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Anonymous | Posted: 14 Apr 2012 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Weather Hinders Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner Kersee Invite


LOS ANGELES—After Friday’s meet was cancelled due to unfavorable weather conditions, all events were contested on Saturday and the BYU men’s track and field team came away from the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner Kersee Invitational with four first-place finishes.

“It was a weird meet, with all events being cancelled on Friday and having to run early on Saturday, but we competed well against some great competition,” head coach Mark Robison said.

In the short distances, James Ghormley took second in the 100m, running 11.07, and Jason Hinds finished first in the 200m, with a time of 21.74, with Fanfan Charles coming in second, in 21.91.

Kevin Nielsen took first in the 400m hurdles, finishing in 54.70, and Steven Hart finished second in the 400m with a time of 49.42.

Junior James Tracy won the 3000m Steeplechase in 9:12.89 and freshman Jeffrey Bastian came in second with a time of 9:15.55.

Shaquille Walker competed well in the 800m Invite, coming in fifth at 1:49.84 and Ryan Waite secured the victory in the 1500m, finishing in 3:48.09.

In the field events, Kyle Mills and Colby Barber both secured third-place finishes in the triple jump and shot put invitationals, scoring 14.56m and 16.86m respectively.

BYU had three athletes tie for second place in the high jump invitational, with Dakoda John, Adam Hine and Chase Dalton all jumping 2.00m.

The Cougars will continue their season on April 19 as the team heads to California to compete in the annual Mt. SAC Relays.


Anonymous | Posted: 12 Apr 2012 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Track Heads to UCLA


PROVO, Utah—After strong team performances at their first outdoor home meet, the BYU men’s and women’s track and field teams head back to California this weekend to participate in the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner Kersee Invitational hosted by UCLA April 12-14 in Drake Stadium.

The women’s team moved to No. 23 in the national rankings, after strong performances from the 2012 national champion Nachelle Mackie and freshman high jumper Lexi Eaton last weekend.

The men remain at No. 26, and hope to make the push into the top-25 with their performances this weekend.

Participants in the meet include athletes from Azusa Pacific, Cal Ply SLO, Cal State LA, Cal State Northridge, Laney College, San Francisco, San Francisco State and UC Riverside.

Events begin on Thursday with the women’s heptathlon at 10:15 a.m. and the meet will conclude on Saturday with the men’s 1600m relay, which is scheduled to begin at 2:27 p.m.

Full results will be available after the conclusion of the meet.