Several tracksters hoping to qualify for nationals



    The BYU women’s track team will send a partial team to Ogden Saturday to compete at Weber State University.

    Because the Western Athletic Conference indoor championships begin Thursday, most of the team will not travel to Ogden. Instead they will use the weekend to rest for the championships.

    Jeana McDowell is looking to improve in the high jump Saturday. “My goal is to jump 5-10 and qualify for nationals,” said McDowell.

    Another high jumper is Kristin McQuade, who will also compete in the 200-meter run and the 55-meter hurdles. McQuade is in her first season after knee surgery and has been slowed by continued rehabilitation. McQuade said competing in three events is tiring, but that it helps her prepare for her WAC pentathlon competition.

    Ashley Monahan and Melissa Teemant are both looking to qualify for nationals in the mile Saturday.

    As for the field events, Jolynn Taylor and Tiffany Lott will throw the shot put. Amy Christiansen and Windy Jorgensen, both redshirting this season, are scheduled to compete unattached in the shot put and 55 hurdles respectively.

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