LOS ANGELES – Junior Allyson Anderson led the BYU women’s track team with a dominating performance in the javelin at the USC Trojan Invitational.
Anderson set a new personal best in her javelin win with a throw of 51.19m (167-11). Her throw ranks third in BYU history and currently ranks third in the NCAA. Anderson was the lone Cougar to win an event at the meet.
The high jump was also a strong event for the Cougars. Senior Diana Blauer led BYU with a second place finish after a season-best jump of 1.70m (5-7.00). Ada Robinson and Taylor Stapley tied for sixth in the event with a height of 1.60m (5-3.00).
Angela Shields snagged another second-place finish for the Cougars. Shields finished the 400m hurdles in 1:01.77 to cross the line just behind the winner.
Also picking up a solid finish on the track was Jenessa Carlson. Carlson competed in the 800m for the first time this year and finished fifth in 2:15.08. In the sprints, Kassie Jensen finished the 100m in 12.25, good enough for eighth, while Aubrey Hale crossed in 12.35 to claim ninth.
Both Diane McAllister Perry and Nicole Naatjes tied their season bests in the pole vault with jumps of 3.72m (12-2.50). Melissa Keltner set a new personal best with a triple jump of 12.05m (39-6.50), good enough for fourth place.
Final results from the USC Trojan Invitational are available on royalresults.com. The Cougars will continue their season at the annual Texas Relays on March 30-31.
BYU Track Continues Outdoor Season with Trojan Invite
PROVO, Utah—The BYU men’s and women’s track and field team continue their outdoor season this weekend and head back to California to participate in the Trojan Invitational at Loker Stadium on Friday and Saturday.
The Cougars will be competing against top competition, including three-time defending NCAA men’s and women’s champion Texas A&M and three-time defending Pac-10 men’s and women’s champion Oregon.
Other schools participating in the meet include Washington, Washington State and Big Ten member Michigan.
BYU will have four indoor All-Americans participating in the meet this weekend, including Ryan Waite in the 1500m and 800m, Cade Lindahl in the 400m and 200m, Sarah Edwards in the 1500m and Christen Guenther in the pole vault.
The meet begins on Friday at 2 p.m. PST with the women’s hammer throw and will conclude on Saturday with the men’s 4x400 meter relay at 3:30 p.m.
Results from the meet will be posted at the conclusion of the meet on USCTrojans.com.