After taking home the 2009 Outdoor MWC Championship titles, the men and women's track and field teams had 28 athletes selected for the All-MWC team Monday. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)
COLORADO SPRINGS -- Twenty-eight athletes from the BYU men and women’s track and field teams were named to the Mountain West Conference Outdoor Track and Field All-Conference teams.
Selections for the All-Conference teams are awarded to the top three finishers from each event.
“It’s always a great honor to have our athletes admitted to this team,” said BYU men’s track and field head coach Mark Robison. “To have 19 selected really shows the depth of our team. We had a very good competition and we’re excited now to prepare for regionals.”
Nineteen athletes from the BYU men’s team were named as selections while TCU had the second most athletes with nine.
For the women, BYU also received the most selections with nine athletes; New Mexico and TCU tied in second with seven.
“It’s a real honor for the team and for these individuals,” said BYU women’s track and field head coach Craig Poole. “These are excellent athletes who represented the team well and we appreciate their contribution as well as the conference for recognizing their efforts.”
At the conclusion of the MWC outdoor championships on Saturday, the conference announced BYU’s Poole and Robison as the MWC men’s and women’s Coaches of the Year. This was Robison’s sixth consecutive career award in seven years while Poole earned the honor after coaching the Cougars to their eighth conference crown.
Giving BYU another formal recognition, senior All-American Kyle Perry became the second consecutive Cougar to be awarded the MWC Men’s High Point award with 21.25 points. Perry landed first-place in both the 1,500-meter run and the 3,000-meter steeplechase, while also helping the Cougars land a fourth-place finish in the 4x400-meter relay.
After the men captured their 12th straight outdoor title, the women took home their eighth MWC championship crown. The following individuals were the BYU selections made for the all-MWC teams
BYU Men’s All-Conference Members:
Brett Birkeland DecathlonBYU
Wes CollettHigh JumpBYU
Regan Frey3,000-meter SteeplechaseBYU
Trevor HeinerHigh JumpBYU
Daniel Lawson Shot Put; DiscusBYU
Bob Low Pole VaultBYU
Richard Nelson 3,000-meter SteeplechaseBYU
Whitney Neves Pole VaultBYU
Bryan Payne400-meter HurdlesBYU
Kyle Perry1,500-meter; 3,000-meter Steeplechase BYU
Aaron PowellLong JumpBYU
Sean Richardson Javelin BYU
Lance Walker400-meter HurdlesBYU
BYU Women’s All-Conference Members:
Lacey Cramer800-meter; 1,500-meter BYU
Amy Layne3,000-meter SteeplechaseBYU
Cecily Lemmon 5,000-meter; 10,000-meterBYU
Kari McAllister Pole VaultBYU
Amy MenloveHeptathlon; Long Jump BYU
Mindy NeeleyLong Jump BYU
Katie Palmer800-meter; 1,500-meter BYU
Ashley PayneHigh JumpBYU