ALBUQUERQUE- The BYU men’s track and field team had a successful outing this weekend at the Cherry and Silver Invitational in New Mexico, leaving the meet with 12 top-10 finishes.
For the third week in a row a Weirich took the title in the pole vault, but this time it was Joshua Weirich who finished first, clearing 4.77-meters (15-07.75), and teammate Buddy Cranford came in fourth at 4.47m (14-08.00).
Colby Barber placed third in the shot put throwing 16.67m (54-08.25) and Russell Nielson represented the Cougars in the high jump with a fourth place finish, jumping 2.04m (6-08.25).
On the track, Cade Lindahl gained another first-place finish for BYU in the 400m, with a time of 47.31, and Rhyan Atrice took fifth, posting 48.57.
Fan Fan Charles and Jason Hinds also added to the top-10 finishes, with Charles finishing fifth in the 60m, in 6.91, and Hinds finishing fifth in the 200m, with a time of 21.75.
BYU will continue its season on January 27-28 at both the Washington Invitational and the Air Force Team Challenge. Distance runners will primarily compete in Washington, while sprinters and jumpers will head to Air Force.
Click here for complete results from the meet.