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Cougars grab nine top-five finishes
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Competition at the Sacramento State Mondo Mid-Major Invitational wrapped up on Saturday with BYU grabbing nine top-five finishes in nine separate events.
“It was kind of a lackluster day, even though we placed well,” head coach Mark Robison said. “We didn’t get some of the marks we’d hoped we’d get. Next week we’ll get a bit of a rest and hopefully have a better showing at the Robison Invitational in a couple weeks.”
Charles took second in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.68. Coming in eighth was Hinds, finishing in 10.98. Arslanian took 15th in 11.25 and Lamont came in 19th place in 11.44.
In the 200-meter dash, Charles took third and finished in 21.76. Harper came in 13th (22.54), followed by Arslanian in 15th (22.65), while Hinds finished in 24th place (24.79).
Harper took fourth overall in the 400-meter dash with a time of 48.58. Sophomore Michael Andraszczyk took ninth in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:53.21.
Keith Keller threw well in the javelin competition, grabbing second with a mark of 215-01.00.
In the shot put, Dennis Christensen placed third overall with a mark of 54-07.50.
In the triple jump competition, freshman Scott Matheson took third place with a jump of 46-00.75.
The Cougars will send distance runners and pole vaulters to the Puma Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif., next week.
Full results from the Sacramento State Mondo Mid-Major Invitational can be found here.
Decathletes make season debut this weekend
PROVO, Utah -- BYU’s men’s track and field team heads to Sacramento, Calif., this weekend to compete at the Mondo Mid-Major Invitational, hosted by Sacramento State.
The Cougars will compete against Sacramento State, Utah State, Fresno State and Portland State, among others, at the world-class Hornets Stadium. The venue has hosted NCAA championships as well as Olympic trials.
“I’m very excited to compete at Sacramento State,” head coach Mark Robison said. “They’ve got a great facility and it’s always nice to compete in that kind of environment. We’re looking to improve each week and we’ll have that opportunity this weekend.”
BYU decathletes Chase Dalton and Joshua Weirich will make their season debut for the Cougars on Thursday. The decathlon starts at 12:15 p.m. PDT with the 100-meter dash. The long jump, shot put, high jump and 400-meter dash events will also take place on Thursday. The multi-events competition will wrap up on Friday, starting at 11 a.m. PDT with the 110-meter hurdles. The discus, pole vault, javelin and 1,500-meter events will follow.
The men’s field events will begin Friday with the discus throw. The men’s long jump and high jump events will also take place Friday afternoon. Field events will resume on Saturday morning with the hammer throw, shot put and javelin. The pole vault and triple jump competitions will round out the field events by the early afternoon.
On the track, competition will start on Friday evening at 7 p.m. PDT with the 3,000-meter steeplechase followed by the 5,000-meter run. The men’s 4x100-meter relay will kick off the track events on Saturday at 11:10 a.m. PDT. The Cougars will also compete in the 110-meter hurdles, 400-meter hurdles, 100 meters, 400 meters, 800 meters, 1,500 meters and the 4x400-meter relay.
A full recap of each day’s events will be available at the men’s track home page shortly after competition has ended.