Braden Taylor | Posted: 7 Jun 2021 | Updated: 18 Jun 2021

Cougars head to Eugene for 2021 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships

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Meet Week Graphic - 2021 NCAA Outdoor Championships

PROVO, Utah – No. 5/11 BYU track and field will have a combined 24 entries compete at the 2021 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon. The national meet begins Wednesday, June 9 at Hayward Field and will conclude Saturday, June 12.

Meet Information

The fifth-ranked BYU men will primarily compete Wednesday and Friday, except for the decathlon that will conclude on Thursday. The 11th-ranked BYU women will compete on Thursday and Saturday.

The entirety of the four-day meet will be covered on ESPN networks. The track events will be televised and streamed on either ESPN2 or ESPN while the field events will be streamed on ESPN3. All events can be streamed via WatchESPN. See the broadcast schedule in the table below.

Date

Time (PDT)

Network

Wed., June 9

1 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

ESPN3

5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

ESPNU

6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

ESPN2

Thu., June 10

9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

ESPN3

3:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

ESPN2

Fri., June 11

12 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

ESPN3

5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

ESPN2

Sat., June 12

11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

ESPN3

3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

ESPNU

The BYU men’s and women’s teams enter the championship week among the programs with the most bids secured to the final site. The BYU men’s 14 entries are tied with USC for the third-most bids from a single program in the men’s competition, just one fewer entry than Oregon (15) and LSU (15). The BYU women’s 10 entries are tied for the 10th-most bids from a single program in the women’s competition.

The men’s team is headlined by Cameron Bates, All-American Conner Mantz and All-American Zach McWhorter. Mantz has the fastest 10,000m in the NCAA this season with a time of 27:41.16. In the men’s pole vault, McWhorter has the fourth-best performance in the nation this year with a clearance of 5.70m/18-8.25. Bates has the fourth-best javelin throw of any collegiate athlete this year with a mark of 77.17m/253-2. All three will compete in their finals on Wednesday.

Wednesday’s semifinals will include All-Americans Lucas Bons and Talem Franco in the 1500m, Garrett Marsing and All-American Clayson Shumway in the 3000m steeplechase, All-American Michael Bluth in the 400m, All-American Colten Yardley in the 400m hurdles and both the 4x100m and 4x400m relays. Those that advance will compete again on Friday.

Dallin Vorkink will complete the first half of the decathlon on Wednesday before concluding the second half of the event on Thursday. Dallin Shurts, discus, and All-American Casey Clinger, 5000m, will both have their finals on Friday.

The women’s team is headlined by All-Americans Whittni Orton and Courtney Wayment. Doubling in the 1500m and 5000m, Orton ran the fastest 5000m in the nation this season with a time of 15:12.91 and has the third-fastest 1500m with a time of 4:09.31. Wayment ran the fastest 3000m steeplechase in the NCAA with a time of 9:31.37, more than 5 seconds faster than the next best time.

Thursday’s semifinals will include All-Americans Anna Camp-Bennett, Kate Hunter and Orton in the 1500m, All-Americans Sara Musselman and Wayment in the steeplechase, All-Americans Camp-Bennett and Claire Seymour in the 800m, and the 4x400m relay.

Including those that advance from Thursday's semifinals, Saturday will feature Orton in the 5000m final and Cierra Tidwell Allphin in the high jump final.

This will be the Cougars’ first opportunity to compete at the outdoor championship meet since 2019 after the COVID-19 pandemic caused the 2020 outdoor season to be canceled. Both teams finished in the top 25 at the 2019 outdoor championships as the BYU men placed 8th overall and the BYU women tied for 25th.

The Cougars recently racked up six USTFCCCA region awards. BYU swept the men's Mountain Region awards for the first time in program history as Mantz claimed Track Athlete of the Year, Bates received Field Athlete of the Year, director of track and field Ed Eyestone collected Coach of the Year and Kyle Grossarth was named Assistant Coach of the Year.

The women also made history as Orton became the first BYU runner to win the outdoor Mountian Region Women's Track Athlete of the Year and associate director of track and field Diljeet Taylor became the first coach to receive Mountain Region Women's Assistant Coach of the Year.

Wednesday, June 9

Time

Athlete

Event

Network

1 p.m. (PDT)

Dallin Vorkink

Men's 100m (Decathlon)
 

ESPN3

1:40 p.m.

Dallin Vorkink

Men's Long Jump (Decathlon)
 

ESPN3

2:55 p.m.

Dallin Vorkink

Men's Shot Put (Decathlon)
 

ESPN3

4:10 p.m.

Dallin Vorkink

Men's High Jump (Decathlon)
 

ESPN3

5:02 p.m.

