Shurts advances to NCAA Championships in discus, Friday's track events postponed


COLLEGE STATION, Texas – BYU track and field’s Dallin Shurts qualified for the 2021 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the men’s discus before a severe thunderstorm caused the postponement of Friday’s regional track events at E.B. Cushing Stadium.

Meet Information

Shurts had a toss of 56.34m/184-10 in the men’s discus to finish 12th overall at the 2021 NCAA West Preliminary Round, taking the final qualifying spot for the national meet in Eugene, Oregon. Shurts is the first Cougar to advance to the outdoor championships in the discus since former BYU great Leif Arrhenius in 2011.

In the men’s high jump, Jake Grimsman cleared a personal-best 2.11m/6-11 to tie for 21st overall while Jacob Veres finished tied for 25th with a jump of 2.06m/6-9.

Rickey Fantroy completed his three attempts in the men’s triple jump just before the thunderstorm caused its initial delays. The senior came within 0.05m/2 inches of qualifying for his second consecutive championship meet, finishing 15th overall with a mark of 15.92m/52-2.75.

Following a lightning delay that lasted for more than two hours, officials decided to postpone Friday’s men’s track events to Saturday with the final day of the women’s events.

The men’s track events will begin Saturday, May 29 at 11:30 a.m. while the women’s field events will start at 1 p.m. and the women’s track events will begin at 3:15 p.m. The men’s steeplechase and 5000m will be later in the afternoon during the women’s portion of the day. The complete updated schedule can be found here. Saturday's live stream will be hosted on SECN+ and will begin at 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, May 26 - Results

EventAthleteMarkFinishNext Up
Javelin (M)Cameron Bates71.13m/233-4
2ndFinal in Eugene, Oregon (June 9-12)
Javelin (M)Michael Whittaker62.54m/205-222ndDNQ
Javelin (M)Max Tooley60.15m/197-433rdDNQ
Pole Vault (M)Zach McWhorter5.45m/17-10.57thFinal in Eugene, Oregon (June 9-12)
Pole Vault (M)Caleb Witsken5.40m/17-8.515thDNQ
1500m (M)Lucas Bons3:43.473rdQuarterfinals on Saturday, May 28 at 11:45 a.m. CDT
1500m (M)Talem Franco3:45.4210thQuarterfinals on Saturday, May 28 at 11:45 a.m.
1500m (M)Aidan Troutner*4:03.13   *Automatically advanced following successful protest following tripping incidentQuarterfinals on Saturday, May 28 at 11:45 a.m.
1500m (M)Elijah Armstrong3:50.5539thDNQ
400m (M)Michael Bluth46.1412thQuarterfinals on Saturday, May 28 at 1:20 p.m.
400H (M)Colten Yardley50.609thQuarterfinals on Saturday, May 28 at 1:55 p.m.
400H (M)Jesus Serrano51.4730thDNQ
200m (M)Landon Maxfield20.9728thDNQ
200m (M)Dallin Draper21.5343rdDNQ
10,000m (M)Conner Mantz29:10.913rdFinal in Eugene, Oregon (June 9-12)
10,000m (M)Connor Weaver30:42.1937thDNQ
10,000m (M)Michael Ottesen31:08.0544thDNQ

