Cougars host only home meet of the season this weekend

(Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

PROVO, Utah -- The No. 17 BYU men’s track and field team will host the Robison Invitational, its only home meet of the outdoor season, this weekend at the Clarence F. Robison Track and Field Complex.

“We’re very excited for this meet, especially since it looks like we’ll have some great weather,” head coach Mark Robison said. “The kids are done with finals and hopefully they’ve had time to recover. Traditionally, this is one of our best meets of the year because the athletes have less stress from school and get more rest.”

After solid outings at the last few meets, BYU moved into the Top 25 national rankings for the first time all season, jumping 20 spots to land at No. 17 in the country. Most of the men’s track team rested last weekend and took time to wrap up school work as the semester came to a close. Robison said that extra week of rest plus the excitement of performing in front of the home crowd is what makes this weekend’s meet special.

“It’s always fun to compete at home with your family and friends coming to support you,” Robison said. “We also have a great facility here and we usually get a lot of our best marks at this meet. We’ve got a good group of guys who we’re hoping will be able to get qualifying marks for regionals this week.”

Competition from around the region will compete at the Robison Invitational, including Utah, Weber State, Utah Valley University and Idaho State. The multi-events will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, followed by the track and field events on Friday and Saturday.

For a full schedule of the Robison Invitational, visit the event page.