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PRINCETON, N.J. – Candace Eddy Carlisle led the BYU distance runners Saturday with a fourth-place finish and a personal-best performance in the 1,500 meters during the ECAC/IC4A Championships. Carlisle finished with a time of 4 minutes 22.35 seconds.
Rachel Stewart and Ashleigh Warner also completed in the 1,500 finishing fifth and ninth with times of 4:22.88 and 4:28.64, respectively. The time was also a personal best for Stewart. All three runners advanced to the finals, but because of BYU’s no Sunday play policy, the athletes will not compete.
Meanwhile at the Georgia Tech Invitational, Kelsey Brown finished first in the 800 meters with a new personal-best time of 2:03.95, winning the race by nearly three seconds. Her time ranks her fifth in the West Region and seventh in the nation.
Also competing in Georgia, Allysa Hansen finished sixth overall in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:00.21.
With the conclusion of the conference championships, the women’s track & field team will compete next at the NCAA West Regionals on May 23-25 in Austin, Texas. Final results for regional qualifiers will not be posted until Monday.
BYU womenâ€™s track travels to East Coast for ECAC/IC4A Championships
PROVO, Utah – The BYU women’s track and field team heads to the East Coast this weekend for the Georgia Tech Invitational and the ECAC/IC4A Championships. This weekend marks the first time BYU has competed in the championships.
“This is a huge meet,” said BYU coach Patrick Shane of the conference championships. “This is an great opportunity to go head to head against top competition from many Ivy League schools. We are excited to be part of it.”
Because several of the field event finals take place on Sunday at the ECAC/IC4A meet, many BYU athletes will compete at the Georgia Tech Invitational. The ECAC/IC4A meet is also a scored event.
The Cougars are coming off four first-place finishes at the Weber State Twilight. Seven additional Cougars qualified for the conference championships while at Weber State.
Distance runner Laura Young qualified in the 1,500 meters with a second-place finish with a time of 4:34.58.
Melissa Merrill, who had a career-best mark in the high jump, qualified clearing 1.70m to finish fifth overall.
Deezbaa Whaley qualified in the discus with a throw of 46.91m to finished second. In a previous meet, Whaley also qualified in the hammer throw.
Meaghan Heffelfinger qualified in the hammer throw on her last throw passing the standard by .05m. She finished fourth overall with a mark of 51.05m.
In the shot put, Sharrisa Thayer also qualified on her last throw finishing third with a throw of 13.97m. She also made her way onto the BYU all-time outdoor record board in the shot put with the throw.
The Cougars will begin competition at the ECAC Championships Friday with the discus at 5:30 p.m. ET. The start time for the Georgia Tech Invitational is yet to be determined.