BYU track and field earns PRs in Logan and San Diego
LOGAN, Utah – BYU track and field athletes earned personal records in Logan, Utah during competition at the Mark Faldmo Invitational and San Diego while competing at the UCSD Triton Invitational on Friday and Saturday.
The Cougars sent only throwing athletes to San Diego and the rest of the team headed to Logan, Utah. Head coach Ed Eyestone explained that many of the athletes took this weekend off and did not compete.
Leah Thompson earned a PR in the discus throw with a mark of 46.90m. Sierra Freeland also secured a personal best in the discus at 43.99m.
Elyse Cuthbertson hit a season best with her javelin throw at 42.67m.
Madie Lyons Mathews finished first for the Cougars in both the 100m (12.23) and the 200m (24.18).
Andrea Stapleton-Johnson earned first in the high jump (1.79m) and Marissa Appiah followed her in second (1.76m).
Ramarco Thompson (21.37) and Blake Ellis (21.92) finished first and second respectively in the 200m dash.
Abram Schaap earned a personal best and second place finish in the 400m with his time of 48.39. He was followed by Blake Ellis in third who also secured a new personal record (48.64).
The Cougars head to Torrence, California to compete in the Mt. SAC Relays on April 19.
Cougars look to solidify regional qualifiers at Triton Invitational, Mark Faldmo Invite
PROVO, Utah – BYU track and field will send athletes to compete April 13-14 at UCSD’s Triton Invitational and Utah State’s Mark Faldmo Invite.
“There will be athletes from all the event groups competing, but many of our athletes are taking this week off after being on the road for a few weeks,” BYU head coach Ed Eyestone said. “The meet in Logan is a great opportunity for some of our athletes who haven’t traveled this season to get a chance to compete and see how they can do.”
BYU’s throwing athletes will be the only Cougars headed to San Diego, California, for the Triton Invitational while the rest of the team will be up in Logan, Utah, competing in the Mark Faldmo Invite.
“I know coach Arrhenius is very excited at the opportunity to take the throwers to San Diego to have one more warm weather meet,” Eyestone said. “There are several athletes who are looking to improve their marks to qualify for regionals.”
Jacob Foutz is one of the athletes Eyestone expects to have a strong performance at the Triton Invitational. Foutz threw a career-best 59.89m in the hammer throw this season and currently has the No. 43 mark in the region. He will look to better his mark to solidify his position in the top 48 in order to qualify for the NCAA West Prelims.
“Jacob had a huge series of throws in Eugene and just fouled by a few inches on his furthest throw,” Eyestone said. “I think he has some confidence going right now and it wouldn’t surprise me to see him better his throw.”
Along with Foutz, Eyestone mentioned throwers Siale Vaitohi-Teaupa and Jefferson Jarvis as others he expects to have good performances at the Triton Invitational. Vaitohi-Teaupa threw a season-best 58.57m in the women’s hammer throw and she currently ranks No. 27 in the region. Jarvis currently has two potential qualifying marks with a career-best 53.15m discus throw (No. 35) and a 17.17m shot put (No. 46).
The Triton Invitational meet schedule can be found here and the Mark Faldmo Invite schedule can be found here. Follow BYU track and field on Twitter @BYUTFXC to keep up on all of the action.