Eye on the Y: BYU coach honors female athletes, award-winning band comes to BYU, 5k Cougs vs Cancer Run


BYU women’s cross country and distance coach honors team at NCAA Indoor National Championships with celebratory outfit

Coach Diljeet Taylor’s outfit encourages all to “Watch Women’s Sports”. BYU Women’s track and field competed at the NCAA Indoor National Championship, which took place on March 8, International Women’s Day. (Instagram/@diljeetdosanjhtaylor & @defaulthappiness)

BYU men’s and women’s track and field competed for the NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships in Boston. BYU women’s track and field competed at the NCAA Indoor National Championships on Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9. 

Not only is March Women’s History Month, but March 8 — one of the Cougar’s competition days — was International Women’s Day. Coach Diljeet Taylor honored her women team members on International Women’s Day with an attention-drawing outfit. 

Taylor collaborated with BYU men’s basketball player Trey Stewart, who designs clothes for his company Default Happiness, to create an outfit that would represent her love for her team. Her pants had photos of all of the girls that were competing in the NCAA Championships. Her shirt read “BYUrun4her” on her right side, with a “Y” emblem on her left. The back of her shirt said “Watch Women’s Sports” in bold, white letters. 

Coach Diljeet Taylor’s outfit was the talk of the event, celebrating not only her female cross country and distance athletes, but female athletes everywhere. 

BYU Arts’ ‘Bravo!’ series celebrated St. Patrick’s Day early, with performance from Glasgow-based band Ímar

Band members Adam Brown, Ryan Murphy, Tomás Callister, Adam Rhodes and Mohsen Amini practice for their performance in the BYU School of Music Concert Hall. The band stopped at BYU as a part of their Crossing the Atlantic tour. (Instagram/@imarband, @rhodesyman)

Ímar, a quintet band of award-winning musicians, brought the traditional sounds of Ireland to BYU on Tuesday, March 12. The band came to BYU campus during their Crossing the Atlantic tour, with stops throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Ímar performed at the BYU School of Music Concert Hall. Nearly 1,000 people showed up for the concert. Ímar performed traditional and modern folk music with a variety of instruments. They celebrated the traditional music of Ireland in honor of St. Patrick’s Day on Sunday, March 17.

If you missed Ímar, they posted a video of them practicing for the show on Instagram. To see more performances from world-class artists, the “Bravo!” 2023-2024 lineup series can be found here.

BYU 5k supports Cancer research

The BYU Cougs vs Cancer student organization at the annual Cougs vs Cancer run. All funds from this past annual run, in it’s 29th year, go toward Cancer research. (BYU Simmons Center for Cancer Research/Photo via Cougs vs Cancer)

On the morning of Saturday, March 9, participants of all ages warmed up for the 29th Annual Cougs vs. Cancer Run. All of the funds from the run went to support cancer research. 

The yearly run honors Rex. E Lee, a former BYU President, who passed in 1996 from lymphoma cancer. The run was planned and sponsored by the BYU Simmons Center for Cancer Research and the Cougs vs. Cancer organization. Students in the group focus on supporting and helping cancer-related clubs and research at BYU. 

The 5k route began on the Robison Outdoor Track and Field and went throughout BYU campus. There was also a kids fun run/walk. 

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