Outdoor Season Begins in Arizona

BYU All-American Amy Menlove won last week's national championship in the pentathlon event. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- Returning from the NCAA Indoor National Championships, the BYU track and field teams gear up for the outdoor season starting off in Tempe, Ariz. for the Baldy Castillo Invitational.

“This will be a good meet to start off the outdoor season,” said BYU men’s track and field head coach Mark Robison. “It will be warm and we’ll get started with great competition and it will give the athletes a chance to get back and get moving.”

The men will be competing against 13 teams, some of which include ASU, Kentucky, New Mexico, Northern Arizona and South Dakota.

The No. 3 nationally-ranked women’s team will compete against 12 teams, including ASU, Nebraska, New Mexico and Louisville.

“This will be a great meet for our athletes that haven’t been able to compete yet,” said BYU women’s throwing coach Dick Legas. “This is a low pressure event that will give us good experience. We look forward to starting our outdoor season after our indoor success.”

The BYU women’s team is coming off of their highest indoor national ranking in school history. The team also boasts two national champions, [Amy Menlove and Lacey Cramer] who won their respected events at the NCAA Indoor Championships.

Friday events begin at 1 p.m. PT with the women’s hammer followed by the men’s. Saturday’s events will begin at noon with the women’s discus.