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Braden Taylor | Posted: 4 May 2021 | Updated: 27 May 2021
Braden Taylor

BYU throwers shine at Weber State Twilight Invitational

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Austin Carter - 2021 Robison Invitational
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Sierra Freeland Top 10 Graphic Gretchen Hoesktre - top 10 graphic Sable Lohmeier El-Bakri - BYU Top 10 graphic Halley Folsom Walker - BYU Top 10 Graphic

OGDEN, Utah – Three BYU track and field throwers recorded all-time marks in their respective events at the Weber State Twilight Invitational in Ogden, Utah.

Sierra Freeland improved her position at No. 2 on the BYU Top 10 list in the women’s shot put with a toss of 15.93m/52-3.25. Gretchen Hoekstre moved up one spot on the program’s all-time board to No. 4 in the women’s shot put with a throw of 15.60m/51-2.25.

Sable Lohmeier El-Bakri strengthened her position at No. 9 on the school’s top 10 list with a career-best 56.03m/183-10 in the women’s hammer.

In her first career appearance in the event, multi-event athlete Halley Folsom Walker ran the 10th-fastest 400m hurdles in school. The All-American clocked a 58.96 to crack the BYU all-time list in the event.

The top three Cougar finishers in the women’s 100m dash all recorded personal records. Brinn Jensen was the top BYU athlete with an 11.93 while both My’Jah Mintze and Dolita Shaw both clocked 12.04. Luc Andrada ran a 10.69 in the men’s 100m, marking the fastest time of his college career.

Jake Grimsman was the top collegiate finisher in the men’s high jump with a clearance of 2.10m/6-10.75. In the women’s pole vault, Isabel Neal took first with a mark of 3.85m/12-11 and Charlotte read placed second with a clearance of 3.80m/12-5.5.

Austin Carter won the men’s shot put with a season-best 16.28m/53-5. Lohmeier El-Bakri and Hoekstre both doubled in the women’s discus, sweeping the top two spots. Lohmeier El-Bakri won the event with a distance of 51.43m/168-9 and Hoekstre took second with a mark of 48.70m/159-9.

Complete Results

The Cougars will compete later this week at the Oregon Twilight meet on Friday, May 7 and May 7-8 at the Ward Haylett Invitational. 

 

 
Braden Taylor | Posted: 3 May 2021 | Updated: 5 May 2021
Braden Taylor

Cougars set to compete at Weber State Twilight Invitational

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Jacob Veres - 2021 Robison Invitational

PROVO, Utah – The BYU track and field team will compete May 3-4 in the Weber State Twilight Invitational at the Chick Hislop Track and Stewart Stadium in Ogden, Utah.

Meet Information

The BYU men’s team held steady at No. 2 in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association’s national ratings while the BYU women’s team jumped 13 spots to No. 9, reclaiming a spot in the top 10.

The BYU men’s team currently has the top-ranked 1500m squad and 3000m steeplechase squad, according to the USTFCCCA Event Squad Rankings. The Cougars also have the No. 2 5000m squad, No. 3 10,000m squad, No. 4 javelin squad, No. 4 pole vault squad, No. 4 high jump squad, No. 4 decathlon squad (BYU men’s track and field performance list).

The women’s team currently has the top-ranked 1500m squad and 10,000m squad in the USTFCCCA Event Squad Rankings. The Cougars also have the No. 2 800m squad, No. 2 steeplechase squad, No. 2 javelin squad, No. 2 heptathlon squad and No. 6 high jump squad (BYU women’s track and field performance list).

With the Twilight Invitational being early in the week, the Cougars will also be sending athletes to the Oregon Twilight meet this week on Friday, May 7. Information regarding that meet can be found on the BYU track and field schedule page.