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STew | Posted: 6 Apr 2013 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Women's track finishes Sun Angel Classic with five personal bests


TEMPE, Ariz. – Led by Allysa Hansen in the 400-meter hurdles and Ashleigh Warner in the 1,500 meters, the BYU women’s track and field team finished competition at the Sun Angel Classic Saturday with five personal-best marks.

“This was another good meet,” BYU coach Patrick Shane said. “We keep chipping away week by week. We had several personal bests and some great performances. Our athletes are getting the job done a little bit at a time and are heading in the right direction."

Hansen, who sat out last year due to reconstructive knee surgery, placed fourth with a time of 1:00.77, a new personal best in the 400. Angela Shields (1:02.11) and Kaylee Packham (1:02.79) finished sixth and eighth.

In the distance events, Warner finished second in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:34.51. In the premiere section of the 1,500, Lindsey Sowards Neilson and Jessica Hilton finished ninth and 10th overall with times of 4:26.18 and 4:27.28, respectively. Both Neilson and Hilton set new personal bests.

In the 400 meters, Natalie Stewart finished sixth in the premiere section event in 54.09. Nicole Rudd Bringhurst, who competed in another section of the 400 set a personal-best mark with a time of 55.54.

In the 100-meter dash Aubrey Hale led the sprinters with a 14th-place finish in 12.12 seconds. She was followed by teammates Arlene Gowar (12:20) and Katherine Jensen (12.57) who finished 16th and 21st, respectively.

Hansen also set a new personal best, placing fourth with a time of 1:00.77. Angela Shields (1:02.11) and Kaylee Packham (1:02.79) finished sixth and eighth.

Nicole Nielsen (17:14.35) and Sarah Darby (17:39.10) competed in the 5,000-meter race, placing fourth and ninth, respectively.

In the jumps, Melissa Keltner finished seventh in both the long and triple jump with marks of 4.93m and 11.73m, respectively.

In the throws, Deezbaa Whaley finished fifth in the discus and sixth in the hammer throw with throws of 42.62m and 54.75m, respectively.

Results from the classic can be found here.

Next weekend, the Cougars head back to California for the Mid Major Challenge at Hornet Stadium.


STew | Posted: 2 Apr 2013 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Women’s track heads to Arizona for Sun Angel and Mesa Classics


PROVO, Utah – The women’s track and field team travels south this weekend for the Sun Angel and Mesa Classics in Arizona as it approaches the halfway point of the outdoor season.

The majority of the team will compete at the Sun Angel Classic, while several of the throwers will compete at the Mesa Classic.

“This should be a really good meet,” BYU coach Patrick Shane said. “It typically has a fairly competitive group of athletes. We are optimistic, and we should see a lot of improved performances that will produce qualifying marks for regionals.”

Some of the top events to watch this weekend, include the 400-meter hurdles, the 400-meter race and the 3,000-meter steeplechase.

In the 400 hurdles, the Cougars’ have three athletes who are shooting for times less than 60 seconds. Last week at the UVU Invitational, Angela Shields and Allysa Hansen placed second and third with times of 1:00.87 and 1:01.35, respectively. Freshman Kaylee Packham placed fifth in 1:01.97.

In the 400m, Natalie Stewart and Nicole Rudd Bringhurst are set to compete. The two last competed during the Trojan Invitational with fourth- and ninth-place finishes. Stewart finished with a time of 53.65, an improvement on her time from the Aztec Invitational of 53.85. Her performance put her just .26 seconds from her personal best. Bringhurst finished ninth with a time of 56.22, a new personal best.

Laura Young is set to compete for the first time in the 3,000 steeplechase.

Competition for BYU at the Sun Angel Classic begins on Friday with the 5,000-meter race at 7:30 p.m. MST. A proposed schedule can be found at thesundevils.com.

The Mesa Classic will begin at 7 p.m. MST with the women’s hammer throw. The schedule can be found at athletics.mesacc.edu/track-field.