Three School Records On First Day of Big 12 Championship

Trey Jackson and Sami Oblad each ran program best performances in the 400-meter, with Jaslyn Gardner recording a new school record in the 200m on day one of the Big 12 Championship.


Lubbock, Texas – BYU men’s and women's track and field saw three new program best performances on the first day of competition at the Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Conference Championship. 

Trey Jackson and Sami Oblad ran for new school records in their respective 400-meter races, with Jaslyn Gardner crafting her own in the 200m. Jackson recorded 46.23 across the finish line to improve upon his previous personal best of 46.36. Oblad finished her 400m race in 53.06 , landing her at No. 1 for her first time on the top-10 board. Gardner completed the 200m dash in 23.32 for a new program best. 

"I'm very happy with the performances from our team today," said sprints coach Kyle Grossarth. "It's great to see new school records from Jaslyn, Sami and Trey. They did fantastic, but so did the rest of our group. I'm very proud of everyone today and we look forward to the finals tomorrow."

Men's Recap

In addition to Jackson's program best performance in the 400m, Abram Schaap ran 21.14 in the 200m to become No. 6 on the program top-10 board. Fellow sprinter Dallin Draper recorded a 6.72 in the 60m dash to place at No. 10 all-time. 

The men's distance crew was led by Joey Nokes in the 5,000m. Nokes finished second overall, running 13:46.39 for the 25 lap race. Freshman newcomer Isaac Hedengren crossed moments later at 14:07.75. Carter Cutting ran 2:24.11 in the 1,000m prelims, a conference specific event, to qualify for the final on Saturday. 

Women's Recap

Macyi Taylor acquired 4002 points in the pentathlon, placing eighth overall in the event for the first team point for BYU in the conference meet. Taylor moves to No. 6 all-time in program records. 

Annalise Hart joined Oblad in the 400m, Hart running 54.16 in the 400m to land at No. 6 all-time. Emily Ellis rounded out the 400m sprinters, clocking 56.57 for a new personal best. 

Meghan Hunter took seventh in the 800m, finishing in 2:07.11 to qualify for the finals on Saturday. Hunter ran a previous personal best time of 2:02.78 earlier in February at the 2024 Husky Classic. She ranks eighth overall on the TFRRS platform. 


Trey Jackson

"I feel super humble at having the chance to go out and compete. I have great teammates who made this whole thing possible. It's not just an individual race. I'm racing for everybody and with everybody. I'm humbled to get the school record. I know it won't last long with the guys we got running right now."

Sami Oblad

"I'm so stoked about [breaking the school record]. I've been waiting for it, so I'm pretty happy."

Mayci Taylor

"I'm super excited with my performance. I feel like this whole indoor season has seen me trying to put all these marks together on the same day. I knew I could do it individually, but putting them on the same day is a challenge. I'm really happy that things worked out."

Women's Distance Coach Diljeet Taylor

"I think we did some really good things in our prelims. Everyone advanced that we thought would. I think the women did a good job competing with what they had today. I'm overall pleased and hopefully tomorrow we'll continue to grab some points."

Men's Assistant Distance Coach Ryan Waite

"They made their presence known today, especially in the 5000m and the DMR. It was great to see Joey Nokes take second in the 5000m, a race that he led the majority of. We had some great performances for our freshmen, which is a good experience. I'm excited for Wyatt Haughton and his performance in the DMR. He stuck himself out there with guys who are All-American caliber. I couldn't be more proud of our guys."

Up Next

The Cougars will resume competition at the Big 12 Championships on Saturday. The men's heptathlon will be the first event for BYU, beginning at 11 CST. The meet will be broadcast on ESPN+.