Track and field fairs well in New Mexico


Both men’s and women posted wins in pole vaulting over the weekend at the track and field Cherry and Silver Invitational.

The invitational was held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, January 18th and 19th.

Braydon Bringhurst and Rachel Fisher took first place in pole vault, as predicted. Bringhurst cleared 16-08.75 and Fisher finished with a height of 13-05.25 inches.

“Pole vault was definitely the brightest spot for us,” men’s head coach Mark Robison said in a press release.

Fisher, who has a personal record of 13-11.75, has high hopes of breaking the BYU record of 14-01 inches.

“One meet at a time,” Fisher said. “There was a lot of improvement from last meet to this meet, but everyone has more they can work on. It was a good start. Throughout the competition things got better with more jumps.”

Other highlights over the weekend included Fan Fan Charles finishing in third place in the 60 meter dash in 6.77 seconds, and in the 400-meter dash, Cade Lindahl placed fourth with 48.18 seconds.

The Cougars split up next weekend and send their distance squad to the University of Washington, while the rest of the team heads to the Air Force Academy.

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