SALT LAKE CITY
– The Utah women's cross country team is set to compete at the CSI Invitational this Friday, Sept. 7, hosted by the College of Southern Idaho. The race will be held at the Canyon Springs Golf Course in Twin Falls, Idaho, and is slated to begin at 4:00 p.m. MST.
"It's a 5k and like I said I know there is a handful of local teams that will be up there so it should be a fun, interesting meet to find out where we are at," Utah head coach Kyle Kepler
said. "We have a young group that's running really well and we are really excited about their training right now and hopefully we will be able to continue to press forward and stay on the right track."
Competing for the Utes this weekend will be: Aubrey Argyle
, Emma Christensen
, Scarlet Dale
, Nicole Griffiths
, Sara Leonard
, Natalie Platil
, Kennedy Powell
, Sophie Ryan
, Sadie Wassum
, and Cara Woolnough
"It's mostly going to be gals who did not race at Utah State, they will open their seasons here," Kepler explained. "Ultimately we are trying to open up some other people and spread some things around and go from there. We have some big meets coming up and we are trying to make some decisions on who we are going to take because those meets will be more limited on numbers."
Senior Sadie Wassum
and sophomores Aubrey Argyle
and Cara Woolnough
will be competing in their first cross country race of the season. Wassum competed in two races last year where she finished in 12th and 16th place in those races. Argyle competed in three races last season including the Pac-12 Championships where she placed 74th as a freshman. Woolnough redshirted last season and will make her collegiate cross country debut.
Last time out the Utes competed in a dual meet with Utah State where they finished second with a total of 41 team points. Junior Sarah Feeny
captured first place overall while junior Sarah Newton
placed seventh in her first collegiate cross country race. Newton, who primarily competes in track, has been training throughout the summer to run more cross country for the Utes this season.