Cougars conclude competition at NCAA Preliminary

(Photo by Jonathan Hardy/BYU Photo)

AUSTIN, Texas – BYU women’s track and field concluded competition at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field West Preliminary on Saturday. Elizabeth Wilson, Candace Eddy Carlisle and Allyson Anderson Wardell competed in their respective events but did not advance to the NCAA Outdoor Championships.

“We had hoped to qualify more but we got the people to nationals that we were counting on in Kelsey (Brown) Natalie (Stewart),” BYU head coach Patrick Shane said. “We’re thrilled for them and we’re looking forward to going to Eugene and making some noise. We’re proud of all these young women for getting here and for battling and giving it their all.”

Wilson competed in the triple jump and recorded a mark of 38 feet 8.75 inches and finished 42nd overall.

Allyson Anderson Wardell, a second-team All-American in 2012, competed in the javelin. Her best throw measured 139 feet 6 inches and placed her 32nd overall.

Candace Eddy Carlisle qualified for the 1,500 meter semifinal with a third-place finish in her heat on Thursday. In Saturday’s semifinal, Eddy Carlisle clocked a time of 4:29.02 and placed 10th in her heat.

BYU will take two competitors to the NCAA Championships from June 5 to 8 in Eugene, Ore. Natalie Stewart and Kelsey Brown qualified in their events on Friday. Stewart will compete in the 400 meters and Brown in the 800 meters.

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Day 1 recap

Day 2 recap

Day 3 Results
Athlete Event Place Mark Result
Elizabeth Wilson Triple Jump 42nd overall 11.80m, 38-8.75 did not advance
Candace Eddy Carlisle 1500m 10th in heat 4:29.02 did not advance
Allyson Anderson Wardell Javelin 32nd overall 42.53m, 139-06 did not advance
Cougars Headed to the NCAA Championships
Athlete Event
Natalie Stewart 400m
Kelsey Brown 800m