Camp-Bennett, Marsing highlight packed weekend for BYU track and field
EUGENE, Oregon – Anna Camp-Bennett and Garrett Marsing both moved up the BYU all-time list in their respective events as BYU track and field concluded competition at the Oregon Twilight and Ward Haylett Invite.
The BYU men’s and women’s distance crews had a number of exceptional performances from Friday night’s Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field in Eugene Oregon.
Marsing ran an 8:34.40 to win the 3000m steeplechase, marking the third-fastest time in the NCAA this year and the fifth-fastest time in program history. All-American Clayson Shumway took second place with a season-best 8:40.11, the seventh-fastest time in the NCAA this year.
Camp-Bennett moved up one spot on the BYU Top 10 list to No. 7 with a 2:03.37. The All-American’s time ranks 13th in the nation so far this season.
All-American Whittni Orton ran a 4:10.09 to win the women’s 1500m, nearly breaking her own school record of 4:09.31. Lexy Halladay finished sixth overall in her first 1500m of her collegiate career with a time of 4:23.03. In the men’s 1500m, All-American Talem Franco has a solid performance with a 3:38.49.
In the women’s steeplechase, Meri Dunford and Madi Moffitt both earned personal records of 10:15.64 and 10:34.82, respectively.
Ward Haylett Invite
Members of the Cougars’ sprints, multis and jumps squads had a successful day on Saturday at Kansas State’s Ward Haylett Invite in Manhattan, Kansas.
The only athlete competing in the event, Rickey Fantroy Jr. finished with an exceptional 15.91m/52-2.5 in the men's triple jump. Conner Kennedy won the men’s long jump with a season-best 7.35m/24-1.5. In the women’s long jump, Taye Raymond placed second with a mark of 5.77m/18-11.25.
Cierra Tidwell Allphin and Erica Broin went 1-2 in the women’s high jump. Tidwell Allphin cleared 1.74m/5-8.5 to win the event while Broin cleared 1.64m/5-4.5 to place second.
Andrew Stuart clocked a 10.79 to take second place in the men’s 100m dash while Camilla Andam won the women’s 100m dash with a 12.15.
Jesus Serrano finished first overall in the men’s 400m hurdles with a time of 51.74. The Cougars swept the top four spots in the women’s 400m hurdles. Halley Folsom Walker won the event with a 59.78, Kayla Perry took second with a 1:00.22, Kathryn Bingham placed third with a career-best 1:00.68 and Kate Thomas finished fourth overall with a personal record of 1:01.35.
The Cougars will return home to host the BYU Cougar Invitational for the final week of the 2021 regular season. The meet will take place May 14-15 at the Clarence F. Robison Track and Field Complex