The Ute Athletes of the Week are cross country team members Rachel Slaugh and Dayton Merrell, nominated by Coach Galley. “Rachel Slaugh has been a real asset and leader on the cross country team,” shares Coach Galley. “She has placed very well in every meet. At the Uintah Invitational she placed second behind one of the premier runners in the state. She continues to improve each week and has reached personal records over the last few weeks.” Congratulations Rachel Slaugh, Ute Athlete of the Week! Dayton Merrell has also had a season of growth so far. “Dayton struggled with an injury at the first of this season,” shares Coach Galley. “It slowed him down just a little bit early on. Now, he is getting going and has improved his times each week. In this last week, he got a personal record and finished first at the Uintah Invitational.” Congratulations Dayton Merrell, Ute Athlete of the Week!