BYU's Pugsley and Walcott Score Wins at MWC Outdoor Track and Field Championships

PROVO, Utah (May 18) - BYU's Curtis Pugsley scored 7,525 points, while Anna-Lee Walcott racked up 5,224 points as the pair earned 10 points each for the Cougars in the second day of competition in Provo Thursday. BYU took the top three spots in the decathlon to lead the men's team scoring with 24 points, followed by Air Force (7) and Colorado State (7). UNLV used second- and fifth-place finishes in the heptathlon to lead the women's team scoring with 12 points, followed by BYU (10), Utah (9), San Diego State (5), and New Mexico (3).

Pugsley and Walcott, both freshmen, earned NCAA provisional marks and personal bests in the competition. Pugsley moved to No. 5 in the national rankings, narrowly missing the NCAA automatic mark (7,600). BYU's Hyrum Prince (7,109) and Daniel Parkinson (6,418) finished second and third, respectively, followed by Kurt Duffy of Air Force (6,304), Colorado State's Doug Crumb (5,911) and Matt Webber (5,625), and Air Force's Tom Clark (5,591).

Prince opened the day with a win in the 110-meter hurdles (14.65) and the discus (132'-5"), and moved into second place when Crumb withdrew from the pole vault with a hamstring injury. Pugsley cleared a personal-best 16'-8.75" to win the pole vault competition, and Crumb returned to win the javelin with a toss of 178'. Duffy claimed a 4:40.89-second win in the 1,500 meters.

In women's action, Walcott moved one spot ahead of UNLV's Chantel Yates at No. 23 in the national rankings with the heptathlon victory. Yates, also a freshman, finished in second place with 5,032 points. Utah's Erianne Allen took third place (4,932), followed by Leslie Miller of San Diego State (4,721) and UNLV's Heather Steadham (4,718). Walcott began the day in second place, but used a win in the long jump (18'-10") to take the lead heading into the final two events. Allen closed the gap with a first-place finish in the javelin (130'-3") before Yates closed out the day with a win in the 800 meters (2:15.89).

Competition continues Friday with a full slate of events scheduled for a 1 p.m. (MDT) start. The championships will conclude Saturday, with events running from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Brigham Young University                                  

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MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCE

