Men's track and field finishes 17th at NCAA Outdoor Championships


EUGENE, Ore. – The BYU men’s track and field team finished 17th in the men’s final standings of the 2021 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field on Friday.

The Cougars totaled 16 points to secure their second consecutive top-25 finish at the outdoor championships. BYU opened the meet with 10 points on Wednesday and scored another six points today.

“We did very well in some events, and we came up short in a couple of events,” said BYU director of track and field Ed Eyestone. “By and large, I was very impressed by the level of competition and the way our guys rose up and competed the best they could. I'm very proud of our guys.”

Garrett Marsing finished fourth in the men’s steeplechase on Friday to score five points for the Cougars and claim All-America First Team honors. The senior recorded a career-best 8:31.54, marking the third-fastest steeplechase in program history and qualifying him for the U.S. Olympic Trials that begin next week.

The first BYU sprinter to race in the 400m final at the national meet since 1964, Michael Bluth finished eighth to earn All-America First Team honors. Bluth clocked a 45.91, scoring one point for BYU.

On the first day of the men’s competition, Conner Mantz’s national runner-up performance in the 10,000m scored eight points while Cameron Bates tallied two points with his seventh-place finish in the javelin.

Talem Franco finished ninth overall in the men’s 1500m final on Friday with a time of 3:40.61. His performance earned him All-America Second Team honors in the event.

Dallin Shurts was the lone BYU field athlete competing on Friday. He finished 15th overall in the men’s discus with a toss of 54.49m/178-9 and secured All-America Second Team honors.

Casey Clinger capped off the meet for the men’s team in one of the fastest 5000m finals ever at an outdoor national meet. He completed the race in 13:34.56 to place 16th overall and receive All-America Second Team honors.

Complete Results
Recaps: Day One | Day Two

The BYU women’s team will conclude competition on Saturday, June 12. The Cougars will have five student-athletes competing in their respective finals. The women’s high jump will be streamed on ESPN3 while the track events will be broadcast on ESPNU and WatchESPN. A complete broadcast schedule specific to BYU's entries can be found on

Wednesday, June 9

EventAthleteTime/MarkFinishNext Up
100m (DEC)Dallin Vorkink11.61-Day 2 on Thursday, June 10
Long Jump (DEC)Dallin Vorkink6.46m/21-2.5-Day 2 on Thursday, June 10
Shot Put (DEC)Dallin Vorkink13.42m/44-0.5-Day 2 on Thursday, June 10
High Jump (DEC)Dallin Vorkink1.95m/6-4.75-Day 2 on Thursday, June 10
400m (DEC)Dallin Vorkink51.53-Day 2 on Thursday, June 10
Men's 4x100mBYU
-Andrew Stuart
-Michael Bluth
-Landon Maxfield
-Dallin Draper
Men's 1500mTalem Franco3:39.6713thFinal on Friday at 6:02 p.m. PDT
Men's 1500mLucas Bons3:40.2215thDNQ
Men's Pole VaultZach McWhorter5.30m/17-4.59th-
Men's SteeplechaseGarrett Marsing8:37.6712thFinal on Friday at 5:24 p.m.
Men's SteeplechaseClayson Shumway9:11.3423rdDNQ
Men's JavelinCameron Bates74.25m/243-77th-
Men's 400mMichael Bluth45.789thFinal on Friday at 6:02 p.m. 
Men's 400m HurdlesColten Yardley50.6817thDNQ
Men's 10,000mConner Mantz27:42.462nd-
Men's 4x400mBYU
-Colten Yardley
-Landon Maxfield
-Cortez Ruiz
-Michael Bluth

Thursday, June 10

EventAthleteTime/MarkFinishNext Up
110H (DEC)Dallin Vorkink15.71--
Discus (DEC)Dallin Vorkink38.22m/125-5--
Pole Vault (DEC)Dallin VorkinkNH--
Javelin (DEC)Dallin Vorkink51.70m/169-7--
Women's 1500mAnna Camp-Bennett4:09.222ndFinal on Saturday at 3:11 p.m. PDT
Women's 1500mKate Hunter4:13.4515thDNQ
Women's 1500mWhittni Orton4:14.9917thDNQ
Women's SteeplechaseCourtney Wayment9:32.521stFinal on Saturday at 3:24 p.m.
Women's SteeplechaseSara Musselman9:55.6116thDNQ
1500m (DEC)Dallin Vorkink4:26.83--
DecathlonDallin Vorkink6388 Points17th-
Women's 800m Claire Seymour2:02.583rdFinal on Saturday at 4:14 p.m.
Women's 800mAnna Camp-Bennett2:03.9511thDNQ
Women's 4x400m*BYU
-Meghan Hunter
-Lauren Ellsworth-Barnes
-Claire Seymour
-Alena Ellsworth

Friday, June 11

Men's 1500mTalem Franco3:40.619th
Men's 3000m SteeplechaseGarrett Marsing8:31.544th
Men's 400mMichael Bluth45.918th
Men's DiscusDallin Shurts54.49m/178-915th
Men's 5000mCasey Clinger13:34.5616th

Saturday, June 12





2:30 p.m. (PDT)

Cierra Tidwell Allphin

Women's High Jump (Final)


3:11 p.m.

Anna Camp-Bennett

Women's 1500m (Final)


3:24 p.m.

Courtney Wayment

Women's 3000m Steeplechase (Final)


4:14 p.m.

Claire Seymour

Women's 800m (Final)


4:55 p.m.

Whittni Orton

Women's 5000m (Final)