Braden Taylor | Posted: 20 Jun 2021 | Updated: 27 Jul 2021

Wayment advances to steeplechase final, achieves Olympic standard

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Courtney Wayment in the steeplechase at the 2021 NCAA Outdoor Championships

EUGENE, Ore. – BYU track and field’s Courtney Wayment ran a career-best 9:27.17 to advance to the women’s steeplechase final in the U.S. Olympic Team Trials on Sunday at Hayward Field.

In order to make the U.S. Olympic Team, athletes must place in the top three of their respective final at the U.S. Olympic Trials and have recently hit the Olympic standard in the event. Wayment’s time put her under the Olympic standard of 9:30.00, setting her up to make the Olympic team should she finish in the top three in the 3000m steeplechase final.

Wayment placed second in her heat and had the fourth-fastest time in the entire semifinals. She will contend for a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team in the women's steeplechase final on Thursday, June 24 at 8:47 p.m. PDT.

The Cougars still have 12 current/former athletes who are still vying for a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team at the trials. A schedule specific to BYU’s athletes can be found on byucougars.comBroadcast informationlive results and start lists can be found on usatf.org.

BYU Men - U.S. Olympic Trials Qualifiers

Name

Event

Qualifying Mark

Status [Round Reached, Place, Time/Mark]

#Abraham Alvarado

800m

1:46.15*

DNQ [Semifinals, 14th place, 1:47.46]

#Abraham Alvarado

1500m

3:36.82*

DNQ [First Round, 29th, 3:47.88]

Cameron Bates

Javelin

77.17m/253-2

DNQ [Qualifying Round, 14th place, 67.55m/221-7]

#Zach Blackham

High Jump

2.20m/7-2.5

DNQ [Qualifying Round, T-17th, 2.14m/7-0.25]

Michael Bluth

400m

45.13*

DNQ [First Round, 20th place, 46.05]

Casey Clinger

5000m

13:24.90*

Final on Sun., June 27 at 10:00 a.m. PDT

Talem Franco

1500m

3:37.55

DNQ [Semifinals, 21st, 3:46.37]

Conner Mantz

5000m

13:24.78*

Final on Sun., June 27 at 10:00 a.m. PDT

Conner Mantz

10,000m

27:41.16*

DNQ [Final Round, 5th place, 27:59.37]

Garrett Marsing

Steeplechase

8:31.54*

DNQ [First Round, 25th place, 8:53.37]

Zach McWhorter

Pole Vault

5.80m/19-0.25*

DNQ [Qualifying Round, T-19th place, 5.40m/17-8.5]

Colten Yardley

400m Hurdles

50.04

DNQ [First Round, 22nd place, 52.32]

*Met USATF Qualifying Standard
#BYU track and field alumni

BYU Women - U.S. Olympic Trials Qualifiers

Name

Event

Qualifying Mark

Status [Round Reached, Place, Time/Mark]

Anna Camp-Bennett

1500m

4:08.58

DNQ [Semifinals, 16th place, 4:12.05]

Lauren Ellsworth-Barnes

800m

2:02.49*

DNQ [First Round, 36th place, 2:05.59]

#Makenna Myler

10,000m

32:02.62*

DNQ [Final, 32.44.72]

Whittni Orton

1500m

4:09.31

DNQ [Semifinals, 14th place, 4:10.70]

Whittni Orton

5000m

15:12.91*

DNQ [First Round, DNS, DNS]

Ashton Riner

Javelin

57.31m/188-0

DNQ [Qualifying Round, 46.73m/153-3]

Claire Seymour

800m

2:01.91*

DNQ [First Round, 38th place, 2:06.67]

Courtney Wayment

Steeplechase

9:31.37*

DNQ [Final, 4th place, 9:23.09]

*Met USATF Qualifying Standard
#BYU track and field alumni

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