Track & Field: UVU Women lead WAC Indoor Championships after day one

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OREM — Thanks to three top-10 finishes in the pentathlon on Thursday at the WAC Indoor Track and Field Championships in Nampa, Idaho, the UVU women’s track team is in first place with 15 points after the first day of events.

Gately Garnett finished in second place with 3,294 points, Mykah Heaton-Ouderkirk finished in fourth place with 3,200 points, and Mindy Stapel finished in seventh place with 3,109 points. Ashli Schulz finished in 12th place for the Wolverines with 2,924 points.

Garnett finished in the top five of the 60 meter hurdles, 800 meter run, and the shot put to stay atop the leaderboard. Heaton-Ouderkirk finished in the top five of three events also: 800 meter run, long jump, and the 60 meter hurdles.

UVU leads with 15 points followed by Seattle U with 10, Grand Canyon with 8, and CSU Bakersfield with six.

The men will take to the field as they continue competing in the men’s heptathlon with three events left. Zane Farrer and Isaac Artinger sit in fourth and seventh place, respectively for UVU.