Decathlon comes to an end at Texas Relays

Mar 30, 2017 - Posted by Taylor Brown at 9:07 pm | Updated: March 30, 2017 10:09 pm | Permalink

After competing in two days of events, Kevin Nielsen finished No. 5 overall in the decathlon at the Texas Relays. Jackson Walker also competed but did not compete in the final events of the competition. 

Wrap-up of day one at NCAA Indoor Championships

Mar 10, 2017 - Posted by Caitlan Wrubell at 10:13 pm | Permalink

Day one of the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships is in the books for the BYU men's and women's teams. 

Conluding day one of MSPF Championships

Feb 24, 2017 - Posted by Caitlan Wrubell at 10:57 pm | Permalink

In the women's 5000 meter run, Laura Young recorded a new personal record of 16:15.66 as she took sixth overall. Alice Jensen likewise set a new personal record, finishing in 16:45.35 and in 12th overall. Yesenia Silva came in 19th overall with a time of 16:51.37.

Highlights from day one at Iowa Classic

Feb 10, 2017 - Posted by Caitlan Wrubell at 9:00 pm | Permalink

AMES, Iowa – The opening day of the Iowa Classic featured several athletes breaking into the BYU record books.

BYU Indoor Invitational wraps up second day

Jan 13, 2017 - Posted by Taylor Brown at 8:01 pm | Updated: January 13, 2017 9:27 pm | Permalink

During the second day of the 2017 BYU Indoor Invitational, the women’s heptathlon wrapped up with sophomore Halley Folsom taking first place (3463) and freshman Lyndsay Yetter came in at a close second (3294 points).

At the close of the men’s pentathlon, Kevin Nielsen took first place in the men’s heptathlon with a total of 5525 points and Jackson Walker third place with 4414 points.

Cougars complete first day of indoor track and field competition

Jan 12, 2017 - Posted by Caitlan Wrubell at 9:42 pm | Updated: January 13, 2017 10:32 am | Permalink

At the end of the first day of competition at the BYU Cougar Indoor Invitational, Kevin Nielson leads all athletes in the men’s heptathlon with 3130 points. The men’s heptathletes competed in the high jump, long jump, shot put and the 60 meters. Nielson placed first in all heptathlon events, with Cougar Jackson Walker taking second place in the shot put, third place in the 60 meters and fourth place in the jumps.

Getting to know Anginae Monteverde

Mar 24, 2015 - Posted by Nicholas Henderson at 4:27 pm | Updated: May 12, 2015 2:16 pm | Permalink

Anginae’s career best indoor mark of 4.27m/14-00 is second all-time for a BYU women’s pole vaulter

 

Major:

Exercise and Wellness

When did you know you were good at track?

It was my junior year. I finally started bending the pole and jumping higher than 10 feet. I ended up jumping 12-2.00 my junior year and coaches started calling me.

Getting to Know Janel Passey

Feb 27, 2015 - Posted by Nicholas Henderson at 1:15 pm | Updated: February 27, 2015 1:16 pm | Permalink

Janel Passey is a freshman from Hailey, Idaho. She redshirted during indoor track season but will compete during outdoor track season beginning in March. 

What is your favorite class?

Statistics

New Track and Field Commit: Lauren Ellsworth

Dec 15, 2014 - Posted by Nicholas Henderson at 3:10 pm | Updated: December 15, 2014 3:23 pm | Permalink

At what point did you realize you could run in college?

“The first time I knew I could run in college was the end of my freshmen year. I had an unexpected finish to the year and I knew when it was over that I could only get better.”

What was the recruiting process like?

“It was a long process. I had certain criteria that I wanted the schools to fit. As each school didn’t fit it, I would cross them off. I basically narrowed it down to two schools. I went on a couple official visits and afterwards knew where I wanted to go.”

UP CLOSE with Lindsey Sowards Nielson

Apr 09, 2013 - Posted by Steven Tew at 4:16 pm | Updated: April 9, 2013 4:46 pm | Permalink

If anything else, distance runner Lindsey Sowards Nielson is a lover of all things Spanish. She's a Spanish major, her favorite movie is Nacho Libre, she would love to visit Peru and loves the Twilight series...but in Spanish.

The most unique aspect of her UP CLOSE story is she raised chickens like most people raise dogs...as pets. The chickens would even come to her and sit in her lap when she called to them. 

Height- 5-3