PROVO, Utah -- BYU men’s track started off its indoor season with several standout performances at the BYU invitational.
“ I think we had a great first meet,” BYU head coach Ed Eyestone said. “I was really pleased with the effort in our only home meet of the indoor season. We saw a lot of athletes get their seasons off to a good start.”
Chase Dalton took first in the heptathlon and set new personal bests in six of his seven events. His performance was good for second best all-time at BYU in the men’s heptathlon.
Korey Smith took first in the 500 meters in 1:05.04 and was the anchor leg on the 4x400 relay team that took first.
“I wanted to stay focused but also stay calm,” Rockwood said. “I felt great. I’m pleased with how I did but we have a long season in front of us.”
The Cougars compete next weekend at the New Mexico Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 18, in Albuquerque, N.M.
BYU menâ€™s track opens indoor season at home
PROVO, Utah-- The BYU men’s indoor track & field season kicks off this weekend with the BYU Invitational Thursday through Saturday.
“This meet is a nice rust-buster,” BYU head coach Ed Eyestone said. “It's important because it sets the tone for who will travel. This meet will go a long way in telling us who our top athletes are. We should learn a lot about our team this weekend."
The Cougars will play host to Utah and Utah Valley. BYU will look for good showings from standout high jumper Sam Rockwood and Braydon Bringhurst in the pole vault. Tommy Gruenewald will try to repeat his first-place finish at last year’s BYU Invitational in the mile. Chase Dalton and Joshua Weirich will lead the Cougars in the multi-events.
The meet will be held in the Smith Fieldhouse with the exception of the discus, which will take place in the Indoor Practice Facility (IPF) located just west of the Fieldhouse.
The meet begins with the discus Thursday at 5:15 p.m. MST in the IPF. Multi-events and field events start Friday’s schedule, beginning at noon. Saturday begins at 10 a.m. with multi-events and field events. Running events start at 12:45 p.m. The full schedule can be found on the BYU track website.
Live results can be seen on RunnerCard.com.