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Braden Taylor | Posted: 6 Mar 2021 | Updated: 1 Apr 2021
Braden Taylor

Riner, Bates post all-time marks in javelin at UNLV Spring Opener

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Ashton Riner - BYU Top 10 graphic
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LAS VEGAS – Junior Ashton Riner and sophomore Cameron Bates opened the outdoor season at the UNLV Spring Opener for BYU track and field with two of the best marks in school history.

Riner threw a personal-best 52.91m/173-7 to win the women’s javelin. The All-American’s mark solidified her position of No. 2 on the BYU Top 10 board in the event. In the men’s javelin, Bates took first and moved up one spot on the school’s all-time list to No. 4 with a career-best 70.99m/232-11.

After having the 2020 outdoor season canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this was the first opportunity any BYU javelin thrower has had to compete since the 2019 season.

The rest of the BYU track and field program will get the opportunity to start the outdoor season March 18-20 when the Cougars return to Las Vegas for the UNLV Invitational.

 

 
Braden Taylor | Posted: 5 Mar 2021 | Updated: 6 Mar 2021
Braden Taylor

Javelin throwers set to open outdoor season at UNLV Spring Opener

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Payge Jauhiainen - 2019 NCAA Regionals

PROVO, Utah – Three BYU track and field javelin throwers will open the 2021 outdoor season at the UNLV Spring Opener on Saturday, March 6 at the Myron Partridge Stadium.

Meet Information

All-American Ashton Riner, Payge Jauhiainen and Cameron Bates will all compete in the javelin to open the outdoor season for the Cougars. This will be their first opportunity to compete since the 2019 outdoor season after the 2020 season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The rest of the BYU track and field program will open its season after the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships (March 11-13) and the NCAA Cross Country Championships (March 15). The Cougars will travel back down to Las Vegas for the UNLV Invitational that will take place March 18-20.