AUSTIN, Texas – On the last day of competition at the NCAA West Preliminary, Victor Weirich became the fifth member of the BYU men’s track and field team to qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Championships.
Weirich tied for first with two others with a height of 17 feet 8.5 inches to easily qualify. The junior from Fredericksburg, Texas, will be returning to the NCAA Outdoor Championships for the first time since 2011 when he finished fourth to earn All-America honors. Weirich has competed in the NCAA Indoor Championships in each of the last three seasons and earned second-team All-America honors twice and first-honors once.
Braydon Bringhurst also competed in the pole vault but finished outside of the top 12 that qualify for nationals as he tied for 17th.
Saturday’s list of competitors also included two Cougars in the javelin, one in the 1,500 meters and three in the 5,000 meters. Keith Keller and Kyle Baker took 16th and 41st, respectively, in the javelin while Marcus Dickson was seventh in his heat in the 1,500 meters.
Visit USFTCCCA.org for complete results.
|Keith Keller||Javelin||16th overall||66.47m, 218-01||did not advance|
|Kyle Baker||Javelin||41st||57.65m, 189-02||did not advance|
|Marcus Dickson||1500m||7th in heat||3:50.14||did not advance|
|Victor Weirich||Pole Vault||T1st overall||5.40m, 17-8.50||advanced to NCAA Championships|
|Braydon Bringhurst||Pole Vault||T17th overall||5.30m, 17-4.50||did not advance|
|Thomas Gruenewald||5000m||11th in heat||14:20.69||did not advance|
|Jared Ward||5000m||7th in heat||14:15.35||did not advance|
|Jason Witt||5000m||19th in heat||14:47.94||did not advance|
|Curtis Carr||3000m Steeplechase|
|Victor Weirich||Pole Vault|