Cougars break indoor track records in New Mexico

Alyssa Monteverde- Dalton sprints through the 60-meter hurdles at practice. She took fourth place on the BYU all-time list in her event in New Mexico over the weekend. (Natalie Bothwell)

Several BYU track and field athletes had record-breaking performances at the New Mexico Classic Invitational over the weekend.

Alyssa Monteverde-Dalton moved up to fourth on the BYU all-time list with time of 8.28 in the 60-meter hurdles.

“She looked really good. It was the fourth all-time mark in BYU history and she looked excellent. She’s just running a whole new level now. She’s competed extremely well,” head coach Ed Eyestone said.

Her twin sister Anginae almost cleared 14’1″ in the pole vault that would get her into the national meet.

Sean Adams took seventh place on the BYU indoor all-time list for the 400 meter race with a time of 47.15.

Tatenda Tsumba finished the 200 meters in 21.27. His first-time performance on the Cougars’ 4×400 meters team as the opening leg helped secure fourth place.

Jameson Shirley cleared 16’11.5″ in the pole vault in his best meet of the season. Kaylee Packham finished the 600 meter in 1:32.09 and Kensey Berry had the fastest time on the 4×400 meter team as an anchor.

“I think it was a good meet for us,” Eyestone said. “I certainly think we’re getting more comfortable with competing as the season progresses, but I don’t think we’re getting complacent. Comfort comes and really good performances come as a result. We had a number of people step up and do quite well.”

Up next for the Cougars is the Iowa State Classic on Feb. 12-13.


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