Cougars Approach Final Qualifying Meet

The BYU track and field teams split to Seattle and Colorado Springs for the Huskey Classic and Air Force Invitational this weekend.

PROVO -- After breaking four BYU and one Mountain West Conference record last weekend, the BYU track and field teams split to Seattle and Colorado Springs for the Husky Classic and Air Force Invitational.

With one final week standing between the Cougars and the MWC Indoor Championships the teams have high hopes of tallying a few last provisional qualifying marks.

“This is a really exciting weekend,” said BYU men’s track and field head coach Mark Robison. “This is the final meet of the regular season, so for our athletes it is the last chance to see who is going to conference and will qualify for nationals.”

In Seattle the highlight of the meet will be the distance competition. The running events begin at 8 a.m. PT with the field events starting at 11 a.m. PT.

In Colorado, the Cougars will be going up against Air Force, Colorado, Colorado State, Northern Colorado, Utah State, Wyoming, Colorado School of Mines, CSU‐Pueblo and UCCS. Events begin Friday at 2:00 PM MT and resume on Saturday at 9:30 AM.

“We're going to use the next week to prepare for Conference Championships," said BYU women’s track and field head coach Craig Poole. "We're excited for this weekend, but we will be competing in limited events to rest our athletes and prepare for conference."