AMES, Iowa— Senior Alyssa Monteverde-Dalton broke her personal record with a time of 8.25 in the 60-meter hurdles and was one of the three BYU athletes to win her event in the Iowa State Classic.
BYU track and field director of operations, Ryan Waite, said the competition was fantastic in every event and it helped pushed the athletes in their performances.
“For us to go to the Midwest we were able to face a lot of competition that we usually don’t see," Waite said. "I think that was fun for the athletes as well—to go against some schools they don’t usually get to go up against and face some individual athletes they don’t usually get to compete against."
Shea Martinez-Collinsworth broke the school record in the 400 meters with a time of 53.72. She is now ranked No. 1 in the BYU top-10 records.
Kristi Rush ran 9:21.19 in the women’s 3000 meters, which brings her to No. 9 in the BYU top-10 records. Rush has performed two back-to-back all-time records in two different events after her mile (4:44.78) she ran two weeks ago at the UW Invitational.
“Whenever anybody can get up into the top 10 in school history it’s a big deal," Waite said. "I think that’s what a lot of people on the team work towards. It’s one of the best feelings you can have, one of the greatest accomplishments for a BYU track and field athlete.".
This was the last meet before the conference meet in two weeks. The performances from this weekend were just a preview for what the MPSF conference meet will showcase.
“Almost everybody after their meet said it was just what they needed before conference. This meet really prepared them for conference in a couple of weeks. I think it was a nice springboard for MPSF and I think were going to see great performances there,” Waite said.
View the final results at deltatiming.com.
BOISE— At the Boise State Challenge, the women’s track and field pole vaulters and high jumpers highlighted the performances, as six athletes placed in the top four in their events.
Richardson also placed first in the triple jump with a seasonal best mark of 11.76 meters.
“The kids did very well; it was a good meet for us," BYU associate head coach Mark Robinson said. "Now we get a week off before we head to MPSF and conference championships. We have one more chance to qualify for nationals, it should be pretty exciting,”
View the final results at broncosports.com.
The BYU track and field team heads to Seattle, WA on Friday, Feb. 26, for the MPSF conference meet.