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Charles and Lindahl with top-five finishes in New Mexico
PROVO, Utah – The No. 13 BYU men's track and field team wrapped up its trip to New Mexico with a couple of top-five finishes on day two of the Cherry & Silver Invitational on Saturday.
Fan Fan Charles finished in third place in the 60-meter dash in 6.77 seconds. The mark was just .02 seconds off of his personal record, which he set last week at the BYU Invitational.
"The highlights for us today were the 60 meters and the 400 meters," head coach Mark Robison said. "We saw some improvement in certain areas, but there were others where we are still hoping to make improvements. We'll get a chance at that next week."
In the 400-meter dash, Cade Lindahl placed fourth in 48.18 seconds. Lindahl also finished fourth in the 600 meters on Friday night.
Bejon Bryant, running in his first race as a Cougar, took seventh place in the 60-meter hurdles. He finished with a time of 8.40 seconds. In one of the final races of the day, James Tracy finished the 3,000-meter run in 8:45.08, good for ninth place.
In the shot put finals, Dennis Christensen threw 51-09.75 feet for a sixth-place finish. Freshman thrower Jacob Foutz set a personal record, throwing 49-05.00 feet and taking ninth.
The Cougars will split up next week, sending athletes to compete at the UW Invitational in Seattle and the Air Force Invitational in Colorado.
Full results for the men's events at the Cherry & Silver Invitational can be found here.
Click here for a recap of Day 1 at the Cherry & Silver Invitational.
No. 13 BYU heads to Cherry & Silver Invitational
PROVO, Utah – The No. 13 men's track and field team heads to Albuquerque, N.M., this weekend for the annual Cherry & Silver Invitational. The University of New Mexico will host the event.
"It'll be a good test for us," head coach Mark Robison said. "What we hope for each week is to have a marked improvement. Our expectations are that we will be better than we were this last week. We want to move up a little bit on the rankings list and compete better."
BYU will face some good competition at the meet, including No. 15 Stanford, Colorado State and California. The invitational will be the first meet away from Provo for several of BYU's freshman.
"We've got a lot of young guys and kids coming off missions that haven't done a lot in college," Robison said. "The meet we had last week was kind of an intermediate step for them. With this trip they'll have lots of good competition and it'll be a better test for us."
Among the Cougars to watch will be Fan Fan Charles and Braydon Bringhurst. In last week's BYU Invitational, Charles finished the 60-meter dash with a personal-best time of 6.75 seconds, grabbing second place. Bringhurst took the top place in the pole vault, clearing 17-00.75 and should challenge again this week for first place.
The men's events start Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. MST with the pole vault. More information about event times can be found at the event schedule page. Visit liverunningresults.com during the meet for live results.