Tidwell Allphin takes top spot at Aztec Invitational
SAN DIEGO — Cierra Tidwell Allphin cleared a personal-best 1.85 meters/6-0.75 as she won the high jump and highlighted BYU women’s track and field’s showing at the Aztec Invitational at SDSU Sports Deck on Saturday.
“It was just insane how well Cierra was jumping today,” said BYU jumps coach Mark Robison. “She was just unbelievable.”
Tidwell Allphin’s clearance in San Diego marked the latest rung in her ascent up the BYU top-10 board. The junior from Gilbert, Arizona is now tied for fifth all-time at BYU with Jeana Bingham (2001). Tidwell Allphin’s win came over runner-up Grace Campbell of Arizona State and fellow 2022 Second Team All-American Daniella Anglin of South Dakota.
Heading into this weekend, Tidwell Allphin’s 1.85 would lead all women’s high jumpers nationally.
Maddie Lempka also competed in the high jump, tying for ninth while nearly surpassing her personal-best at 1.65m/5-5.
Despite being unable to practice outdoors in Provo, Cailee Faulkner and Rebekah Ross each recorded top-10 finishes in pole vault.
Faulkner cleared 4.17m/13-8.25 to tie for fourth with Washington’s Sara Borton. The sophomore from Mesa, Arizona also finished ahead of Cal’s Amari Turner; Turner entered the meet ranked third nationally. Ross came within a quarter inch of tying her personal-best with an eighth-place finish at 4.02m/13-2.25.
BYU jumps, throws, sprints and hurdles next head to the 95th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays in Austin, Texas March 29-April 1. Women’s distance will return to action March 31-April 1 at the Stanford Invitational.
Cougars travel to San Diego for Aztec Invitational
PROVO, Utah – After six combined event wins at Stanford last weekend, BYU men’s and women’s track and field heads to its second outdoor meet at the Aztec Invitational in San Diego, Calif. this Saturday.
- Host: San Diego State
- Location: SDSU Sports Deck
- Women’s events begin with the javelin throw at 9:00 a.m. PDT and conclude with the 200m at 4:00 p.m.
- Men’s events begin with the pole vault at 10:00 a.m. and conclude with the discus throw at 4:00 p.m.
- Live Results
- Tickets will be sold Friday and Saturday for $10.00 cash each day at the Ticket Office near the track entrance. Ages 12 and under are free.
- Parking is available in Parking Structure (PS) 7, located directly underneath the track.
- Additional Information
Last Time Out…
The men had four event wins last Saturday: the 400-meter hurdles, 3,000-meter steeplechase, javelin and discus throw. The Cougars also registered 11 top-three finishes in a day that saw numerous athletes debut in their outdoor collegiate careers.
Spencer Carlile led the way in the 400m hurdles among a field of 14 competitors as he crossed the line at 51.95. James Corrigan kicked off his first-ever outdoor competition with a time of 9:11.37 to finish atop the steeplechase, while Dallin Shurts placed first in the discus throw (58.61m/192-3) with a heave nearly 20 feet ahead of second-place. Cameron Bates claimed victor in the javelin with a 74.9m/245-9 mark.
The women posted three event wins, led by defending national champion Ashton Riner-Lunt. The senior tossed her way to a first-place finish with a 52.89m/173-6 mark. Jessica Thompson won the shot put with a throw of 15.26m/50-0.75 as distance runner Lizzie Dildine also took first in her event, finishing atop the 3,000m steeplechase (10:40.00).
Thompson added to a productive day by taking second in the javelin throw at 47.10m/154-6, while the Cougars racked up additional runner-up finishes in the 200-meters and 100-meter hurdles (Adaobi Tabugbo), the 800-meters (Meghan Hunter) and steeplechase (Destiny Everett).