Oliver Whaley won the hammer throw at Utah State, winning with an MWC-best distance of 59.44 meters. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)
LOGAN -- Oliver Whaley threw the hammer 59.44 meters to take the Mountain West Conference lead in the event as the BYU men’s track and field team finished competition at the Mt. SAC and Utah State Faldmo Invitiationals on Saturday.
Whaley’s new personal best is a meter improvement from the junior’s previous high while pushing him into the the top 25 in the NCAA west region in the event. Whaley finished in first place at Utah State to win the hammer throw.
Also in Logan, Daniel Lawson took first in the shot put and second in the discus. Lawson’s shot put throw went 16.97 meters to take the championship while also throwing 52.28 meters in the discus.
Joshua Speirs competed for the Cougars in the pole vault, tying for fifth place with a top height of 4.60 meters.
In California at the Mt. SAC Relays, BYU finished out the meet with Ryan Waite running the 800 meters in 1:53.48 to finish in 11th place.
BYU track and field will be back in action at home next week for the annual Robison Invitational, which will take place from April 21-24 at the Clarence Robison Track and Field complex in Provo.