Jacksons Indoor Track
16114 Idaho Central Blvd., Ste. 2 Nampa ID 83687
NAMPA, Idaho – BYU dominated jumping events on the men's side and showed off its women's distance runners as the Cougars competed in the Ed Jacoby Indoor Invitational this weekend.
"I thought Zachary Blackham set the tone early by winning the high jump," BYU head coach Ed Eyestone said. "I also thought our women's distance runners had some great performances despite running events that aren't necessarily their best distances."
Blackham won the high jump with a jump of 2.10 meters. Sophomore Adam Mikkelsen claimed first place in the pole vault with a mark of 4.95 meters. Zimbabwe's Tatenda Tsumba's leap of 7.02 meters was good enough for first place in the long jump, the second week in a row for the BYU freshman. Sophomore Blake Steeves won the triple jump with a mark of 14.42 meters.
Zachary Stetler won the shot put for the second week in a row, dominating the event with a throw of 17.16 meters.
In the men's 800 meters, Colter Rockwell (1:53.02) and Jonathan Harper (1:53.82) finished first and second among collegiate runners, trailing former BYU runner and current director of track operations Ryan Waite (1:52.02).
"They had a gusty race," Eyestone said. "Sean cramped up but was able to finish his leg with courage. They missed the school record by only one second."
On the women's side, BYU distance runners excelled. Kelsey Brown won the mile (4:55.40), Madelyn Brooks (2:12.80) won the 800 meters and McKenzie Weir (10:09.62) won the 3000 meters.
"Our women's distance runners opened up their season nicely today," Eyestone said.
Emily Bever finished second in the 800 meters, with a time of 2:14.75.
Maria Morley (10:13.48), Kelsey Braithwaite (10:16.16) and Emily Allen (10:27.34) followed Weir, taking second, third and fourth place in the 3000 meters.
"We didn't quite hit the time that we wanted, because we started out slow as a group," Weir said. "But once we got out we were able to get into the rhythm and just cruise."Nicole Laws won the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.59 seconds.
Nicole Laws won the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.59 seconds.
PROVO, Utah – BYU track and field returns to action this week at the Ed Jacoby Indoor Invitational at Boise State Friday and Saturday.
"This is our first road trip this season and a good opportunity to see how cohesive we are as a team," BYU head coach Ed Eyestone said.
The Cougars are taking a full squad to the meet and have athletes slated for 26 of the 33 events. Teams throughout the West and Northwest, including in-state rival Utah State, will compete against BYU.
Athletes to watch
Sophomore Shaquille Walker won the 500 meters with a time of 1:01.05 at last week’s meet. His time came within a sliver of Brycen Spratling’s (Pittsburgh, 2013) collegiate record of 1:00.63. Walker was scheduled for the 400 meters this weekend, but with coaches has decided to take the week off.
Junior Zachary Stetler won the shot put at last week’s meet with a mark of 17.79 meters and is slated to throw the shot put again this weekend.
Freshman Emily Bever claimed first place in the 800 meters last week with a time of 2:15.28. Bever is once again scheduled for the 800 meters at this weekend’s meet.
Junior Alyssa Monteverde-Dalton, who won the 60-meter hurdes with a time of 8.85 last week, is slated for the 60 meters and 60-meter hurdles.
Head coach Ed Eyestone
"This is a 200-meter banked track, and that's great for our runners who may make nationals, because they'll see the same kind of track there."
"We'll be opening up our female distance runners this weekend and really giving them an opportunity to post times and get race experience. In particular, we're looking forward to Shea Martinez and Kelsey Brown, who will run the mile."
"We're excited about Tatenda Tsumba, who is coming off a great long jump last week after being with the team for only a week."
We're also looking forward to another good performance from Zachary Stetler, who had an extremely good shot put throw last week."