The BYU men’s and women’s track and field teams had several athletes perform well Wednesday afternoon at Weber State’s Twilight Meet in preparation for important meets on the East Coast next week.
“The weather was rough today, but I think we competed well,” head coach Mark Robison said in a news release. “We saw some good things today and we’re looking forward to the big meets next week.”
Many of the top performances took place in the field with two first place performances in the high jump and pole vault. Tyler Brown placed first in the pole vault with a personal best mark of 16-06-00. Dakoda John won the high jump with a mark of 6-10.75.
In the throwing events, Winston Wilkinson took first and Jacob Foutz took second in the men’s discus with throws of 163-00.00 and 160-04.00, respectively. Dennis Christensen took second place in the shot put with a throw of 54-00.50.
On the track, Jacob Arslanian took fourth place overall with a time of 50.22 in the 400 meter dash and Tyrell Yardley placed fifth with a time of 50.47. Justin Hedin and Brad Nye took third and fourth place in the 800 meter dash with times of 1:53.07 and 1:53.44, respectively.
The women’s team also overcame the weather with several athletes qualifying for the Eastern Conference Athletic Conference Championships next weekend.
“Myself and the team couldn’t be happier with the way things went tonight,” women’s head coach Patrick Shane said in a news release.
In the 400 meters Nicole Rudd Bringhurst took first with a time of 56.49 and Candace Eddy Carlisle took first in the 800 meters with a time of 2:11.71
Kelli Ehardt and Amy Moffat took first and second in the pole vault with a season best mark of 12-02.50. Deezbaa Whaley took second in the hammer throw with a mark of 153-11.00, and Abigail Aguiar Fuller took third with a mark of 143-03.00.
Elizabeth Wilson also turned in a first place performance in the triple jump with a mark of 38-03.00.
Next weekend, the men’s and women’s teams will be competing in the Georgia Tech Invitational in Atlanta as well as the IC4A Outdoor Championship in Princeton.