Three Cougars qualify for Nationals


AUSTIN, Texas – On day one of the NCAA West Preliminary Round three members of the BYU men’s and women’s track teams advanced to Nationals while eight others advanced to the quarterfinal rounds on Friday and Saturday.

Alden Bahr and Jared Ward finished fifth and ninth, respectively, in the men’s 10,000 meters to advanced to the NCAA Outdoor National Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, at Drake Stadium. Allyson Anderson took fifth in the women’s javelin to punch her ticket to Nationals.

Five BYU men advanced to the quarterfinals, including Cade Lindahl (400 meters), Ryan Waite (800 meters), Justin Hedin (800 meters), Miles Batty (1,500 meters) and Chris Carter (400 meter hurdles). Batty will compete on Saturday while the others will fight for a spot at Nationals on Friday.

Nachelle Mackie had the best place for a BYU athlete on Thursday, taking second in the 800 meters to advance to Friday’s quarterfinal round. Lacey Bleazard (800 meters) and Candace Eddy (1,500 meters) also advanced to the quarterfinals in their respective events.

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Men's Results - Thursday

NameEventPlace, MarkResult
Fanfan Charles100m31st, 10.47Did not advance
Cade Lindahl400m15th, 46.82Advanced to quarters on Friday
Ryan Waite800m16th, 1:50.66Advanced to quarters on Friday
Justin Hedin800m23rd, 1:50.44Advanced to quarters on Friday
Shaquille Walker800m45th, 1:54.04Did not advance
Miles Batty1500m11th, 3:51.53Advanced to quarters on Saturday
Jared Rohatinsky1500m33rd, 3:56.42Did not advance
Alden Bahr10000m5th, 30:09.35Qualified for Nationals
Jared Ward10000m9th, 30:16.3Qualified for Nationals
Chris Carter400m Hurdles11th, 52.11Advanced to quarters on Friday
Colby BarberShot Put33rd, 55-02.75Did not advance
Keith KellerJavelin18th, 211-07Did not advance
Chris RenoJavelin34th, 193-00Did not advance
Kyle BakerJavelin43rd, 182-09Did not advance
Blaine BakerJavelinFOULDid not advance

Women's Results - Thursday

NameEventPlace, MarkResult
Nachelle Mackie800m2nd, 2:06.73Advanced to quarters on Friday
Lacey Bleazard800m7th, 2:07.08Advanced to quarters on Friday
Candace Eddy1500m23rd, 4:28.49Advanced to quarters on Saturday
Sarah Edwards1500m45th, 4:49.34Did not advance
Diane Stewart400m Hurdles34th, 1:01.06Did not advance
Allyson AndersonJavelin5th, 164-03Qualified for Nationals
Amber F. HuntingtonJavelin39th, 135-02Did not advance