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Collinsworth places fourth on final day of NCAA championships

Shea Collinsworth finished fourth in the 800m final on Saturday. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

EUGENE, Ore. – Senior Shea Collinsworth's fourth-place finish in the 800m on Saturday closed BYU's run at the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field. 

"Shea had a good strategy and kept the pace honest, which she did fearlessly, to try to win and not just give it up," BYU head coach Ed Eyestone said. "She fought very well all the way to the finish. She showed some real grit and I was super pleased with her performance."

In the last race of her collegiate career, Collinsworth recorded a time of 2:02.30, two seconds faster than her qualifying mark on Thursday. Her time was also .53 seconds faster than her 800m final at the 2016 NCAA Championships. 

BYU distance coach Diljeet Taylor was also proud of Collinsworth's final performance.

"She executed the race plan perfectly," Taylor said. "She raced for the win and that was the best way for her to walk away with no regrets. She ended her career with a great time, great finish, and went out repping the Y the best way possible. I'm extremely proud. She had a great indoor season and a great outdoor season, and it was nice to see it end so well."

Sophomore Andrea Stapleton also competed on Saturday and cleared 1.78m (5’10”) in the high jump final to finish 16th overall.

"Andrea did an amazing job clearing on the third attempt after a couple misses early on," Eyestone said. "On the third attempt, you really got to rise up and dig down deep, and she looked good. She didn't get the final clearance she wanted, but she battled through. That was a valuable experience that will translate into success next year. She had a phenomenal year that culminated at the NCAA championships. Congratulations to her."

With the women's events now finished, the BYU women's team placed 43rd overall. 

An official list of BYU first-team and second-team All-Americans will be released by the USTFCCCA next week. See the table below for results from the entire meet. 

Links of note:

Wednesday's Results

Athlete   Event Mark Place  
Chase Horrocks   Men's 1500m (Semifinal)
 
3:45.92 20th  

Jacob Heslington

  Men's 3000m Steeplechase (Semifinal) 8:43.23 7th  

Daniel Carney

  Men's 3000m Steeplechase (Semifinal) 8:56.39 17th  
Mitchell Briggs   Men's 3000m Steeplechase (Semifinal) 8:57.24

18th

 
Tatenda Tsumba   Men's 100m (Semifinal)
 
10.29 19th  

Tatenda Tsumba

  Men's 200m (Semifinal) 20.62 16th  
Korey Smith   Men's 400m Hurdles (Semifinal)
 
51.48 16th  

Max Scheible

  Men's 400m Hurdles (Semifinal) 51.92 17th  

Zachary Stetler

  Men's Shot Put (Final) 18.49m (60'8'') 20th  
Rory Linkletter   Men's 10,000m (Final)
 
29:02.96 2nd  
Clayton Young  

Men's 10,000m (Final)

29:39.80 17th  
Jackson Walker   Decathlon (100m, long jump, shot put, high jump, 400m) 3446 23rd  

Thursday's Results

Athlete   Event Mark Place  
Whittni Orton   Women's 1500m (Semifinal)
 
4:21.74 20th  
Kristi Rush-Briggs  

Women's 3000m Steeplechase (Semifinal)

10:01.99 14th  
Shea Collinsworth  

Women's 800m (Semifinal)

2:04.30 4th  

Jackson Walker

  Decathlon (Final) 6821 20th  

Friday's Results

Athlete   Event Mark Place  
Jacob Heslington   Men's 3000m Steeplechase (final)
 
8:44.28 10th  
Clayton Young  

Men's 5000m (final)

14:38.45 10th  

Saturday's Results

Athlete   Event Mark Place  
Andrea Stapleton   Women's high jump (final)
 
1.78m (5'10") 16th  
Shea Collinsworth  

Women's 800m (final)

2:02.30 4th