Birk-Jarvis breaks fifth school record
SACRAMENTO – Erica Birk-Jarvis broke the school steeplechase record and BYU track and field added eight more national qualifiers at the NCAA West Preliminary on Friday.
“So many good things happened tonight,” Ed Eyestone said. “It was very exciting to have eight athletes punch tickets to nationals tonight. Erica especially was phenomenal in her record-breaking performance. She looks so strong right now."
Birk-Jarvis won her heat of the 3000m steeplechase in 9:42.54 to break the BYU record and advance to the NCAA Outdoor Championships. The All-American has already broken school records in the indoor mile, indoor 3000m, indoor distance medley relay and outdoor 5000m.
The BYU men’s steeplechase squad qualified four athletes for the semifinal at Nationals. Kenneth Rooks (8:36.08) won his heat to earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships while also moving up the school record board to No. 6 all-time. Matt Owens (8:39.95) finished second in his heat to return to Nationals for the second year in a row while both Clayson Shumway (8:36.25) and Jacob Heslington (8:39.58) advanced off of their times.
Anna Camp-Bennett advanced to the NCAA Championships in the 800m. Her time of 2:03.89 is now the eighth-fastest time ran in BYU history. Lauren Ellsworth-Barnes also moved on to Nationals after taking second place in her heat with a time of 2:05.10.
Brenna Porter will compete in the 400m hurdles at the NCAA Championships for the second year in a row. The All-American won her heat with a time of 56.98 to advance.
Michael Bluth clocked the seventh-fastest outdoor 400m in BYU history with a 46.01. Bluth was the last athlete out finishing two-hundredths of a second behind the final national-qualifying time.
In the pole vault, Elise Romney cleared a career height of 4.17m/13-8.25 for the eighth-best mark in BYU history.
Freshman javelin thrower Cameron Bates barely missed qualifying for the NCAA Outdoor by two spots after finishing 14th overall with a mark of 67.03m/219-11. Senior Kraymer Eppich finished his career at BYU on a high note with a season-best 64.44m/211-5.
The eight national qualifiers from today boost BYU track and field's total to 15 heading into the final day of events. A recap for the first day of the meet can be found here.
The Cougars will wrap up competition at the NCAA West Prelims on Saturday, May 24. Official results from the first two days as well as live results for the final day can be found here. For team updates, follow @byutrackfieldxc on Instagram or @BYUTFXC on Twitter.
Thursday's Results, May 23
|Hammer (M)||Jacob Foutz||61.11m/200-6
||27th||Did not qualify (DNQ)|
|Javelin (W)||Sydnie Martindale||43.43m/142-6||33rd||DNQ|
|Javelin (W)||Payge Cuthbertson||40.48m/132-10||45th||DNQ|
|High Jump (W)||Andrea Stapleton-Johnson||1.80m/5-10.75||5th||Final in Austin, TX (June 5-8)|
|High Jump (W)||Lindsay Yetter-Shirley||NH||DNP||DNQ|
|400m Hurdles (W)||Brenna Porter||57.99||5th||Quarterfinal - See Friday Results|
|400m Hurdles (W)||Kaitlyn Gunnerson-Burrup||59.71||24th||DNQ|
|400m Hurdles (M)||Colten Yardley||51.38||22nd||Quarterfinal - See Friday Results|
|Pole Vault (M)||Jameson Shirley||4.96m/16-3.25||33rd||DNQ|
|1500m (W)||Whittni Orton||4:16.69||4th||Quarterfinal on Saturday, May 25 @ 6:30 p.m. (PDT)|
