Braden Taylor | Posted: 8 May 2021 | Updated: 30 May 2021

Camp-Bennett, Marsing highlight packed weekend for BYU track and field

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EUGENE, Oregon – Anna Camp-Bennett and Garrett Marsing both moved up the BYU all-time list in their respective events as BYU track and field concluded competition at the Oregon Twilight and Ward Haylett Invite.

Oregon Twilight

The BYU men’s and women’s distance crews had a number of exceptional performances from Friday night’s Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field in Eugene Oregon.

Marsing ran an 8:34.40 to win the 3000m steeplechase, marking the third-fastest time in the NCAA this year and the fifth-fastest time in program history. All-American Clayson Shumway took second place with a season-best 8:40.11, the seventh-fastest time in the NCAA this year.

Camp-Bennett moved up one spot on the BYU Top 10 list to No. 7 with a 2:03.37. The All-American’s time ranks 13th in the nation so far this season.

All-American Whittni Orton ran a 4:10.09 to win the women’s 1500m, nearly breaking her own school record of 4:09.31. Lexy Halladay finished sixth overall in her first 1500m of her collegiate career with a time of 4:23.03. In the men’s 1500m, All-American Talem Franco has a solid performance with a 3:38.49.

In the women’s steeplechase, Meri Dunford and Madi Moffitt both earned personal records of 10:15.64 and 10:34.82, respectively.

Ward Haylett Invite

Members of the Cougars’ sprints, multis and jumps squads had a successful day on Saturday at Kansas State’s Ward Haylett Invite in Manhattan, Kansas.

The only athlete competing in the event, Rickey Fantroy Jr. finished with an exceptional 15.91m/52-2.5 in the men's triple jump. Conner Kennedy won the men’s long jump with a season-best 7.35m/24-1.5. In the women’s long jump, Taye Raymond placed second with a mark of 5.77m/18-11.25.

Cierra Tidwell Allphin and Erica Broin went 1-2 in the women’s high jump. Tidwell Allphin cleared 1.74m/5-8.5 to win the event while Broin cleared 1.64m/5-4.5 to place second.

Andrew Stuart clocked a 10.79 to take second place in the men’s 100m dash while Camilla Andam won the women’s 100m dash with a 12.15.

Jesus Serrano finished first overall in the men’s 400m hurdles with a time of 51.74. The Cougars swept the top four spots in the women’s 400m hurdles. Halley Folsom Walker won the event with a 59.78, Kayla Perry took second with a 1:00.22, Kathryn Bingham placed third with a career-best 1:00.68 and Kate Thomas finished fourth overall with a personal record of 1:01.35.

Complete Results: Oregon Twilight | Ward Haylett Invite

The Cougars will return home to host the BYU Cougar Invitational for the final week of the 2021 regular season. The meet will take place May 14-15 at the Clarence F. Robison Track and Field Complex

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