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STew | Posted: 20 Apr 2013 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Johnson leads women's track with multiple lifetime bests


LOGAN, Utah – Danielle Figgins Johnson led the women’s track team Saturday at the Utah State Invitational with two third-place finishes and two lifetime bests, despite cold, rainy weather conditions.

“Given the fact Danielle was able to run lifetime bests in two races with the weather as cold and rainy as it was, it says a lot about her physical ability,” assistant coach Corey Murdock said. “The weather affected everyone, but we were still able to come away with some pretty good marks.”

Johnson’s lifetime bests came in the 100- and 200-meter races. In the 100, she finished with a time of 12.37, and in the 200, she finished with a time of 24.54.

Johnson also competed in the 4x100-meter relay team along with Kassie Jensen, Arlene Gowar and Brie Simmons. The team finished first with a time of 46.92.

Other solid performances came from Angela Shields in the 400-meter hurdles, Simmons in the 100-meter hurdles, Kensey Berry in the triple jump, and Brittany Critchfield in the discus.

Shields finished first in the 400m hurdles with a solid time of 1:01.23.

“Before the race, Shields told me it was going to be hard to finish with a good time in her race because of the weather,” Murdock said. “I simple told her to go for the win then, and that is what she did. Her time wasn’t what she wanted, but she came away with the win.”

In the 100m hurdles, Simmons finished second with a time of 14.70. In the triple jump, Berry also finished second with a mark of 11.30 meters. In the discus, Critchfield finished second with a mark of 42.70m.

Full results from the Utah State Invitational can be found here.

The Cougars return home to Provo next weekend for the annual BYU Robison Invitational at Clarence F. Robison Track and Field Complex.

STew | Posted: 17 Apr 2013 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Women’s track heads back to California for Mt. Sac Relays


PROVO, Utah – The BYU women’s track and field team heads back to California this weekend for the 55th annual Mt. Sac Relays, where collegiate, professional and Olympic athletes will compete.

The main body of athletes set to compete for BYU comes from the distance events. The rest of the team will compete at the Utah State Mark Faldmo Invitational in Logan, Utah.

In 2012, former track star Nachelle Mackie ran one of the fastest 800-meter times of her career during the Mt. Sac Relays. Mackie finished second with a time of 2:01.11 in a heat comprised of seven professional athletes and no other collegians.

As a recap from last week, the Cougars won the Mid-Major Challenge over Sacramento State with 155 points and five first-place finishes.

During the first night of competition, Rachel Fisher led the Cougars to their first, first-place finish in the pole vault with a vault of 3.95 meters (12-11.50).

On day two, Sarah Yingling finished first in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:20.25. Yingling also broke the Mid-Major Challenge meet record in the 1,500 set by Kim Conley of UC Davis in 2009. Kelsey Brown finished first in the 800 with a time of 2:06.83, a new personal best during the outdoor season.

Allysa Hansen finished first in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:00.64. The final first-place finish came from Wardell in the javelin, who finished with a throw of 44.49m (145-11.00).

Even though the BYU 4x400-meter relay team finished second, the team’s performance helped BYU hold off Sacramento State to win the meet. The relay team consisting of Allysa Hansen, Nicole Rudd Bringhurst, Angela Shields and Natalie Stewart finished with a time of 3:46.34.

The Mt. Sac Relays begins with the women’s 1,500 on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. PDT at Hilmer Lodge Stadium.

Results will be available at mtsacrelays.com.

The Utah State Mark Faldmo invitational begins with the women's hammer throw on Friday at 4:00 p.m. PST at Ralph Maughan Track Stadium.

Results will be available at utahstateaggies.com.