BYU's many PRs highlight first day of Iowa State Classic
AMES, Iowa – BYU track and field athletes set many personal bests during the first day of competition at the Iowa State Classic at the Lied Recreation Athletic Center on Friday.
Rory Linkletter earned a new BYU record for the 5000m race by finishing fourth with a time of 13.41.01. Linkletter’s goal was to beat out Olympian and former BYU record holder Jared Ward’s time and he successfully did that. Daniel Carney finished close behind Linkletter in sixth place, earning a PR as well (13.41.32). Clayson Shumway also finished the race with a PR in 15th place (13:54.71).
Connor McMillan finished first in another 5000m race (13:48.00) and most likely earned his ticket to the NCAA championships.
Laura Young-Bluth earned a PR and new BYU record in the 5000m with her eighth place finish (15:53.41). Olivia Hoj also earned a PR in the same race and finished 15th (16:17.6).
Courtney Wayment finished sixth in the 3000m earning her the second all-time BYU finish (9:12.75). Kristi Rush also had a top-10 BYU record time with her ninth place finish (9:18.20) in the 3000m.
Matt Owens had a personal best and finished third in the 3000m race (8:09.61).
Colton Yardley had career bests in the 60m-hurdles and the 200m race. Yardley finished 13th in the 60m-hurdles at 8.26 and 15th in the 200m at 22.33.
Brady Early and Connor Weaver both earned personal bests in the 5k. Early finished 18th (14:25.93) and Weaver finished right behind him in 21st place (14:28.32).
Siale Teaupa achieved a career best in the weight throw. Teaupa finished sixth with a mark of 17.45.