OGDEN, Utah – Five BYU athletes set new personal records Wednesday and Thursday at the Weber State Twilight Meet.
“This meet was a nice opportunity for many of our student-athletes to continue to get ready for the upcoming regional meet,” BYU head coach Ed Eyestone said. “A number of our sprinters and throwers actually have two meets this week. At the conclusion of the Weber State Twilight, many of them will be heading to Los Angeles for the Occidental meet on Saturday.”
Tatenda Tsumba set a new personal-best in the 200 meters with a time of 20.84. He currently sits well within a top-48 West Region ranking needed to qualify for regionals at No. 31. Michael Abbott also picked up a new PR in the event, coming in at 21.87.
Ramarco Thompson ran the fastest 400-meter time of his life at 48.11. He won his heat and finished third overall in the event.
Trevor Fuhriman rounded out the men’s athletes achieving new PR’s. He had a lifetime best time of 1:51.41 in the 800 meters, and with the altitude conversion his time was 1:50.83. That time currently has him just outside of a regional-qualifying mark at No. 72 in the West Region.
On the women’s side, Kassie Nagel took first overall in the shot put with a new PR of 14.94 meters. With that mark, she also sits just outside of a regional mark at No. 56 in the West.
Chloe Richardson won the triple jump with a mark of 12.16 meters, and she currently holds the No. 54 ranking in the West.
“We didn’t have a ton of athletes competing, but we had some great conditions and I thought we had a number of solid performances,” Eyestone said.
Click here for complete results from the 2016 Weber State Twilight Meet.
The Cougars will be back on the track this Saturday for the 2016 Oxy Invitational in Los Angeles hosted by Occidental College. Check the BYU men’s track and field schedule page for a link to live results.