|1500m (W)||Olivia Hoj||4:18.40||11th||Quarterfinal on Saturday, May 25 @ 6:30 p.m. (PDT)|
|1500m (W)||Kate Hunter||4:18.91||13th||Quarterfinal on Saturday, May 25 @ 6:30 p.m. (PDT)|
|1500m (W)||Alissa Fielding||4:29.02||39th||DNQ|
|1500m (W)||Madey Brooks-Dickson||4:34.31||46th||DNQ|
|1500m (M)||Talem Franco||3:44.67||4th||Quarterfinal on Saturday, May 25 @ 6:30 p.m. (PDT)|
|1500m (M)||Marcus Dickson||3:45.42||17th||DNQ|
|100m (W)||Jaslyn Gardner||11.88||40th||DNQ|
|400m (M)||Michael Bluth||46.30||7th||Quarterfinal - See Friday Results|
|800m (W)||Anna Camp-Bennett||2:05.74||2nd||Quarterfinal - See Friday Results|
|800m (W)||Lauren Ellsworth-Barnes||2:07.30||11th||Quarterfinal - See Friday Results|
|800m (W)||Karina Haymore||2:09.37||36th||DNQ|
|10,000m (M)||Rory Linkletter||28:59.43||1st||Final in Austin, TX (June 5-8)|
|10,000m (M)||Connor McMillan||29:00.49||4th||
Final in Austin, TX (June 5-8)
|10,000m (M)||Conner Mantz||29:00.50||5th||Final in Austin, TX (June 5-8)|
|10,000m (M)||Clayton Young||29:00.77||8th||Final in Austin, TX (June 5-8)|
|10,000m (M)||Dallin Farnsworth||29:01.08||10th||Final in Austin, TX (June 5-8)|
|10,000m (M)||Connor Weaver||29:02.15||11th||Final in Austin, TX (June 5-8)|
|10,000m (M)||Danny Carney||29:23.17||19th||DNQ|
|10,000m (M)||Michael Ottesen||29:31.59||23rd||DNQ|
|10,000m (M)||Brayden McLelland||30:12.73||41st||DNQ|
Friday, May 24
|Javelin (M)||Cameron Bates||67.03m/219-11||14th||DNQ|
|Javelin (M)||Kraymer Eppich||64.44m/211-5||24th||DNQ|
|Javelin (M)||Matt Kitchen||57.18m/187-7||40th||DNQ|
|Discus (M)||Jacob Foutz||51.59m/169-3||40th||DNQ|
|Pole Vault (W)||Elise Romney||4.17m/13-8.25||18th||DNQ|
|400m (M)||Michael Bluth||46.01||13th||DNQ|
|800m (W)||Anna Camp-Bennett||2:03.69||6th||Semifinal in Austin, TX (June 5-8)|
|800m (W)||Lauren Ellsworth-Barnes||2:05.10||13th||Semifinal in Austin, TX (June 5-8)|
|400m Hurdles (W)||Brenna Porter||56.98||4th||Semifinal in Austin, TX (June 5-8)|
|400m Hurdles (M)||Colten Yardley||51.58||19th||DNQ|
|200m (W)||Jaslyn Gardner||24.83||44th||DNQ|
|200m (M)||Derek Sorensen||21.07||30th||DNQ|
|3000m Steeplechase (W)||Erica Birk-Jarvis||9:42.54||2nd||Semifinal in Austin, TX (June 5-8)|
|3000m Steeplechase (W)||Emma Gee||10:04.84||15th||DNQ|
|3000m Steeplechase (W)||Maddie Cannon||10:16.03||26th||DNQ|
|3000m Steeplechase (W)||Sara Musselman||10:40.13||45th||DNQ|
|3000m Steeplechase (M)||Kenneth Rooks||8:36.08||4th||Semifinal in Austin, TX (June 5-8)|
|3000m Steeplechase (M)||Clayson Shumway||8:36.25||5th||Semifinal in Austin, TX (June 5-8)|
|3000m Steeplechase (M)||Jacob Heslington||8:39.58||7th||Semifinal in Austin, TX (June 5-8)|
|3000m Steeplechase (M)||Matt Owens||8:39.95||10th||Semifinal in Austin, TX (June 5-8)|
|3000m Steeplechase (M)||Garrett Marsing||9:02.66||31st||DNQ|
|3000m Steeplechase (M)||Adam Wood||9:15.68||39th||DNQ|
Saturday, May 25
|2:45 p.m.||Jefferson Jarvis||Men's Shot Put|
|4:00 p.m.||Jared Lorimier
|Men's High Jump|
|6:00 p.m.||-Haley Rogers
|6:15 p.m.||-Andrew Stuart
|6:30 p.m.||Whittni Orton
|Women's 1500m (Quarterfinal|
|6:30 p.m.||Rickey Fantroy Jr.||Men's Triple Jump|
|6:45 p.m.||Talem Franco||Men's 1500m (Quarterfinal)|
|8:05 p.m.||Courtney Wayment||Women's 5000m|
|8:45 p.m.||Conner Mantz
|9:25 p.m.||-Haley Rogers
|9:45 p.m.||-Abram Schaap
* -- If qualified
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