(Photo by BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)
BYU Track and Field will head down south on Thursday for competition in the Sun Angel Classic, which will go from April 7-8 in Tempe, Arizona at Sun Angel Stadium.
Continuing through the season with their goal of recording times and marks that will qualify runners for regionals, the Cougars see this meet in Arizona as a chance for additional athletes to perform at their best.
"This is going to be a really good meet for our athletes to have opportunities to run fast and throw far and jump high," BYU head coach Ed Eyestone said. "We typically have great competition from the Arizona schools and from some other schools around the country from major conferences that go down for spring break, so it should be a really nice meet for us."
More than 25 athletes have already recorded regional-qualifying times, and several of them reside in the top 10 nationally, including Tatenda Tsumba in the 100m (third), Chase Horrocks in the 1500m (sixth), Clayton Young in the 10,000m (second), Korey Smith in the 400m-hurdles (tenth), Daniel Carney and Jacob Heslington in the 300m-steeplechase (fifth and tenth) and Kevin Nielsen in the decathlon (fourth).
The women are also represented in the top 10 nationally, with Shea Collinsworth, Whittni Orton and Erica Birk in the 1500m (second, sixth and tenth, respectively), Brenna Porter in the 400m-hurdles (ninth), Courtney Wayment and Kristi Rush in the 3000m-steeplechase (second and sixth) and Lindsay Yetter and Andrea Stapleton in the high jump (tied for fifth).
Eyestone will rest his male and female distance runners in preparation for next week’s Mt. SAC Relays, and they'll also be accompanied by some BYU throwers.
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