Cougars Ready To Start Outdoor Season

BYU will begin its outdoor season this weekend at San Diego State. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- After a record-setting indoor season, the BYU track teams will be starting outdoor season this weekend at the Aztec Invitational in San Diego, Calif.

With several different events available in the outdoor season, many athletes will be seeing their first competition of the year including a lot of freshman getting started.

"There's a good group going," men's head coach Mark Robison said. "It will be a good meet with good competition."

BYU will see quality programs such as Texas A&M, Wisconsin, UCLA and Kansas State.

Two freshman decathletes will compete for the Cougars, Isaac Robison and Joshua Weirich. Weirich competed in the heptathlon during indoor season and finished sixth at the Mountain West Conference Championships.

Outdoor season will feature unique outdoor field events such as the hammer throw, discus and javelin. Freshman Clinton Prestwich will compete in both the hammer throw and discus.

The BYU women will have six athletes competing in the javelin for the first time in 2011. Elizabeth Wilson, Erin Wells, Aubri Salazar, Coriann Clark, Amber Freeman and Allyson Wardell will all compete in the event on Saturday.

Athletes that competed at the NCAA National Championships on March 11-12 will take the weekend off and not attend the meet. Lacey Bleazard, Katie Palmer, Rachel Fisher and others will begin outdoor competition later in March.

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