Shurts takes second with top-10 mark at USATF Championships
EUGENE, Ore. — BYU thrower Dallin Shurts took second in the discus at the U.S. Track and Field Outdoor Championships at Hayward Field on Thursday.
Shurts' mark is a new personal-record and good for No. 6 all-time at BYU, surpassing one set by Lars Sundin in 1986.
While the collegiate season has ended, competition has not for Shurts and a handful of other BYU athletes who qualified for the chance to advance to the World Athletics Championships in July.
Kenneth Rooks advanced the men's 3,000-meter steeplechase final with a 10th-place first round finish at 8:29.44. Garrett Marsing joined Rooks in the steeplechase, finishing 23rd.
Lauren Ellsworth-Barnes and Sebastian Fernandez competed in the women's and men's 800m, respectively, though both failed to advance beyond the opening round.
Former BYU mid-distance national champion Anna Camp-Bennett ran 2:02.34 in the 800m and advances to the Friday semifinal.