Four more Cougars qualify for Nationals

(Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

AUSTIN, Texas – On day two of the NCAA Track and Field West Preliminary Round, four members of the BYU men’s and women’s track teams advanced to Nationals. Four members of the men's team and three from the women's team have now qualified for the NCAA Outdoor National Championships in Des Moines, Iowa.

Ryan Waite claimed his spot at Nationals by finishing 11th in the 800 meters with a time of 1:48.80. Chris Carter finished seventh in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 50.38 to qualify.

BYU's 800 meter duo of Nachelle Mackie and Lacey Bleazard rounded out the Cougars that qualified for Nationals. Mackie was the top finisher with a time of 2:02.64 while Bleazard finished ninth with a time of 2:06.99.

Thursday's Results

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Men's Results - Friday

Name Event Place, Mark Result
Cade Lindahl 400m 22nd, 47.06 Did not advance
Ryan Waite 800m 11th, 1:48.80 Qualified for Nationals
Justin Hedin 800m 18th, 1:50.80 Did not advance
Curtis Carr 3000m Steeplechase 24th, 9:09.74 Did not advance
Steve Flint 3000m Steeplechase 41st, 9:27.52 Did not advance
Jacob Cosby 3000m Steeplechase 42nd, 9:29.40 Did not advance
Josh Adams 3000m Steeplechase 44th, 9:32.25 Did not advance
Chris Carter 400m Hurdles 7th, 50.38 Qualified for Nationals
Kyle Mills Triple Jump 29th, 49-03.75 Did not advance

Women's Results - Friday

Name Event Place, Mark Result
Nachelle Mackie 800m 1st, 2:02.64 Qualified for Nationals
Lacey Bleazard 800m 9th, 2:06.99 Qualified for Nationals
Katy Andrews 3000m Steeplechase 20th, 10:34.44 Did not advance
Lisa Drury 3000m Steeplechase 26th, 10:44.94 Did not advance
Fatima Makakala 100m Hurdles 42nd, 13.88 Did not advance
Lexi Eaton High Jump 14th, 5-09.25 Did not advance
Diana Blauer High Jump 20th, 5-09.25 Did not advance
Ada Robinson High Jump 39th, 5-0.25 Did not advance
Nicole Naatjes Pole Vault 17th, 13-04.75 Did not advance
Christen Guenther Pole Vault NH Did not advance
Rachel Fisher Pole Vault NH Did not advance