Outdoor Track & Field Championships

Provo, Utah - Wednesday 05/17/00 to Saturday 05/20/00

SCORES FOR WOMEN

Rank School Score

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1 UNLV 12

2 BYU 10

3 UTAH 9

4 SAN DIEGO STATE 5

5 NEW MEXICO 3

SCORES FOR MEN

Rank School Score

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1 BYU 24

2 COLORADO STATE 7

2 AIR FORCE 7

Decathlon Men Results

1 7525 Curtis Pugsley - BYU

100 10.98 865 w: 0.8 110HH 15.09 839 w:-0.1

LJ 7.01m 816 w: 1.8 DT 38.18m 628125'03.00

SP 12.22m 620 40'01.25 PV 5.10m 941 16'08.75

HJ 2.10m 896 6'10.75 JT 50.04m 589164'02.00

400 49.74 827 1500 5:09.98 504

2 7109 Hyrum Prince - BYU

100 11.14 830 w: 0.8 110HH 14.65 892 w:-0.1

LJ 6.55m 709 w: 2.8 DT 40.36m 672132'05.00

SP 14.06m 732 46'01.50 PV 4.70m 819 15'05.00

HJ 1.86m 679 6'01.25 JT 46.62m 539152'11.00

400 50.77 779 1500 5:18.42 458

3 6418 Daniel Parkinson - BYU

100 11.36 782 w: 0.8 110HH 16.81 644 w: 0.3

LJ 6.55m 709 w: 1.8 DT 31.70m 498104'00.00

SP 10.60m 522 34'09.50 PV 3.80m 562 12'05.50

HJ 2.04m 840 6'08.25 JT 49.08m 575161'00.00

400 51.59 743 1500 5:02.89 543

4 6304 Kurt Duffy - AFA

100 11.36 782 w: 0.8 110HH 15.11 836 w: 0.3

LJ 6.41m 677 w: 0.7 DT 28.16m 428 92'05.00

SP 10.86m 537 35'07.75 PV 3.80m 562 12'05.50

HJ 1.74m 577 5'08.50 JT 37.92m 412124'05.00

400 49.92 818 1500 4:40.89 675

5 5911 Doug Crumb - CSU

100 11.32 791 w: 0.8 110HH 15.09 839 w: 0.3

LJ 6.85m 778 w: 2.4 DT 36.94m 603121'02.00

SP 13.26m 683 43'06.00 PV NH 0

HJ 2.01m 813 6'07.00 JT 54.26m 652178'00.00

400 51.39 752 1500 DNF 0

6 5625 Matt Webber - CSU

100 11.81 689 w: 0.8 110HH 16.57 670 w:-0.1

LJ 6.20m 630 w: 0.5 DT 30.10m 466 98'09.00

SP 11.40m 570 37'05.00 PV 2.80m 309 9'02.25

HJ 1.83m 653 6'00.00 JT 41.16m 459135'00.00

400 53.08 678 1500 5:10.38 501

7 5591 Tom Clark - AFA

100 11.94 663 w: 0.8 110HH 15.89 745 w: 0.3

LJ 5.97m 580 w: 2.9 DT 32.38m 511106'03.00

SP 9.22m 439 30'03.00 PV 3.00m 357 9'10.00

HJ 1.68m 528 5'06.00 JT 29.12m 287 95'06.00

400 49.98 816 1500 4:42.49 665

Heptathlon Women Results

1 5224 Anna-Lee Walcott - BYU

100LH 14.93 851 w:-1.1 LJ 5.76m 777 w:-1.7

HJ 1.66m 806 5'05.25 JT 38.88m 646127'07.00

SP 11.16m 606 36'07.50 800 2:29.60 698

200 25.52 840 w: 0.9

2 5032 Chantel Yates - UNLV

100LH 14.26 942 w:-0.7 LJ 5.15m 601 16'10.75

HJ 1.57m 701 5'01.75 JT 27.54m 430 90'04.00

SP 10.84m 585 35'06.75 800 2:15.89 880

200 24.93 893 w: 0.7

3 4932 Erianne Allen - UTAH

100LH 14.88 858 w: 0.9 LJ 4.66m 469 15'03.50

HJ 1.57m 701 5'01.75 JT 39.70m 662130'03.00

SP 11.20m 608 36'09.00 800 2:20.13 822

200 25.83 812 w: 0.7

4 4721 Leslie Miller - SDSU

100LH 15.27 806 w:-1.1 LJ 4.82m 511 w: 0.2

HJ 1.54m 666 5'00.50 JT 35.70m 585117'01.00

SP 9.94m 526 32'07.50 800 2:16.95 865

200 26.41 762 w: 0.7

5 4718 Heather Steadham - UNLV

100LH 15.21 814 w: 0.9 LJ 5.45m 686 w:-1.3

HJ 1.57m 701 5'01.75 JT 31.34m 502102'10.00

SP 10.78m 581 35'04.50 800 2:30.06 692

200 26.64 742 w: 0.9

6 4576 Kristy Slade - UTAH

100LH 15.22 813 w:-0.7 LJ 5.17m 606 w:-0.6

HJ 1.54m 666 5'00.50 JT 30.72m 490100'09.00

SP 10.20m 543 33'05.75 800 2:31.63 673

200 26.14 785 w: 0.9

7 4481 Melissa Guanella - UNM

100LH 15.33 799 w: 0.9 LJ 5.13m 595 16'10.00

HJ 1.48m 599 4'10.25 JT 33.10m 535108'07.00

SP 10.04m 532 32'11.25 800 2:29.22 703

200 26.93 718 w: 0.9

8 4474 Susanna Oravainen - UNM

100LH 15.40 790 w: 0.9 LJ 4.75m 492 w:-1.6

HJ 1.54m 666 5'00.50 JT 35.70m 585117'01.00

SP 10.60m 569 34'09.50 800 2:30.47 687

200 27.32 685 w: 0.9

9 4464 Anna Eller - CSU

100LH 15.07 832 w:-0.7 LJ 5.01m 562 16'05.25

HJ 1.51m 632 4'11.50 JT 26.86m 417 88'01.00

SP 10.68m 574 35'00.50 800 2:32.78 658

200 26.09 789 w: 0.7