Thursday, May 27

EventAthleteMarkFinishNext Up
Javelin (W)Ashton Riner46.50m/152-726thDNQ
Javelin (W)Payge Jauhiainen46.44m/152-427thDNQ
Javelin (W)Libby Parkinson45.83m/150-429thDNQ
Shot Put (W)Sierra Freeland15.66m/51-4.528thDNQ
Shot Put (W)Gretchen Hoekstre15.20m/49-10.538thDNQ
100H (W)Adaobi Tabugbo13.58w41stDNQ
1500m (W)Whittni Orton4:16.161stQuarterfinals on Saturday at 3:45 p.m.
1500m (W)Anna Camp-Bennett4:18.688thQuarterfinals on Saturday at 3:45 p.m.
1500m (W)Olivia Hoj Simister4:18.859thQuarterfinals on Saturday at 3:45 p.m.
1500m (W)Simone Plourde4:18.9510thQuarterfinals on Saturday at 3:45 p.m.
1500m (W)Kate Hunter4:21.0315thQuarterfinals on Saturday at 3:45 p.m.
1500m (W)Lauren Ellsworth-Barnes4:21.4516thQuarterfinals on Saturday at 3:45 p.m.
1500m (W)Heather Hanson4:30.8836thDNQ
100m (W)Jaslyn Gardner11.5839thDNQ
800m (W)Anna Camp-Bennett2:02.831stQuarterfinals on Saturday at 6:10 p.m.
800m (W)Claire Seymour2:05.275thQuarterfinals on Saturday at 6:10 p.m.
800m (W)Alena Ellsworth2:06.4112thQuarterfinals on Saturday at 6:10 p.m.
800m (W)Meghan Hunter2:12.9845thDNQ
400H (W)Halley Folsom Walker1:00.0129thDNQ
400H (W)Kayla Perry1:00.3634thDNQ
10,000m (W)McKenna Lee Hansen35:06.6920thDNQ
10,000m (W)Aubrey Frentheway35:09.6722ndDNQ
10,000m (W)Haley Johnston35:40.3830thDNQ
10,000m (W)Anna Martin36:43.3937thDNQ

Friday, May 28

EventAthleteMarkFinishNext Up
High Jump (M)Jake Grimsman2.11m/6-1121stDNQ
High Jump (M)Jacob Veres2.06m/6-925thDNQ
Discus (M)Dallin Shurts56.34m/184-10 12thFinal in Eugene, Oregon (June 9-12)
Triple Jump (M)Rickey Fantroy15.92m/52-2.7515thDNQ

Saturday, May 29

Time (CDT)Athletes (Seed)Event
11:30 a.m.BYU (No. 13)
- Michael Bluth
- Dallin Draper
- Landon Maxfield
- Andrew Stuart
Men's 4x100m
11:45 a.m.Lucas Bons
Talem Franco
Aidan Troutner 
Men's 1500m
1:00 p.m.Cierra Tidwell Allphin (No. 18)
Mayci Torgerson (No. 43)

Women's High Jump

1:20 p.m.Michael BluthMen's 400m
1:30 p.m.Sable Lohmeier El-Bakri (No. 27)
Gretchen Hoekstre (No. 38)
Women's Discus
1:55 p.m.Colten YardleyMen's 400m Hurdles
3:15 p.m.BYU (No. 13)
- Michael Bluth
- Dallin Draper
- Landon Maxfield
- Colten Yardley
Men's 4x400m
3:45 p.m.Whittni Orton 
Olivia Hoj Simister 
Anna Camp-Bennett 
Kate Hunter 
Simone Plourde 
Lauren Ellsworth-Barnes

Women's 1500m

4:10 p.m.Garrett Marsing (No. 3)
Clayson Shumway (No. 8)
Matt Owens (No. 16)
Adam Wood (No. 19)
Kramer Morton (No. 29)
Men's Steeplechase
4:45 p.m.Courtney Wayment (No. 1)
Sara Musselman (No. 18)
Lexy Halladay (No. 23)
Meri Dunford (No. 28)
Madi Moffitt (No. 42)
Women's 3000m Steeplechase
6:10 p.m.Anna Camp-Bennett
Alena Ellsworth  
Claire Seymour 
Women's 800m (Quarterfinals)
7:05 p.m.Casey Clinger (No. 6)
Brandon Garnica (No. 7)
Easton Allred (No. 38)
Michael Ottesen (No. 44)
Elijah Armstrong (No. 45)
Connor Weaver (No. 46)
Men's 5000m
7:50 p.m.Whittni Orton (No. 1)

Women's 5000m

8:35 p.m.

BYU (No. 15)
- Alena Ellsworth
- Lauren Ellsworth-Barnes
- Meghan Hunter
- Claire Seymour

Women's 4x400m