Track Teams Head to New Mexico

BYU All-American Mindy Neeley will be in action this weekend at the Cherry and Silver Invitational. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- New Mexico’s premier track facility awaits the Cougars, who compete this Saturday in their third meet of the season at the Cherry and Silver Invitational in Albuquerque.

The one-day meet held at the state-of-the-art Mondo track in the Albuquerque Convention Center will be host to fifteen teams including BYU, Arizona, New Mexico, Houston, Northern Arizona, California, Stanford, UC Santa Cruz, New Mexico St., Santa Clara, Dine College, Adams State, Colorado Mines, Portland State and UTSA.

“I think this will be a great meet and opportunity for our team,” said BYU women’s head track coach Craig Poole. “New Mexico has one of the best facilities in the country, so we are looking to have some solid performances.”

Both the men’s and women’s teams have athletes competing in the sprinting, distance, throwing and jumping events. Also back in action for BYU are Mountain West Conference players of the week Leif Arrhenius and Amy Menlove, who will be competing for the second time this season in their respected events.

“This is going to be our first true test," said BYU men's head coach Mark Robison. "The meet is in a great facility and against great competition. We are looking forward to having some of our best marks. After this, everyone will have competed and we'll have a better idea of where we are as a team."

The meet is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. MST with the women’s long jump and shot put and will conclude at 3:50 p.m. MST with the women’s 4x400m relay. RecordTiming.com will provide live results of the meet and golobos.com will post the final results.

University of New Mexico Track & Field

Cherry & Silver Invitational

January 24, 2009

Tentative Meet Schedule

Running Events

10:00AM Men 60 Hurdles Prelim

10:35 Women 60 Hurdles Prelim

11:05 Men 60 Meter Prelim

11:30 Women 60 Meter Prelim

11:55 Men Mile

12:10PM Women Mile

12:25 Men 400 Meter Dash

12:50 Women 400 Meter Dash

1:15 Men 60 Hurdles Final

1:25 Women 60 Hurdles Final

1:35 Men 60 Meter Final

1:45 Women 60 Meter Final

1:50 Men 800 Meter Run

2:00 Women 800 Meter Run

2:15 Men 3,000 Meter Run

2:30 Men 200 Meter Dash

2:50 Women 200 Meter Dash

3:10 Women 3,000 Meter Run

3:30 Men 4x400 Meter Relay

3:50 Women 4x400 Meter Relay

Field Events

9:00AM Women Long Jump

9:00 Women Shot Put

10:00 Women Pole Vault

11:00 Men Long Jump

11:00 Men Shot Put

1:00PM Men Pole Vault

1:00 Women Triple Jump

1:00 Women Weight

2:10 Women High Jump

2:10 Men High Jump

2:30 Men Triple Jump

2:30 Men Weight Throw