BOISE, Idaho - The BYU men's track & field team performed well, including finishing first in six different events, at the Blue and Orange meet at Boise State on Saturday.
"It was a good meet for us," men's head coach Mark Robison said. "I wasn't as pleased with some of the times, but I was really pleased with how we placed against the other teams."
For the second week in a row, Victor Weirich finished first in the pole vault impressively clearing 5.50-meters, a measurement that qualifies him for nationals.
"I set a goal of clearing 5.50m today and it was very fulfilling to be able to meet the goal today," Weirich said. "It's great that I no longer have to worry about qualifying for nationals. Now I can just concentrate on improving the little things."
Also on field events, Kyle Mills and Dakota John both took second place in the triple jump and the high jump, with marks of 14.35m and 2.09m respectively and Colby Barber also finished third in the shot put, posting 15.93m.
BYU swept the 800m race with Ryan Waite taking first, breaking the stadium record in 1:49.8, a time that places him in the top three in the nation. Justin Hedin finished in second, with a time of 1:50.1 and Ryan Jones coming in third, in 1:53.6.
Freshman Shaquille Walker continues to impress with a 1:18.91 victory in the 600m, with Cade Lindahl finishing second, in 1:19.15, and the team of Atrice, Lindahl, Chris Carter and Walker took first in the 4x400m with a time of 3:12.39, a time that currently ranks them 10th in the nation.
BYU continues the indoor season on January 20-21 at the annual Cherry and Silver Invitational at the University of New Mexico.
Cougars to Participate in Boise State Meet
PROVO, Utah—The BYU track teams head to Idaho for the weekend to participate in the Blue & Orange meet hosted by Boise State on Saturday, Jan.14 at Jacksons Indoor Track at the Idaho Center in Nampa.
Earning top 15 rankings in the polls, with the women being ranked No. 7 and the men No. 14, the Cougars look forward to the competition this weekend.
“We’re excited to participate in this meet,” men’s head coach Mark Robison said. “It’s a great atmosphere and a lot of good teams will be there. We’re excited to see where we measure up.”
Six collegiate teams and four club teams will be participating in the meet, including Oregon, whose women’s team enter the season ranked No. 1 in the preseason rankings and are the two-time reigning indoor national champions. Other schools competing in the meet include UTEP, Nevada, Northwest Nazarene and Lewis-Clark.
The meet will begin at 9:30 a.m. and end around 4:00 p.m. Information on the meet schedule can be found at www.broncosports.com. Full results will be posted after the conclusion of the meet.