BYU track and field teams stand out at Georgia track meet


The BYU track and field teams recorded season high times in the last track meet of the regular season Friday and Saturday at Georgia Tech University. The Cougars posted three first-place wins and a total of 18 top five finishes to end a successful season.

Junior mid-distance runner Nachelle Mackie took second place to an unattached runner in the 800 meter run on Saturday with a time of 2:02.49, the second fastest time run by a female collegiate athlete this season. Mackie ran the fastest 800 meter time earlier this season at the Mt. SAC Relays with a BYU record of 2:01.11.

Senior pole vaulter Christian Guenther was one of two female Cougars to take first place with a vault of 4.03m (13-2.50). Teammate Rachel Fisher also cleared 4.03m but was awarded second place because she did it in more attempts.

Junior javelin thrower Amber Huntington was the only other athlete on the women’s team to take first place with a season-best throw of 47.31m (155-02). She was followed closely by teammate Allyson Anderson who threw 45.73m (150-00) for a third place finish.

For the men, long-distance runner Miles Batty was the lone Cougar to bring home a win. Batty competed in the 800m and took first with a time of 1:49.43. Ryan Waite, also from BYU, closed the race on Batty’s heels with a time of 1:49.48 to take second.

The BYU track and field teams will next compete at the NCAA West Regional track meet in Eugene, Oreg., beginning May 24.

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