Strong performances by Young, Heslington on day three of NCAA championships


EUGENE, Ore. – On the third day of competition, both Jacob Heslington and Clayton Young finished 10th in their respective events at the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Friday.

“Today was very exciting and we had some great things happen,” BYU head coach Ed Eyestone said. “Jake Heslington gave it a good shot and came within a second of the personal best he set on Wednesday, which was a huge PR. What I liked about Clayton Young’s performance was that he put himself in a good position and made some critical moves when he needed to.”

After entering the NCAA West Prelims ranked No. 36 in the 3000m steeplechase, Heslington finished No. 10 in the nation with a time of 8:44.28 in the final heat.

Following his performance in the 10,000m final on Wednesday, Young ran 14:38.45 in the 5000m final to record a 10th place finish.

“Clayton put his head in it and took the lead with 300 meters to go,” Eyestone said. “That’s all you can ask for. He fought all the way through, threw himself across the line, and it doesn’t get much gutsier than that. I’m still proud of the way he went for it.”

With the men’s competition now complete, BYU men’s track and field finished No. 33 overall.

The Cougars close the NCAA championships on Saturday with high jumper Andrea Stapleton competing at 3:00 p.m. PDT and Shea Collinsworth in the 800m final at 4:44 p.m. Both events will be aired live on ESPN.

See the table below for results from the first three days of competition. 

Links of note:

Wednesday's Results

Athlete EventMarkPlace 
Chase Horrocks Men's 1500m (Semifinal)

Jacob Heslington

 Men's 3000m Steeplechase (Semifinal)8:43.237th 

Daniel Carney

 Men's 3000m Steeplechase (Semifinal)8:56.3917th 
Mitchell Briggs Men's 3000m Steeplechase (Semifinal)8:57.24


Tatenda Tsumba Men's 100m (Semifinal)

Tatenda Tsumba

 Men's 200m (Semifinal)20.6216th 
Korey Smith Men's 400m Hurdles (Semifinal)

Max Scheible

 Men's 400m Hurdles (Semifinal)51.9217th 

Zachary Stetler

 Men's Shot Put (Final)18.49m (60'8'')20th 
Rory Linkletter Men's 10,000m (Final)
Clayton Young 

Men's 10,000m (Final)

Jackson Walker Decathlon (100m, long jump, shot put, high jump, 400m)344623rd 

Thursday's Results

Athlete EventMarkPlace 
Whittni Orton Women's 1500m (Semifinal)
Kristi Rush-Briggs 

Women's 3000m Steeplechase (Semifinal)

Shea Collinsworth 

Women's 800m (Semifinal)


Jackson Walker

 Decathlon (Final)682120th 

Friday's Results

Athlete EventMarkPlace 
Jacob Heslington Men's 3000m Steeplechase (final)
Clayton Young 

Men's 5000m (final)


Saturday, June 10

3:00 p.m.
Andrea StapletonWomen's High Jump (Final)ESPN
4:44 p.m.
Shea CollinsworthWomen's 800m (Final)ESPN