Martinez posts second-fastest 800 meters as BYU competes in two weekend meets
SEATTLE – Sophomore Shea Martinez posted a 2:04.79 800-meter time, good for fourth-best in BYU track indoor history and second-best in the nation this year as BYU competed in the Husky Classic in Seattle.
“That was an amazing effort for Shea,” BYU head coach Ed Eyestone said. “She ran a smart race and hit her splits perfectly. We're really pleased with her race.”
Martinez qualified for nationals with her winning performance, improving 18 spots in the national rankings from where she stood after her 2:06.50 time two weeks ago in Seattle.
Freshman Madelyn Brooks ran the best mile time for a BYU woman this year at the Husky Classic with a time of 4:46.98.
On the men's side, the combination of Korey Smith, Shaquille Walker, Tyrell Yardley and Sean Adams won the 4x400 meters in with a time of 3:08.73—a new indoor school record.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Junior Anginae Montverde won the pole vault and posted the 11th-best mark (4.27 meters) in the nation this year as BYU took part in the Don Kirby Elite Invitational in Albuquerque.
“Anginae has showed consistent improvement and had some great jumps the last few weeks,” Eyestone said. "Her performance today was impressive."
Junior Zachary Blackham claimed third place in the high jump with a mark of 2.14. Blackham's jump is BYU's best this season.
Junior Kyle Brown recorded a career-best mark of 5.30 meters in the pole vault, taking third place. Brown's vault is BYU's best this year and tied for 28th-best in the nation.