Cougars Invite Competition to Home Track

Jake Garlick has already qualified for regionals in two events. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- The Cougars will be home for the Easter weekend when they host the Y Invitational at Clarence F. Robison Track Saturday.

The events will be a full day of first-rate competition and solid performances as the Cougars strive for more top marks in preparation for the big meets of the season. Thirteen women and 20 men have now qualified for regionals in their events. The pole vaulting teams have the most athletes qualified, with five women and four men currently heading to the championships.

In addition to the pole vaulters list of successes, junior Jake Garlick has qualified for regionals in both the 110-meter and 400-meter hurdles. Garlick and the rest of the men's hurdling squad will look for even more success at the invitational.

For the women, freshman standout JennaBree Tollestrup will participate in her first outdoor meet. She will be competing in several events in preparation for future heptathlons, including a stacked lineup in the javelin throw. The BYU women's javelin squad has depth and talent on their side and will show that strength this weekend.

The entire men and women's teams will be home for the event. Other participating schools include: Eastern Washington, Portland State, University of Utah, Utah State, Utah Valley State, Weber State and Western State.

The competition will begin at 11 a.m. with the women's hammer throw and the final

event will be completed at approximately 5:30 p.m. The event is $2 for students and faculty, $3 for individuals and $10 for families. Athletes under the age of 14 can enter free with uniform.

The Cougars will have three additional home meets this season, including the MWC

Outdoor Championships (May 11-13) and NCAA Regional Championships (May 26-27). The Robison Invitational will be April 27-29.

Results will be available after each event and complete results will be posted in the meet information at www.byutrack.com following Saturday competition. For more information about the BYU track and field program, visit www.byucougars.com.