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Braden Taylor | Posted: 17 Apr 2021 | Updated: 12 May 2021
Braden Taylor

BYU throwers post all-time marks at Bengal Invitational

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Sierra Freeland Top 10 Graphic Sable Lohmeier El-Bakri Top 10 Graphic Gretchen Hoesktre-top 10 graphic

POCATELLO, Idaho – BYU track and field’s Sierra Freeland, Sable Lohmeier El-Bakri and Gretchen Hoekstre each cracked the BYU Top 10 list in their respective events at the Bengal Invitational on Saturday.

Freeland matched her personal best of 15.51m/50-10.75 in the women’s shot put, set during this past indoor season, to rank No. 4 all-time on the school’s outdoor top 10 list. The senior now holds the No. 4 outdoor shot put and the No. 7 indoor shot put marks on the BYU Top 10 board.

After cracking the top 10 in the women’s hammer throw last week, Lohmeier El-Bakri tossed the sixth-best discus throw in program history with a mark of 52.04m/170-9. Hoekstre also earned a spot on the school’s all-time list with a throw of 51.75m/169-9, marking the ninth-best toss in BYU history.

Jesus Serrano clocked a 50.77 in the men’s 400m hurdles to beat his previous personal record by 1.28 seconds. His time currently ranks No. 18 nationally.

Jaslyn Gardner ran a 23.92 to win the women’s 200m while Andrew Stuart took second in the men’s 200m with a time of 22.08.

Lauryn Ford placed second in the women’s long jump with a season-best 5.75m/18-10.5 and Conner Kennedy took second in the men’s long jump with a distance of 7.23m/23-8.75.

Complete Results

The Cougars will return home to host the Robison Invitational. The meet will take place April 21-24 in Provo at the Clarence F. Robison Track and Field Complex.


Braden Taylor | Posted: 16 Apr 2021 | Updated: 17 Apr 2021
Braden Taylor

Cougars to compete at Bengal Invitational

Conner Kennedy - 2021 UVU Invite

PROVO, Utah – The BYU track and field team will send a squad of athletes to compete April 16-17 at the Bengal Invitational at Davis Field in Pocatello, Idaho.

Meet Information

The Cougars will have members of their throws, sprints and jumps squads compete at the two-day meet.

The BYU men’s team is currently ranked No. 2 in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association’s national ratings while the women’s team remained in the top 10 at No. 9.

The Cougars currently have the top-ranked men’s 3000m steeplechase and men’s 5000m squads while also having the top-rated women’s 800m, 1500m and 10,000m squads.

BYU men’s track & field performance list
BYU women’s track & field performance list