NEW YORK—Braydon Bringhurst won the pole vault to lead BYU men’s track in a strong performance Friday and Saturday at the Armory Invitational.
“The Armory Invitational is always one of the highlights of our indoor season,” BYU head coach Ed Eyestone said. “The team did a good job of stepping up and having some good performances across the board. It was good preparation for our upcoming meets.”
Bringhurst continued his strong season, winning with a mark of 5.45 meters. He cleared multiple heights on his third and final attempt.
The Cougars had good performances in the sprints with Korey Smith winning the 500 meters in the college division with a time of 1:04.07. Sean Adams took second in the 400 meters in 48.11. Benjamin Meyer finished fourth in the 200 meters in 22.58.
The BYU distance runners turned in a solid outing with Curtis Carr taking fourth in the 3000 meters in 8:17.04. Taylor Farnsworth and Jonathan Nelson took third and fourth in college mile, respectively, posting times of 4:10.48 and 4:11.21. Steve Flint finished in 4:10.81 and Tommy Gruenewald in 4:11.41 to take fourth and fifth in the championship mile.
Full results can be found on FloTrack.com.
The Cougars return to action next weekend, Feb. 14 and 15, with another trip to Seattle to compete in the Washington Invitational.
PROVO, Utah—With the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation conference championships meet just three weeks away, No. 25 BYU men’s track & field will travel to New York to compete in the New Balance Armory Invitational Friday and Saturday, Feb. 7-8.
“New York is always one of the favorite trips of the indoor season and there is a lot of history at the Armory,” head coach Ed Eyestone said. “We hope we can represent BYU well. This should be a good tuneup for Seattle next weekend and is a big step towards our conference championship meet.”
The Cougars are led in the pole vault by Braydon Bringhurst and will look for strong performances from Tommy Gruenewald in the mile, Zachary Stetler and Craig Merkley in the throws, and Jared Ward in the distance races.
Friday’s events start at 9:30 a.m. EST on Friday and finishing at 8:30 p.m. Saturday starts at 8:30 a.m. EST. The meet ends with the closing ceremony at 6:00 p.m. The full event schedule can be found at RunnerSpace.com, where live results will also be made available.