Indoor Track Event Comes to BYU

PROVO -- BYU will host its second indoor meet of the season and its first meet on BYU campus in more than 15 years.

The Oval Qualifier meet will begin Thursday, Feb. 20 at BYU's Smith Fieldhouse with the throwing events and the high jump. The meet will continue Friday at the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns, Utah, with the running events and the rest of the field events. Thursday's events will start at 3 p.m. Friday's field events will start at 2:30 p.m. and the running events will start at 4 p.m.

Teams competing at the meet will include BYU, the University of Utah, Weber State, UVSC and the University of Idaho, with several unattached athletes also competing.

For BYU, Aron Szumda will return to competition after a week off, and Nikki Hughes will continue to let her stress injury heal. Most of the distance athletes are taking the week off after phenomenal performances last week. At the last meet BYU hosted at the Olympic Oval more than eight athletes qualified for nationals.

Schedule of Events

As of 2-13-03

Thursday, February 20

BYU Smith Fieldhouse

Field Events -

2:00-4:00 Implement weigh-in

3:00 35lb Weight Throw -- Men

3:00 High Jump --Men

3:00 Shot Put -- Women

4:30 20lb Weight Throw -- Women

4:30 Shot Put -- Men

4:30 High Jump -- Women

(4:30 start time is approximate. Events will go earlier if possible.)

Friday, February 21

Utah Olympic Oval

Field Events

2:30 Pole Vault -- Women

3:00 Long Jump -- Men

3:00 Long Jump -- Women

4:00 Triple Jump -- Men

4:00 Triple Jump -- Women

6:00 Pole Vault -- Men

Running Events

3:20 5000m -- Men

3:40 5000m -- Women

4:00 60mH -- Men (Trials)

4:15 60mH -- Women (Trials)

4:30 60m -- Men (Trials)

4:40 60m -- Women (Trials)

4:55 Mile -- Men

5:10 Mile -- Women

5:15 60mH -- Men (Final)

5:20 60mH -- Women (Final)

5:25 60m -- Men (Final)

5:30 60m -- Women (Final)

5:55 400m -- Men

6:10 400m -- Women

6:25 800m -- Men

6:45 800m -- Women

7:05 200m -- Men

7:20 200m -- Women

7:35 3000m -- Men

7:55 3000m -- Women

8:13 1600m Relay -- Men

8:26 1600m Relay -- Women