Taylor and Hart Give Cougars Strong Start at Texas Relays

Mayci Taylor and Annalise Hart lead Cougars to strong start on Thursday at the Texas Relays.


AUSTIN, Texas — Mayci Taylor and Annalise Hart lead the Cougars to strong start on Thursday at the Texas Relays at Mike A. Myers Stadium. 

Full Results

"Mayci had a stellar second day," said multis/jumps coach Tiffany Hogan. "She came away from the meet with new personal bests in various events and a mark that puts her on our top 10 board. I am pleased with the growth she has demonstrated this year. I am proud of her and the work she is putting in to develop as a combined event athlete."

Mayci Taylor earned a No.10 program all-time best of 5240 in the women's heptathlon. After battling a hamstring issue for the past month, Taylor secured new event personal bests in the 200-meter, 800-meter and javelin. 

"I definitely didn't have the start that I wanted in the hurdles and the high jump yesterday," said Taylor. "However, I was able to bounce back and earn some personal bests in the 200m, javelin and 800m. I'm excited to continue to clean up some events and look forward to some even bigger scores soon."

Annalise Hart ran 58.24 in the women's preliminary 400m hurdles to place at No.7 all-time in program history. As a junior, Hart debuted in the event just two weeks prior at the Arizona Spring Break Fiesta where she ran a 58.87. 

"I had a perfect opportunity to run fast today with a fast track and good competition," said Hart. "I'm excited to advance to the final tomorrow and try to run even faster."

Performances in the pole vault came from Rebekah Erikson and Zach Bingham. Erikson cleared 3.85m/12'7.5", while Bingham cleared 5.15m/16'10.75". 

Kathryn Bingham and Jace Jensen competed in their respective 400m hurdle events. Bingham ran a 1:02.25 in the women's, while Jensen ran 53.63 in the men's. 

Up Next

The sprinters/jumping groups will continue competition at the Texas Relays Fri. March 29 with streaming available on ESPN+. The distance crews will also see the track tomorrow night at the Stanford Invitational with streaming available on FloTrack. The throws group will see competition as well on Friday at the UVU Invitational. See the schedule tab for up to date results.