Teams Heads West and South

The Cougars will compete in two separate meets this weekend. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- The BYU men's and women's track teams will send athletes in two directions this weekend with some athletes competing in the Stanford Invitational in California and others in the Arizona State University Invitational in Tempe this weekend.

Participating in two separate meets will give many of the Cougar track athletes a chance to compete during the second week of the outdoor season.

The Stanford Invitational, held Friday and Saturday, is one the West's biggest track meets of the season.

Thousands of high school, college, and professional athletes will compete at Stanford's Cobb Track and Angell Field during the two-day track and field extravaganza. Last year's meet produced more than 200 NCAA Regional and Division I automatic qualifiers.

While the Stanford Invitational is a two-day meet, the ASU Invitational is a one-day event held on Saturday.

The meet features athletes from Air Force, Ashland (Ohio), BYU, Dartmouth, Iowa State and Kansas State, as well as several individual competitors and unattached athletes. Field events open the day with the women's hammer at 10 a.m. while the running events are set to start under the lights at 6 p.m. with the women's 100m hurdles.

With competition at Stanford lasting until late Friday night, a comprehensive recap of the meet's results, along with those from the ASU Invitational, will be available on Saturday night after the conclusion of both meets on www.byucougars.com.