Twenty-eight Named to All-MWC team for Track

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:

Rhyan Atrice400-meterBYU

Blaine BakerJavelinBYU

Miles Batty1,500-meterBYU

Brett Birkeland DecathlonBYU

Wes CollettHigh JumpBYU

Regan Frey3,000-meter SteeplechaseBYU

Justin Hedin800-meterBYU

Trevor HeinerHigh JumpBYU

Daniel Lawson Shot Put; DiscusBYU

Bob Low Pole VaultBYU

Richard Nelson 3,000-meter SteeplechaseBYU

Whitney Neves Pole VaultBYU

Nathan Ogden10,000-meterBYU

Bryan Payne400-meter HurdlesBYU

Kyle Perry1,500-meter; 3,000-meter Steeplechase BYU

Aaron PowellLong JumpBYU

Sean Richardson Javelin BYU

Stephen Shay10,000-meterBYU

Lance Walker400-meter HurdlesBYU

BYU Women’s All-Conference Members:

Lacey Cramer800-meter; 1,500-meter BYU

Ilze GribuleJavelinBYU

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

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