BYU
-Andrew Stuart
-Michael Bluth
-Landon Maxfield
-Dallin Draper

Men's 4x100m (Semifinal)

ESPNU/WatchESPN

5:16 p.m.

Lucas Bons
Talem Franco

Men's 1500m (Semifinal)

ESPNU/WatchESPN

5:30 p.m.

Zach McWhorter

Men's Pole Vault (Final)

ESPN3

5:32 p.m.

Garrett Marsing
Clayson Shumway

Men's 3000m Steeplechase (Semifinal)

ESPNU/WatchESPN

6:15 p.m.

Cameron Bates

Men's Javelin (Final)

ESPN3

6:30 p.m.

Michael Bluth

Men's 400m (Semifinal)

ESPN2/WatchESPN

7 p.m.

Colten Yardley

Men's 400m Hurdles (Semifinal)

ESPN2/WatchESPN

7:26 p.m.

Dallin Vorkink

Men's 400m (Decathlon)

ESPN2/WatchESPN

7:38 p.m.

Conner Mantz

Men's 10,000m (Final)

ESPN2/WatchESPN

8:18 p.m.

BYU
-Colten Yardley
-Landon Maxfield
-Dallin Draper
-Michael Bluth

Men's 4x400m (Semifinal)

ESPN2/WatchESPN

Thursday, June 10

Time

Athlete

Event

Network

9:30 a.m. (PDT)

Dallin Vorkink

Men's 110m Hurdles (Decathlon)

ESPN3

10:20 a.m.

Dallin Vorkink

Men's Discus Throw (Decathlon)

ESPN3

11:30 a.m.

Dallin Vorkink

Men's Pole Vault (Decathlon)

ESPN3

2 p.m.

Dallin Vorkink

Men's Javelin Throw (Decathlon)

ESPN3

3:46 p.m.

Anna Camp-Bennett
Kate Hunter
Whittni Orton

Women's 1500m (Semifinal)

ESPN2/WatchESPN

4:02 p.m.

Sara Musselman
Courtney Wayment

Women's 3000m Steeplechase (Semifinal)

ESPN2/WatchESPN

5:14 p.m.

Anna Camp-Bennett
Claire Seymour

Women's 800m (Semifinal)

ESPN2/WatchESPN

5:56 p.m.

Dallin Vorkink

Men's 1500m (Decathlon)

ESPN2/WatchESPN

6:48 p.m.

BYU
-Meghan Hunter
-Lauren Ellsworth-Barnes
-Claire Seymour
-Alena Ellsworth

Women's 4x400m (Semifinal)

ESPN2/WatchESPN

Friday, June 11

Time

Athlete

Event

Network

4:35 p.m. (PDT)

Dallin Shurts

Men's Discus (Final)

ESPN3

5:02 p.m.

*BYU
-Andrew Stuart
-Michael Bluth
-Landon Maxfield
-Dallin Draper

Men's 4x100m (Final)

ESPN2/WatchESPN

5:11 p.m.

*Lucas Bons
*Talem Franco

Men's 1500m (Final)

ESPN2/WatchESPN

5:24 p.m.

*Garrett Marsing
*Clayson Shumway

Men's 3000m Steeplechase (Final)

ESPN2/WatchESPN

6:02 p.m.
 

*Michael Bluth

Men's 400m (Final)

ESPN2/WatchESPN

6:27 p.m.

*Colten Yardley

Men's 400m Hurdles (Final)

ESPN2/WatchESPN

6:51 p.m.

Casey Clinger

Men's 5000m (Final)

ESPN2/WatchESPN

7:21 p.m.

*BYU
-Colten Yardley
-Landon Maxfield
-Dallin Draper
-Michael Bluth

Men's 4x400m (Final)

ESPN2/WatchESPN

* -- If qualified

Saturday, June 12

Time

Athlete

Event

Network

2:30 p.m. (PDT)
 

Cierra Tidwell Allphin

Women's High Jump (Final)

ESPN3

3:11 p.m.

*Anna Camp-Bennett
*Kate Hunter
*Whittni Orton

Women's 1500m (Final)

ESPNU/WatchESPN

3:24 p.m.

*Sara Musselman
*Courtney Wayment

Women's 3000m Steeplechase (Final)

ESPNU/WatchESPN

4:14 p.m.
 

*Anna Camp-Bennett
*Claire Seymour

Women's 800m (Final)

ESPNU/WatchESPN

4:55 p.m.
 

Whittni Orton

Women's 5000m (Final)

ESPNU/WatchESPN

5:21 p.m.

*BYU
-Meghan Hunter
-Lauren Ellsworth-Barnes
-Claire Seymour
-Alena Ellsworth

Women's 4x400m (Final)

ESPNU/WatchESPN

* -- If qualified

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