Ogden Wins 5000 meters at Notre Dame
SOUTH BEND -- Two athletes from the No. 5 BYU men’s track team competed in the Alex Wilson Invitational hosted by Notre Dame.
Both athletes were in search of improving their times in order to earn an invite to the NCAA Indoor Championships next week.
Senior Nathan Ogden won the 5,000 meters in a time of 13:51.99. Ogden knocked nearly four seconds off of his previous season best of 13:55.70.
Competing in the mile, sophomore Travis Fuller ran a 4:04.40 for an eighth place finish in a race that featured three other athletes run sub-four-minute mile times.
The NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships begin on Friday, March 11 in College Station, Texas.
Four Cougars Look to Improve Marks for Nationals
PROVO -- BYU’s track teams will be sending a four athletes to the Alex Wilson Invitational in South Bend, Indiana and the Washington Final Qualifier in Seattle this weekend in hopes to qualify for the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships next week.
Two distance runners for the men’s team will compete at the Notre Dame hosted invitational. Senior Nathan Ogden will compete in the 5000-meter while sophomore Travis Fuller will run the mile.
Ogden currently has the 29th best time in the 5000-meter in the NCAA’s this season with a 13:55.70. The senior will need to shave about seven seconds off his time to ensure the invite to nationals.
In the mile run, Fuller ran a season-best 4:02.79 at the Husky Classic and will look to run close to a sub-four minute time to qualify.
On the women's side, pole vaulters Christen Botteron and Rachel Fisher will head to the Washington Final Qualifier to try and improve their marks.
Botteron and Fisher are currently both ranked 14th in the nation with vaults of 4.22m (13-10.00).
The top 16 athletes in each event qualify for the National Championships.