(Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)
PROVO, Utah – A rare midweek meet this Wednesday and Thursday at the Weber State Twilight in Ogden, Utah, opens up a critical month of May for BYU track and field.
“This is another great opportunity for athletes who haven’t gotten a regional mark yet to take another try at it,” BYU track and field head coach Ed Eyestone said. “For many of them, this is the second to last chance of the season to hit a mark that will get them into the regional meet. Most of those who have already qualified will be sitting this meet out. It’s crunch time.”
The men’s 4x100-meter relay team will try to punch its ticket to Lawrence, Kansas, with a strong performance. It currently sits just outside the top-48 in the West Region. Trevor Fuhriman needs to improve his 800-meter time by a couple of seconds to secure a spot.
Tatenda Tsumba has already qualified in both the 100 and 200 meters, but he will make an appearance in Ogden. He will also run one of the legs on the 4x100 team.
For the women, Diamond Thomas will be running the 100 and 200 meters in an effort to qualify for regionals. Thomas would have qualified last week, but the excessive wind speeds during her events made her times invalid by the NCAA. She will also run on the women’s 4x100-meter relay team.
Anginae Monteverde, Nicole Naatjes and Sierra Hansen have each qualified previously for regionals and will be in competition this week. Kylee Trageser sits just outside the top-48 and will attempt to join her fellow vaulters with a qualifying mark this week.
Check the BYU women’s track and field schedule page for a link to live results from the Weber State Twilight meet.