Sophomore Deezbaa Whaley competed at the Wildcat Open on Thursday. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)
OGDEN -- The throwing squad for the No. 14 BYU women’s track team made a successful one-day trip to Ogden, Utah on Thursday at the Wildcat Open.
“I was very impressed with how we competed,” said BYU women’s throwing coach Dick Legas. “We are beginning to peak and that’s really exciting.”
Tianna Ili and Tamra Keys both had solid performances recording season bests at the Weber State meet. Ili, a freshman from St. Anthony, Idaho, took first in the shot put with a throw of 46-08.00 placing her fourth in the Mountain West Conference. Keys, a sophomore from Childress, Texas, took third in the event with a throw of 46-04.25 placing her fifth in the MWC standings.
The Cougars continued to roll in the weight throw competition. Deezbaa Whaley, a sophomore from Kayenta, Ariz., finished third in the weight throw with a distance of 55-06.50. Also performing well for BYU was freshman standout, Cassandra Woodall. Woodall, a native of Manteca, Calif., finished fifth, recording a career best in the weight throw event (51-11.75).
Next up for the throwing squad and the rest of the Cougars will be the MWC Indoor Championships in Colorado Springs, Colo., beginning Feb. 25.