Anonymous | Posted: 3 Mar 2004 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Last Chance for Track

main image
Image

Provo, Utah (March 3, 2004) -- With only one week before the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships, BYU athletes will get one last chance to qualify for nationals. This Saturday a few athletes will compete at the Intermountain Championships in Pocatello, Idaho.

The men's team, who are currently ranked third in the power rankings and No. 9 in the nation, will send several different athletes including jumper Rodrigo Mendes, thrower Dan Arrhenius, pole vaulter Trent Powell and middle-distance runner Chad Simpkins, who are close to going to Nationals and give them one last try to get better qualifying marks.

"We ran everyone so hard last week at the MWC Championships that we are not 100% on what will happen there or what kind of competition will be there," men's head coach Mark Robison said. "In certain events there will be great competition, especially in the Distance Medley Relay, it will be incredible."

On the No. 9 women's side, the team is only sending freshman Amy Menlove and sophomore Kamila Rywelska who both have already qualified for Nationals but look to improve their consistency and ensure their spot at Nationals.

"This will be nice for these two women to have a specialty meet to work on their jumps and really prepare them for their first national competition," women's head coach Craig Poole said.

After the athletes return from this weekends competition both teams will head to the NCAA Indoor Championship Meet held March 12 and 13 in Fayetteville, Ark.

Recent Stories

Image
BYU track and field hurdle
Track and Field Announces 2021 Recruiting Class

The BYU track and field/cross country programs announced the addition of 28 incoming student-athletes as part of the…

Image
2021 USTFCCCA All-Academic Awards - BYU track and field graphic
Cougars receive USTFCCCA All-Academic honors

Forty-six BYU track and field athletes received All-Academic honors when the USTFCCCA released its 2021 track and field…

Image
Conner Mantz running in the men's 10,000m final at the 2021 NCAA Outdoor Championships
Mantz takes 8th place in 5000m final on last day of U.S. Olympic Trials

BYU track and field star Conner Mantz finished eighth and fellow BYU standout Casey Clinger placed 12th in the men’s…

Image
2021 NCAA Outdoor Championships - Hayward Field
Three Cougars advance at U.S. Olympic Trials

Casey Clinger, Talem Franco and Conner Mantz each moved on to the next round of their respective events at the U.S.…