UtahFOOTBALL: The Utah football team has elected five seniors as its captains for the 2003 season. They are: DE Jason Kaufusi, DB Dave Revill, DE Josh Savage, LB Ray Holdcraft and OT Thomas Herrion.
Kaufusi is a two-time first-team all-Mountain West Conference defensive end. Revill was a second-team all-conference defensive back last fall and Savage was an honorable mention all-MWC defensive end. Holdcraft and Herrion, both junior college transfers last season, worked their way into starting roles and are expected to vie for all-league honors in 2003 at linebacker and offensive tackle, respectively.
"Other than getting married and having children, one of the greatest moments in life is when your team elects you captain," said coach Urban Meyer. "We're going to lean on them and demand a lot from them."
TRACK: Utah runner Nellie Hammons will compete in the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Sacramento State University this weekend.
Competition for the 800-meter run begins on Wednesday at 12:05 p.m. MDT. Hammons, a junior, qualified by finishing fifth (2:07.47) at the NCAA West Regional on June 7 in Palo Alto, Calif.
"This is Nellie's first NCAA Championship, and it should be a great learning experience for her future races at the national level," said Hammons' coach, Brian Appell. "It would be great if she is able to advance through the different qualifying heats."
Weber StateTRACK: Three women and two men from Weber State University, are set to compete at the 2003 NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The meet is being hosted by Big Sky Conference member, Sacramento State and runs throughout this week.
Representing WSU in the steeplechase will be Rachel Bennion and Caroline Pebley. Cynthia Losee will compete in the 10,000 meter run. Joel Atwater may be Weber 's best hope for a high finish in the 1,500 meter run. His season best time of 3:42.38 is the 5th best by a collegian this season. Ken Richardson will run in the 3,000 meter steeplechase.