Braden Taylor | Posted: 10 Jun 2021 | Updated: 14 Jun 2021

Camp-Bennett breaks school record in 1500m at NCAA Outdoor Championships

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Anna Camp-Bennett - 2021 NCAA Championships

EUGENE, Ore. – Anna Camp-Bennett broke the program record in the 1500m with a time of 4:09.22 as the BYU women’s track and field team opened competition at the 2021 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Thursday at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.

The All-American’s time ended up being the second-fastest of the women’s 1500m semifinals and earned her a spot in the final on Saturday, June 12 at 3:11 p.m. PDT. Camp-Bennett broke teammate Whittni Orton’s record of 4:09.31 that was set earlier this season.

Courtney Wayment left no doubt that she’d advance to the women’s 3000m steeplechase final. The All-American clocked a 9:32.52 in her heat of the semifinal, marking the fastest time ever in a women's steeplechase semifinal at the championship meet. This year’s collegiate leader in the event will race in Saturday’s final at 3:24 p.m.

Claire Seymour ran a personal-best 2:02.58 in the women’s 800m semifinal to advance to the final on Saturday at 4:14 p.m. The All-American’s time marks the fifth-fastest 800m in program history. After her 1500m, Camp-Bennett doubled in the 800m and came just short of advancing. She finished 11th overall, moving down one spot from 10th following a successful protest that advanced an athlete that initially finished behind her, and received All-America Second Team honors.

All-American Sara Musselman finished with a career-best 9:55.61 in the steeplechase. She finished 16th overall to earn All-America Second Team honors. Already No. 6 on the BYU Top 10 list in the steeplechase, the personal record solidifies her position on the all-time list.

Orton and All-American Kate Hunter also raced in the 1500m semifinals with Camp-Bennett. Hunter finished 15th overall with a time of 4:13.45, the sixth-fastest 1500m in program history, and received All-America Second Team honors in the event.

Orton came just shy of securing an automatic qualifying spot in her heat of the 1500m, completing the race in 4:14.99 and receiving All-America Honorable Mention. The All-American will race in the 5000m final on Saturday at 4:55 p.m.

Dallin Vorkink concluded competition on Thursday in the men’s decathlon. He finished 17th overall with 6,388 points and received All-America Honorable Mention. On the second day of competition, he recorded 15.71 in the 110m hurdles, 38.22m/125-5 in the discus, no height in the pole vault, 51.70m/169-7 in the javelin and 4:26.83 in the 1500m.

In the final event of the night, the women’s 4x400m squad completed the relay semifinal in 3:37.05 to finish 15th overall and claim All-America Second Team honors. The BYU relay team consisted of Meghan Hunter, Lauren Ellsworth-Barnes, Claire Seymour and Alena Ellsworth.

Complete Results

The BYU men will have five athletes in five separate events on the final day of the men’s competition on Friday, June 11. The men’s discus will be streamed on ESPN while the track events will be broadcast on ESPN2 and WatchESPN. A complete broadcast schedule specific to BYU's entries can be found on byucougars.com.

Wednesday, June 9

Event Athlete Time/Mark Finish Next Up
100m (DEC) Dallin Vorkink 11.61 - Day 2 on Thursday, June 10
Long Jump (DEC) Dallin Vorkink 6.46m/21-2.5 - Day 2 on Thursday, June 10
Shot Put (DEC) Dallin Vorkink 13.42m/44-0.5 - Day 2 on Thursday, June 10
High Jump (DEC) Dallin Vorkink 1.95m/6-4.75 - Day 2 on Thursday, June 10
400m (DEC) Dallin Vorkink 51.53 - Day 2 on Thursday, June 10
Men's 4x100m BYU
-Andrew Stuart
-Michael Bluth
-Landon Maxfield
-Dallin Draper
DQ DQ DQ
Men's 1500m Talem Franco 3:39.67 13th Final on Friday at 6:02 p.m. PDT
Men's 1500m Lucas Bons 3:40.22 15th DNQ
Men's Pole Vault Zach McWhorter 5.30m/17-4.5 9th -
Men's Steeplechase Garrett Marsing 8:37.67 12th Final on Friday at 5:24 p.m.
Men's Steeplechase Clayson Shumway 9:11.34 23rd DNQ
Men's Javelin Cameron Bates 74.25m/243-7 7th -
Men's 400m Michael Bluth 45.78 9th Final on Friday at 6:02 p.m. 
Men's 400m Hurdles Colten Yardley 50.68 17th DNQ
Men's 10,000m Conner Mantz 27:42.46 2nd -
Men's 4x400m BYU
-Colten Yardley
-Landon Maxfield
-Cortez Ruiz
-Michael Bluth
3:07.57 12th DNQ

Thursday, June 10

Event Athlete Time/Mark Finish Next Up
110H (DEC) Dallin Vorkink 15.71 - -
Discus (DEC) Dallin Vorkink 38.22m/125-5 - -
Pole Vault (DEC) Dallin Vorkink NH - -
Javelin (DEC) Dallin Vorkink 51.70m/169-7 - -
Women's 1500m Anna Camp-Bennett 4:09.22 2nd Final on Saturday at 3:11 p.m. PDT
Women's 1500m Kate Hunter 4:13.45 15th DNQ
Women's 1500m Whittni Orton 4:14.99 17th DNQ
Women's Steeplechase Courtney Wayment 9:32.52 1st Final on Saturday at 3:24 p.m.
Women's Steeplechase Sara Musselman 9:55.61 16th DNQ
1500m (DEC) Dallin Vorkink 4:26.83 - -
Decathlon Dallin Vorkink 6388 Points 17th -
Women's 800m  Claire Seymour 2:02.58 3rd Final on Saturday at 4:14 p.m.
Women's 800m Anna Camp-Bennett 2:03.95 11th DNQ
Women's 4x400m *BYU
-Meghan Hunter
-Lauren Ellsworth-Barnes
-Claire Seymour
-Alena Ellsworth
3:37.05 15th DNQ

Friday, June 11

Time

Athlete

Event

Network

4:35 p.m. (PDT)

Dallin Shurts

Men's Discus (Final)

ESPN3

5:11 p.m.

Talem Franco

Men's 1500m (Final)

ESPN2/WatchESPN

5:24 p.m.

Garrett Marsing

Men's 3000m Steeplechase (Final)

ESPN2/WatchESPN

6:02 p.m.
 

Michael Bluth

Men's 400m (Final)

ESPN2/WatchESPN

6:51 p.m.

Casey Clinger

Men's 5000m (Final)

ESPN2/WatchESPN

Saturday, June 12

Time

Athlete

Event

Network

2:30 p.m. (PDT)
 

Cierra Tidwell Allphin

Women's High Jump (Final)

ESPN3

3:11 p.m.

Anna Camp-Bennett

Women's 1500m (Final)

ESPNU/WatchESPN

3:24 p.m.

Courtney Wayment

Women's 3000m Steeplechase (Final)

ESPNU/WatchESPN

4:14 p.m.
 

Claire Seymour

Women's 800m (Final)

ESPNU/WatchESPN

4:55 p.m.
 

Whittni Orton

Women's 5000m (Final)

ESPNU/WatchESPN

* -- If qualified

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