BYU To Host Robison Invitational This Weekend

BYU will host the Robison Invitational this weekend. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO, Utah -- BYU track and field will be hosting its first home meet of the outdoor season at the annual Clarence Robison Invitational this weekend at the Clarence F. Robison Track and Field complex.

“We don’t have many opportunities left so this is really big meet for us,” men’s coach Mark Robison said. “I’m hoping we have a great meet and I’m very excited, our facility is one of the better ones in the West so we should have some great performances.”

The Cougars only have a few more weeks of competition to qualify for the NCAA Championships and improve their marks so the home meet will be essential for picking up some momentum.

This season’s Invitational will feature several local programs, including Utah State, UVU, Utah, Southern Utah and Weber State, along with many unattached athletes. Athletes are finishing up the semester of school and have been limited in practice due to study sessions and final exams but are excited to get back on the track.

“The big thing is we need improvement,” Robison said. “With finals going on it is hard to get workouts in but it will be great to have everybody done and I think we will do really well.”

Multi-event athletes competing in the men’s decathlon and women’s heptathlon will start their events on Thursday at 12:00 p.m. MST and will conclude on Friday afternoon.

Saturday’s field events will begin with the women’s hammer throw at 11:00 a.m. MST and will conclude at 3:30 p.m. MST with the men’s discus. Running events on Saturday will begin at 12:45 p.m. MST with the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase and will finish at 4:45 p.m. MST with the finals of the men’s 4x400-meter relay.

Tickets for the event can be purchased at the gate for $5 and those with All-Sports passes can get in free.

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