Cougars Close Out Stanford Invitational With High Marks

Chris Little won the pole vault at the Stanford Invitational on Saturday. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PALO ALTO -- Chris Little submitted the best performance of the day at the Stanford Invitational, winning the men's pole vault on Saturday.

Little's height of 17-04.50 won the event over a number of athletes from colleges along the Pacific coast, including Oregon, California and Stanford.

Anse Myller DeAraujo recorded personal bests in all three jumps he recorded in the long jump. DeAraujo's final mark of 15.36 meters was good for third place.

Kyle Mills took fifth in the long jump, recording a 14.70.

"Myller DeAraujo in the triple jump did phenomenally well," said BYU head coach Mark Robison. "Many of the field events did very well."

Also finishing in the top three was Daniel Lawson. Lawson's throw of 52.65 meters in the discus placed him in third.

The Cougars' 4x400 relay of James Derek McAllister, Kevin Ahlstrom, Kevin Biesinger and Bryan Payne finished in the three-spot in a time of 3:15.46

Brian Weirich competed in the 800 meters, finishing in 1:50.73 while Payne ran the 110-meter hurdles in 15.06.

In late competition yesterday, Jon Kotter had a career day in the 5,000 meters, setting a new personal best with a time of 14:00.00; Nathan Ogden ran a 13:52.03, also a career-low time.

"It'll be fun this next week to be at home," Robison said. "I don't think anybody has been away from home as long as we have. We'll get some other people involved next week that haven't been and get a better feel for where we're at."

BYU will host the BYU Invitational on April 2-3 at the Robison Track in Provo.

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