Feel the rhythm and the beat of the bongos, the bass and the maracas. Pair that with couples dancing samba, cha-cha and salsa, and you’d probably think you’re walking down the streets of Peru, Colombia or Mexico. It might come as a surprise then that this scene can be found on the streets of Provo, Utah.
With a variety of outdoor activities available during all four seasons, Utah is an adventurer’s paradise. BYU students often escape to the great outdoors and fortunately, they don’t have to go very far.
Mitchell and Kristi Rush-Briggs have more in common than most married student-athlete couples at BYU. They both represent BYU track and field, both compete in the steeplechase and both qualified for the NCAA Division I Championships.
BYU has a diverse campus, and not just when it comes to academics. BYU men’s track and field team has athletes that come from a variety of places across the globe.
Fifteen BYU athletes will compete in the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon, this week.
Among the 46 athletes that will advance to regionals, BYU’s Track and Field team has three women steeplechasers that are nationally ranked and ready to compete.