Braden Taylor | Posted: 11 Jun 2021 | Updated: 27 Jul 2021

Men's track and field finishes 17th at NCAA Outdoor Championships

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2021 NCAA Championships - Men Finish

EUGENE, Ore. – The BYU men’s track and field team finished 17th in the men’s final standings of the 2021 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field on Friday.

The Cougars totaled 16 points to secure their second consecutive top-25 finish at the outdoor championships. BYU opened the meet with 10 points on Wednesday and scored another six points today.

“We did very well in some events, and we came up short in a couple of events,” said BYU director of track and field Ed Eyestone. “By and large, I was very impressed by the level of competition and the way our guys rose up and competed the best they could. I'm very proud of our guys.”

Garrett Marsing finished fourth in the men’s steeplechase on Friday to score five points for the Cougars and claim All-America First Team honors. The senior recorded a career-best 8:31.54, marking the third-fastest steeplechase in program history and qualifying him for the U.S. Olympic Trials that begin next week.

The first BYU sprinter to race in the 400m final at the national meet since 1964, Michael Bluth finished eighth to earn All-America First Team honors. Bluth clocked a 45.91, scoring one point for BYU.

On the first day of the men’s competition, Conner Mantz’s national runner-up performance in the 10,000m scored eight points while Cameron Bates tallied two points with his seventh-place finish in the javelin.

Talem Franco finished ninth overall in the men’s 1500m final on Friday with a time of 3:40.61. His performance earned him All-America Second Team honors in the event.

Dallin Shurts was the lone BYU field athlete competing on Friday. He finished 15th overall in the men’s discus with a toss of 54.49m/178-9 and secured All-America Second Team honors.

Casey Clinger capped off the meet for the men’s team in one of the fastest 5000m finals ever at an outdoor national meet. He completed the race in 13:34.56 to place 16th overall and receive All-America Second Team honors.

Complete Results
Recaps: Day One | Day Two

The BYU women’s team will conclude competition on Saturday, June 12. The Cougars will have five student-athletes competing in their respective finals. The women’s high jump will be streamed on ESPN3 while the track events will be broadcast on ESPNU and WatchESPN. A complete broadcast schedule specific to BYU's entries can be found on byucougars.com.

Wednesday, June 9

Event Athlete Time/Mark Finish Next Up
100m (DEC) Dallin Vorkink 11.61 - Day 2 on Thursday, June 10
Long Jump (DEC) Dallin Vorkink 6.46m/21-2.5 - Day 2 on Thursday, June 10
Shot Put (DEC) Dallin Vorkink 13.42m/44-0.5 - Day 2 on Thursday, June 10
High Jump (DEC) Dallin Vorkink 1.95m/6-4.75 - Day 2 on Thursday, June 10
400m (DEC) Dallin Vorkink 51.53 - Day 2 on Thursday, June 10
Men's 4x100m BYU
-Andrew Stuart
-Michael Bluth
-Landon Maxfield
-Dallin Draper
DQ DQ DQ
Men's 1500m Talem Franco 3:39.67 13th Final on Friday at 6:02 p.m. PDT
Men's 1500m Lucas Bons 3:40.22 15th DNQ
Men's Pole Vault Zach McWhorter 5.30m/17-4.5 9th -
Men's Steeplechase Garrett Marsing 8:37.67 12th Final on Friday at 5:24 p.m.
Men's Steeplechase Clayson Shumway 9:11.34 23rd DNQ
Men's Javelin Cameron Bates 74.25m/243-7 7th -
Men's 400m Michael Bluth 45.78 9th Final on Friday at 6:02 p.m. 
Men's 400m Hurdles Colten Yardley 50.68 17th DNQ
Men's 10,000m Conner Mantz 27:42.46 2nd -
Men's 4x400m BYU
-Colten Yardley
-Landon Maxfield
-Cortez Ruiz
-Michael Bluth
3:07.57 12th DNQ

Thursday, June 10

Event Athlete Time/Mark Finish Next Up
110H (DEC) Dallin Vorkink 15.71 - -
Discus (DEC) Dallin Vorkink 38.22m/125-5 - -
Pole Vault (DEC) Dallin Vorkink NH - -
Javelin (DEC) Dallin Vorkink 51.70m/169-7 - -
Women's 1500m Anna Camp-Bennett 4:09.22 2nd Final on Saturday at 3:11 p.m. PDT
Women's 1500m Kate Hunter 4:13.45 15th DNQ
Women's 1500m Whittni Orton 4:14.99 17th DNQ
Women's Steeplechase Courtney Wayment 9:32.52 1st Final on Saturday at 3:24 p.m.
Women's Steeplechase Sara Musselman 9:55.61 16th DNQ
1500m (DEC) Dallin Vorkink 4:26.83 - -
Decathlon Dallin Vorkink 6388 Points 17th -
Women's 800m  Claire Seymour 2:02.58 3rd Final on Saturday at 4:14 p.m.
Women's 800m Anna Camp-Bennett 2:03.95 11th DNQ
Women's 4x400m *BYU
-Meghan Hunter
-Lauren Ellsworth-Barnes
-Claire Seymour
-Alena Ellsworth
3:37.05 15th DNQ

Friday, June 11

Event Athlete Time/Mark Finish
Men's 1500m Talem Franco 3:40.61 9th
Men's 3000m Steeplechase Garrett Marsing 8:31.54 4th
Men's 400m Michael Bluth 45.91 8th
Men's Discus Dallin Shurts 54.49m/178-9 15th
Men's 5000m Casey Clinger 13:34.56 16th

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

Women's 1500m (Final)

ESPNU/WatchESPN

3:24 p.m.

Courtney Wayment

Women's 3000m Steeplechase (Final)

ESPNU/WatchESPN

4:14 p.m.
 

Claire Seymour

Women's 800m (Final)

ESPNU/WatchESPN

4:55 p.m.
 

Whittni Orton

Women's 5000m (Final)

ESPNU/WatchESPN

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