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lgarnett | Posted: 18 Jan 2014 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Whaley scales the leader boards at Lobo Collegiate


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—Deezbaa Whaley led the women’s track and field team to success Saturday at the Lobo Collegiate Invitational.

“The weight throw was our best event today,” BYU throws coach Niklas Arrhenius said. “This is a personal record for Whaley and we know that she can throw even farther.”

Whaley’s mark of 18.62m was good enough to earn her third place on the BYU indoor top ten all-time leader board.

BYU dominated most of the events today, with five first place finishes. Allysa Hansen won the 600m race with a time of 1:34.23. Angela Shields was successful in the 400m race earning first place with a time of 57.29.

Freshman Shea Martinez ran her first race in her BYU uniform, and remains undefeated in her BYU career with her win in the 800m and a time of 2:09.29.

Rachel Fisher unsurprisingly won the pole vault with a mark of 4.00m (13’ 2”). Lauren Baxter continued her success from the BYU Invitational and took second place in the 200m with a time of 24.61.

“It was a nice outing overall for us,” BYU head coach Ed Eyestone said. “A good first weekend on the road.”

Full results can be found at DirectAthletics.com or at this link. 

The Cougars will be on the road again Jan. 24 at the Washington Invitational in Seattle. 

Watch Whaley's record breaking throw. 

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lgarnett | Posted: 16 Jan 2014 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

BYU to compete at Lobo Invitational


PROVO, Utah-- BYU women’s track and field will travel to Albuquerque, N.M., to compete in the Lobo Collegiate Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 18.

“I think it will be a good meet, we are taking a large group, and there will be some good competition,” head coach Ed Eyestone said. “This track is where the NCAA indoor meet will be held; it will be a nice opportunity for us to compete on a 200 meter track, the same track we will compete on at nationals.”

After winning the 60m and the 300m at the BYU Invitational, freshman Lauren Baxter is one of the athletes to watch on Saturday.

Alyssa Monteverde will be competing in her individual events this weekend rather than participating in the pentathlon. Meaghan Heffelfinger will be throwing at the Invitational after earning Top 10 status in the weight throw at the BYU Invitational, securing eighth place all-time at BYU.  

Performances are also anticipated from senior Sarah Yingling, freshman Shea Martinez and sophomore Rachel Stewart who will be running the 800m race. Yingling had outstanding performances in her distance races in 2013, and this will be her first competition of 2014. Martinez, a highly recruited freshman out of Utah, will be making her collegiate debut in Albuquerque. Stewart had an outstanding freshman year and cross country season.

Results will be published at DirectAthletics.com