Cougars advance 14 to NCAA West Preliminaries


PROVO, Utah – All-American middle distance runner Kelsey Brown will lead 14 BYU athletes at the NCAA Division I 2013 Outdoor Track & Field Championships West Preliminary in Austin, Texas, on May 23 to 25.

Brown is ranked fourth in the region in the 800-meters and will look to advance to the NCAA Championships.

The top 48 athletes in the region in each event qualify for the Preliminary Rounds. In the preliminaries, the top 12 athletes in each event move on to the NCAA championships, June 6 to 9 in Eugene, Ore.

A complete list of BYU athletes accepted into the meet is below. The full list of participants in the West Preliminary Round can be found at

400mNatalie Stewart
400m HurdlesAllysa Hansen
 Kaylee Packham
800mKelsey Brown
1500mCandace Eddy Carlisle
 Jessica Hilton
 Rachel Stewart
 Sarah Yingling
3000m SteeplechaseAndrea Nelson Harrison
 Jennica Redd
10000mNicole Nielsen
Triple JumpElizabeth Wilson
Pole VaultRachel Fisher
JavelinAllyson Anderson Wardell