Camp-Bennett, Marsing highlight packed weekend for BYU track and field
EUGENE, Oregon – Anna Camp-Bennett and Garrett Marsing both moved up the BYU all-time list in their respective events as BYU track and field concluded competition at the Oregon Twilight and Ward Haylett Invite.
The BYU men’s and women’s distance crews had a number of exceptional performances from Friday night’s Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field in Eugene Oregon.
Marsing ran an 8:34.40 to win the 3000m steeplechase, marking the third-fastest time in the NCAA this year and the fifth-fastest time in program history. All-American Clayson Shumway took second place with a season-best 8:40.11, the seventh-fastest time in the NCAA this year.
Camp-Bennett moved up one spot on the BYU Top 10 list to No. 7 with a 2:03.37. The All-American’s time ranks 13th in the nation so far this season.
All-American Whittni Orton ran a 4:10.09 to win the women’s 1500m, nearly breaking her own school record of 4:09.31. Lexy Halladay finished sixth overall in her first 1500m of her collegiate career with a time of 4:23.03. In the men’s 1500m, All-American Talem Franco has a solid performance with a 3:38.49.
In the women’s steeplechase, Meri Dunford and Madi Moffitt both earned personal records of 10:15.64 and 10:34.82, respectively.
Ward Haylett Invite
Members of the Cougars’ sprints, multis and jumps squads had a successful day on Saturday at Kansas State’s Ward Haylett Invite in Manhattan, Kansas.
The only athlete competing in the event, Rickey Fantroy Jr. finished with an exceptional 15.91m/52-2.5 in the men's triple jump. Conner Kennedy won the men’s long jump with a season-best 7.35m/24-1.5. In the women’s long jump, Taye Raymond placed second with a mark of 5.77m/18-11.25.
Cierra Tidwell Allphin and Erica Broin went 1-2 in the women’s high jump. Tidwell Allphin cleared 1.74m/5-8.5 to win the event while Broin cleared 1.64m/5-4.5 to place second.
Andrew Stuart clocked a 10.79 to take second place in the men’s 100m dash while Camilla Andam won the women’s 100m dash with a 12.15.
Jesus Serrano finished first overall in the men’s 400m hurdles with a time of 51.74. The Cougars swept the top four spots in the women’s 400m hurdles. Halley Folsom Walker won the event with a 59.78, Kayla Perry took second with a 1:00.22, Kathryn Bingham placed third with a career-best 1:00.68 and Kate Thomas finished fourth overall with a personal record of 1:01.35.
The Cougars will return home to host the BYU Cougar Invitational for the final week of the 2021 regular season. The meet will take place May 14-15 at the Clarence F. Robison Track and Field Complex
Cougars ready for Oregon Twilight, Ward Haylett Invitational
PROVO, Utah – The BYU track and field team will compete on Friday, May 7 at the Oregon Twilight in Eugene, Oregon, and Saturday, May 8 at the Ward Haylett Invitational in Manhattan, Kansas.
- Friday, May 7
- Hayward Field | Eugene, Oregon
- Meet Schedule
- Live Stream: RunnerSpace+
- Live Results
Ward Haylett Invitational
The BYU men’s and women’s distance squads will race on Friday at Hayward Field in the Oregon Twilight meet. Members of the Cougars’ sprints, hurdles and jumps squad will compete Saturday at the RV Christian Track in the Ward Haylett Invitational.
At the Oregon Twilight, BYU will race against athletes primarily from Adams State, Eastern Oregon, Oregon, Oregon State, Portland, Santa Barbara, Southern Oregon, Washington State, Western Oregon and various professional clubs.
At the Ward Haylett Invitational, the Cougars will compete against Kansas and Kansas State.
The BYU men’s team held steady at No. 2 in this week’s U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association 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 entered the week with 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).