Mt. Sac Relays to Begin Thursday

The BYU track and field teams will compete in one of the largest distance competitions of the outdoor season, the Mt. Sac Relays. Events begin Thursday in Walnut, Calif. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- In another split weekend the BYU track and field teams will compete in the Mt. Sacs Relay and the Utah State Mark Faldmo Invitational beginning Thursday.

“I’m really excited for the meets this weekend,” said BYU men’s track and field head coach Mark Robison. “ The Mt. Sac Relays is one of the biggest distance competitions of the year. As far as the Utah meet, I hope we can get some good weather.”

The Mt. Sac Relays will begin Thursday at 5:30 p.m. PT with the 3,000-meter steeplechase and is scheduled to end with the 10,000-meter run at 10:45 p.m. PT. The meet is held in Walnut, Calif., and the Cougars will be competing against some of the best teams in the nation.

"This is one of the major meets of the season, attracting international competition," said BYU women's track and field head coach Craig Poole. "This is a great opportunity to pursue additional NCAA regional qualifying marks and we are incredibly excited to participate."

The Mark Faldmo Invite in Logan, Utah, will begin Saturday at 10 a.m. MT with the hammer throw. The final event will be the 4x400-meter relay, scheduled to end at 3:15 p.m. MT.