Track and field athletes place all-time records in Iowa and Boise

The BYU track team push each other during an interval workout at practice. The Cougars broke several all-time indoor track records this weekend. (Natalie Bothwell)

The BYU track and field team had two more record-breaking meets at the Iowa State Classic and Boise State Challenge over the weekend.

BYU track and field director of operations Ryan Waite was impressed with the number of athletes who placed BYU all-time indoor records.

“Whenever anybody can get up into the top 10 in school history it’s a big deal,” Waite said. “I think that’s what a lot of people on the team work towards. It’s one of the best feelings you can have, one of the greatest accomplishments for a BYU track and field athlete.”

In Iowa, Shea Martinez-Collinsworth set the BYU all-time 400 meter record with a time of 53.72. Alyssa Monteverde-Dalton finished the 60-meter hurdles in 8.25 and set a new personal record.

Zachary Stetler threw a personal best 18.66 meters in the shot put and placed eighth on the all-time record list. Connor Ross took tenth place on the 800 meter all-time list and Kristi Rush is now ninth on the all-time 3000 meter list.

The men’s 4×400 meters team placed first while five underclassmen ran the mile in under 4:07. John Glazier won the long jump and placed 10th best in BYU indoor history.

At the Boise State Challenge, Andrea Stapleton won the high jump with a mark of 1.75 meters while Chloe Richardson and Marissa Appiah tied for fourth place. Richardson also won the triple jump.

Kevin Nielsen hit personal best marks in both the high jump and long jump. His long jump took eighth place on the BYU all-time record list.

“A lot of the marks we got here were just as good or better than the ones in Iowa,” BYU track and field associate head coach Mark Robison said. “I think the athletes did very well. Now we get a week off before we head to the MPSF meet with one more chance to qualify for nationals. It should be pretty exciting.”

Up next for the Cougars is the MPSF conference meet in Seattle, WA this weekend.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email