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lgarnett | Posted: 11 Jan 2014 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Baxter wins 60m and 300m at BYU Invitational


PROVO, Utah---The women’s team secured five more first place finishes Saturday at the BYU Invitational, with freshman Lauren Baxter dominating the 60m and 300m.

"I felt good about my performances," Baxter said. "I felt like it was a good start to the season, it was my first meet, it was a good experience and I'm excited for the rest of indoor season."

In the mile race, Andrea Nelson Harrison led a pack of six Cougars across the line, finishing in first with a time of 5:04.50. She was followed by Jennica Redd who finished in 5:06.59 and Erika Reddish with a time of 5:08.50.

In addition to Baxter winning the 60m race with a time of 7.71, Katherine Jensen finished behind her in second place at 7.74.

“Baxter won two events and that was very nice for her,” head coach Ed Eyestone said. “As a freshman she was a two time champion for us today and I was very pleased with her performance.”

The women clinched the 4x400m win when Angela Shields brought the team up from second to first in the final leg of the race. The team consisted of Sara Wilson, Allysa Hansen and Andee Shelton with a time of 3:53.50.

Chloe Richardson won the triple jump competition with an 11.57m (37-11.5) jump.

The Cougars will travel next to Albuquerque to compete in the New Mexico Invitational on Jan. 18. 

Full results from the weekend can be found here


lgarnett | Posted: 9 Jan 2014 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

2014 Indoor Season Preview


The women’s track and field team is kicking off indoor season with its home meet at BYU this weekend.

This is the first season the women’s team will be under the direction of new head coach Ed Eyestone.

“We're optimistic about the women's program and looking to qualify as many for regionals and nationals as possible,” Eyestone said. “I know Andrea Harrison will be doing some heavy lifting for us. We are looking to see some great things from her."

Harrison was a stand-out athlete throughout the 2013 cross country season, repeatedly earning first place for BYU and leading the team.

Throughout indoor season the team will frequent the Air Force Invitational twice as well as the Washington Invitational twice. The Air Force Invitationals have great facilities for sprinters and jumpers, while the Washington Invitationals historically benefit the distance runners.

Indoor season will consist of eight meets and invitationals before the MPSF championships and the NCAA Indoor Championships.  The meet at BYU will take place at the Smith Fieldhouse at the indoor track on Jan. 10 and 11. 

Performances are anticipated from hurdler and sprinter Alyssa Hansen, sophomore pole vaulter and hurdler Anginae Monteverde, thrower Martha Shepard, and penthathlete and jumper Elizabeth Wilson.

"This meet is a nice rust-buster,” Eyestone said. “It's important because it sets the tone for who will travel. This meet will go a long way in telling us who are top athletes are. We should learn a lot about our team this weekend." 

The BYU home invitational is the only home indoor meet of the season.