ALBURQUERQUE, N.M.—Alyssa Monteverde-Dalton ran an 8.28 in the 60-meter hurdles to move her up to fourth on the BYU all-time list.
“She looked really good. It was the fourth all-time mark in BYU history and she looked excellent. She’s just running a whole new level now. She’s competed extremely well,” BYU head coach Ed Eyestone said.
Monteverde-Dalton had three opportunities to race and needed to qualify each round. She ran a personal record each round starting with 8.37.
“The first round I had a personal record and ran an 8.37, and that’s when Coach Kyle (Grossarth) and I both looked at each other and said I can run an 8.20 now that I broke that 8.40 barrier,” Monteverde-Dalton said. “The next round I had to run an 8.20 to get into the third round, and I ran the best I could and got an 8.28, getting me to the final round.”
“I think comfort comes and performances come as a result. We had a number of people step up and do quite well,” Eyestone said.
Along with sister Alyssa, Anginae Monteverde had an exceptional meet. She hit 13’10” and then hit really close to 14’1,” which had the possibility of making it to the NCAA meet.
“It was a nice solid, consistent performance from Anginae as well. I think it will set her up nicely for the NPSF meet next week, where hopefully shell get that 14'1" that will get her into the national meet,” Eyestone said.
Additionally, Kaylee Packham ran a 1:32.09 in the 600 meter.
“She really had a lot left in the tank, probably underestimated what she could for that event. She finished really strong and she looked really good,” Eyestone said.
Another top performer on the women’s said was Kensey Berry who anchored the 4x400 meter team and had the fastest time on the team.
Final results can be found on the Live Running Results webpage.
Next week, the women’s track team travels to Ames, Ia., to compete in the Iowa State Classic.