BYU men’s track and field tops USTFCCCA rankings, women jump to No. 6

Braden Taylor | Posted: 13 Apr 2021 | Updated: 13 Apr 2021
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BYU track & field men's ranking graphic - No. 1
BYU track & field women's ranking graphic - No. 6

NEW ORLEANS – The BYU men’s track and field team moved up 11 spots in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association’s national ratings to become the top-ranked men’s outdoor team for the first time in program history while the BYU women’s team jumped 33 spots to No. 6 in the women’s rankings.

The BYU men notched seven national top-5 marks this past weekend at the Hayward Premiere to take over the top spot in the national ratings for the first time since the USTFCCCA began doing in-season rankings in 2008. The Cougars have a total of nine marks that rank in the top five nationally.

Rank Name Event Mark
1 Clayson Shumway Steeplechase 8:47.48
2 Zach McWhorter Pole Vault 5.70m/18-8.25
2 Conner Mantz 5000m 13:24.78
2 Dallin Vorkink Decathlon 7316 Points
3 Casey Clinger 5000m 13:24.90
4 Brandon Garnica 5000m 13:26.62
4 Cameron Bates Javelin 77.17m/253-2
4 Talem Franco 1500m 3:39.79
5 Garrett Marsing Steeplechase 8:50.98

The BYU women were one of the biggest risers in this week’s women’s ratings with the 33-spot jump to receive their highest ranking in-season ranking since the start of in-season rankings in 2008. The Cougars added seven national top-7 marks at the Hayward Premiere in Eugene, Oregon. They now have nine marks that rank in the top 10 nationally.

Rank Name Event Mark
4 Ashton Riner Javelin 57.31m/188-0
4 Courtney Wayment 1500m 4:16.10
5 Anna Camp-Bennett 1500m 4:16.12
5 Whittni Orton 5000m 15:42.33
5 Anna Camp-Bennett 800m 2:03.91
6 Sara Musselman Steeplechase 10:01.88
7 Alena Ellsworth 800m 2:04.40
7 Aubrey Frentheway 10,000m 33:03.49
9 Halley Folsom Walker Heptathlon 5271 Points

The Cougars will compete April 8-10 at the Jim Click Invite in Tucson, Arizona, and the Aggie Invitational in Logan, Utah.

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