Track and Field Claims Top Honors

Senior Curtis Pugsley hurdles for the Cougars, adding to the strength of the No. 9 men's team.

PROVO -- As the BYU track teams are heading to Nationals this weekend, the honors keep rolling in for the No. 9 men's team and No. 11 women's team.

In its highest finish under men's head coach Mark Robison's watch, the men's track team ends the Indoor season ranked No. 3 in the power rankings -- a prestigious award merited on the rank of each schools top two athletes in each event, to compile a complete measure of the teams strength as a whole.

"This really is an honor to be named No. 3 in the nation for the strength of our team," Robison said. "Our men deserve this honor and it just goes to show that we do have a team very deep in every event."

In addition, this week BYU men's head coach, Mark Robison, and the women's head coach, Craig Poole, were named the Mountain Region Indoor Coach of the year.

Top distance runner senior Michaela Mannova was also named the Mountain Region's Woman Indoor Athlete of the Year to add to her Mountain West Conference Honors.

The Cougars look to continue this streak of top performances as they prepare to go head-to-head with the best competition in the nation this weekend at NCAA Indoor Nationals.