Track Gears Up for Biggest Home Meet of Year

The 2005 Clarence Robison Invitational kicks off Wednesday with the multi-event competition. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- Hundreds of athletes will compete in the 2005 Clarence Robison Invitational this Wednesday through Saturday at BYU. The Cougars will host competitors from Idaho State, Southern Utah, Utah, Utah Valley State and Weber State.

The meet begins Wednesday at noon with the both the men's and women's multi-event competition. The multi-event athletes will also compete on Thursday.

The action will heat up Friday with the beginning of the open field events and the running trials. Field events begin at noon, while the track events get under way at 2 p.m. with the trials of the women's 100-meter hurdles.

Saturday's action will feature the elite athletes who have advanced to the finals or qualified for the invitational field events. Competition begins at 10 a.m with the women's hammer throw. An officials ceremony will be held at noon, followed by children's races. Running events will start a 1 p.m. with the finals of the 4x100 meters relays.

The invitational is set to conclude at 4:25 p.m with the men's 4x400 relay final.

BYU athletes of the week Aneta Lemeisz and Josh Rohatinsky will lead the Cougars during the competition.

Lemeisz currently hold the No. 3 mark in the nation in the 800 meters, along with fellow Cougar Heidi Magill.

Rohatinsky meanwhile has top-10 national marks in both the 5,000 and 10,000 meters. Rohatinksy finished the 10,000 meter race at Mt. SAC with the second fastest time in school and conference history.

The men's team enters the meet as a top-20 team, earning 28 regional qualifying marks so far this season. The women are currently ranked in the top-10 and have received 20 regional qualifying marks.

The Robison Invitational can be followed live by accessing the live stats link on the track schedule page of www.byucougars.com.

The public is invited to attend the event at Clarence F. Robison Track on BYU campus. Tickets are $3 with discounts for seniors and students. All-Sport pass holders will be admitted free.

2005 BYU CLARENCE ROBISON INVITATIONAL

April 20-23, 2005

Time Schedule

Multi-Events

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

12:15 Decathlon

12:00 Heptathlon

Thursday, April 21, 2005

12:00 Decathlon

2:00 Heptathlon

Field Events

Friday, April 22, 2005

Implement Weigh-in 12 noon - 2:30

12:00 Open Pole Vault women

12:00 Discus men

1:00 Long Jump women

2:00 Javelin men

2:30 Shot Put women

2:30 Open Pole Vault men

3:30 Open High Jump women

3:30 Javelin women

3:30 Long Jump men

Saturday, April 23, 2005

Implement Weigh-in 8:30a - 11:30

10:00 Hammer women

10:45 Shot Put men

12:45 Inv. Pole Vault men

12:45 Triple Jump women

1:00 Hammer men

1:00 High Jump men

2:30 Inv. Pole Vault women

2:30 Discus women

3:00 Inv. High Jump women

3:00 Triple Jump men

Running Events

Friday (Trials) -- April 22, 2005

2:10 100mH women trials

2:25 110mH men trials

2:40 1 Mile men B Race final

2:50 1500m women B Race final

3:00 400m women trials

3:10 400m men trials

3:20 100m women trials

3:30 100m men trials

3:40 800m women B Race final

3:50 800m men B Race final

4:00 400mH women trials

4:10 400mH men trials

4:20 200m women trials

4:30 200m men trials

4:40 5000m women final

5:00 5000m men final

Saturday (Finals) -- April 23, 2005

12:00 Officials Ceremony

12:45 Kids races

1:00 4x100m women final

1:10 4x100m men final

1:20 3000m Steeplechase men final

1:35 1500m women (seeded 18)

1:45 1 Mile men (seeded 18)

2:00 110mH men final

2:10 100mH women final

2:20 400m women final

2:30 400m men final

2:40 100m women final

2:50 100m men final

3:00 Inv. 800m women final (seeded 10)

3:10 Inv. 800m men final (seeded 10)

3:20 400mH women final

3:30 400mH men final

3:40 200m women final

3:50 200m men final

4:00 3000m Steeplechase women final

4:15 4x400m women final

4:25 4x400m men final