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Anonymous | Posted: 30 Apr 2011 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Penn Relays a Success for Cougars


PHILADELPHIA -- Several BYU relay teams competed at the annual and prestigious Penn Relays beginning on Thursday and finishing on Saturday, representing the program by finishing in the top five in each event.

Competing in the top division at the meet, the men’s distance medley relay team, including senior Brian Weirich, sophomore Cade Lindahl and juniors Justin Hedin and Miles Batty, finished in third place overall with a time of 9:38.60. Lindahl ran one of the fastest 400m splits in the competition, clocking a 46.40. Batty also notched one of the top mile splits at 4:01.34.

Hedin, Weirich and Batty added in senior James Heiner for the 4x800 and finished in fifth place with a time of 7:20.81.

The men’s 4x400m team qualified on Friday for the college finals with sophomore Sean Adams, juniors Steven Hart and Chris Carter and sophomore James Derek McAllister finishing in 3:14.26. In the finals on Saturday the team improved by nearly five seconds, finishing seventh in 3:09.56.

The same team (Adams, Hart, Carter, McAllister) also ran the 4x200 relay, finishing in 30th overall with a time of 1:28.75.

Head coach Patrick Shane and the women’s team began competition on Thursday with the distance medley relay, placing fifth in 11:07.22. Senior Porshe Giddings ran the second-fastest 400m split in the event, clocking in at 52.59. Competing alongside Giddings in the event were juniors Lacey Bleazard and Katie Palmer, along with senior Kari Hardt.

On Saturday the team of Bleazard, Palmer, Sarah Edwards and Nicole Clark competed in the 4x800m Championship of America, finishing fourth in 8:31.59. Palmer ran the fastest split of the group, completing her leg of the race in 2:03.35.

The lone individual to compete for BYU at the Penn Relays was Hardt. Hardt competed in the 3000m steeplechase on Thursday evening, finishing the event in seventh with a time of 10:28.77.

BYU track and field will continue the season next Wednesday as they host the BYU Twilight Meet at the Clarence Robison Track and Field Complex.


Anonymous | Posted: 27 Apr 2011 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Cougars Head to Penn Relays


PROVO, Utah -- As the 2011 NCAA track and field regular season nears a close, the BYU men’s and women’s track teams will send a small number of athletes to compete in the prestigious Penn Relays beginning on Thursday.

The men’s team will compete in four events as a team, all relays. Three of the four events will take place on Friday, starting with the 4x200m relay at 11:50 a.m. Following the 4x200m relay for the Cougars will be the distance medley relay at 2:00 p.m. and the 4x400m relay at 2:40 p.m.

On Saturday the men will compete in the 4x800m relay at 2:25 p.m. The Cougars also may be competing in the 4x200m and 4x400m relays on Saturday if they advance from the preliminary heats on Friday.

On the women’s side, head coach Patrick Shane will have the athletes competing in three events. First up for the women will be the distance medley relay on Thursday at 3:20 p.m. Also competing on Thursday will be senior Kari Hardt in the 3000m steeplechase at 6:00 p.m. Hardt is the lone BYU individual athlete competing at the Penn Relays.

The final race for the women will be the 4x800m relay on Saturday at 12:00 p.m. Each of the women’s races will be run in a ‘timed finals’ format, meaning no preliminary heats will be needed.

All times listed for BYU races are Mountain.

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