NEW YORK CITY - In the largest meet it will compete in this season, the BYU men’s track and field team finished with 16 points, giving them a 15th place finish in a meet which had over 150 schools competing.
BYU was well represented in both the collegiate and championship categories.
In the championship category, BYU had three top-five finishers.
Representing the distance runners, Tylor Thatcher finished third in the 3000m, finishing with a time of 8:08.28.
In the collegiate category, Jason Hinds represented BYU in the short distance races, finished second in the 200-meter, with a time of 21.76, and James McAllister rounded out the top ten in the 500m, with a time of 1:05.45.
BYU had two top ten finishers in the 3000m, with Alden Bahr finishing second and Steve Flint finishing seventh, with of 8:19.71 and 8:20.50 respectively, and Taylor Farnsworth continues his excellent season, finishing sixth in the mile, with a time of 4:08.7.
In the field events, Dakota John finished second in the high jump, jumping 2.04m, and Kyle Mills finished eighth in the triple jump, posting 14.36m.
BYU will split its squad between the Air Force Invitational and the Husky Classic on Feb. 10-11. The distance runners will head to the Husky Classic while sprinters and jumpers will compete at Air Force.
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BYU Heads to New York
PROVO, Utah – With the indoor season coming to its midway point, the BYU track and field teams are heading to New York to compete in the annual New Balance Invitational.
Largely regarded as the premier indoor track meet each season, the New Balance Invite features top teams from around the country and offers a preview of the national championships. This season, seven of the top 11 women’s teams and five of the top 15 men’s teams will be in attendance.
The women’s team will look to build upon the recent success they have found in New York. Last season, the Cougars became the first women’s team from a non-BCS conference to win the meet. In 2010, BYU finished second as a team, and in 2009 finished fourth.
BYU will battle against No. 2 LSU, No. 3 Arkansas, No. 4 Clemson, No. 6 Texas, No. 8 Texas Tech and several other top teams. The Cougars will be led by seniors Lacey Bleazard and Katie Palmer in the running events and Christen Botteron and Ada Robinson in the field.
On the men’s side, the Cougars will have to compete against No. 3 LSU, No. 4 Texas, No. 9 Texas A&M and No. 12 Oklahoma. BYU finished fifth in the meet last season.
Victor Weirich will look to defend the pole vault title he claimed in 2011. BYU has won the men’s pole vault each of the last two seasons in New York.
The meet is scheduled to begin with the women’s 3000k eastern division on Friday at 10:25 a.m. EST. The final event of the meet will be the men’s 4x400m championship, which is scheduled to begin at 5:55 p.m.