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University of Texas at Austin

Mike A. Myers Track and Soccer Stadium

707 Clyde Littlefield Drive Austin TX 78712

Joseph Hovey | Posted: 30 Mar 2023 | Updated: 8 Apr 2023
Joseph Hovey

BYU women open busy track and field weekend in Austin

Jessica Thompson sets to throw the javelin at the 2022 NCAA West Preliminary.

AUSTIN, Texas — BYU women’s track and field opened its weekend at the 95th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays with three events at Mike A. Myers Stadium on Thursday.

Jessica Thompson recorded her best toss of the day on her last attempt, going 45.58-meters/149-6  to finish sixth in Section B of the women’s javelin throw. Thompson finished in the top half of the section, ahead of Akron’s Laurel Bristow (45.34m/148-9) and Shaniya Holley (45.19m/148-3) of Auburn.

Rebekah Ross cleared 3.85m/12-7.5 to take 10th amid a talented field of pole vaulters. Ross finished ahead of top-20 ranked Hayley Horvath of Virginia Tech, while also facing the nation’s fourth-ranked vaulter in Cal’s Amari Turner.

Kathryn Bingham competed in the Cougars’ lone track event of the day, taking 45th in the 400-meter hurdles at 1:04.02.

The track and field weekend kicks into high gear on Friday with relays starting off the day in Austin at 9:35 a.m. CDT and distance runners beginning a big day at the Stanford Invitational at 12:40 p.m. PDT.


Joseph Hovey | Posted: 25 Mar 2023 | Updated: 8 Apr 2023
Joseph Hovey

Track and Field at Texas Relays, Stanford Invitational starting Wednesday

Adaobi Tabugbo competes in the women's 4x100-meter at the 2022 NCAA West Preliminary

PROVO, Utah — BYU men's and women's track and field looks to divide and conquer as it sets out for meets at Texas and Stanford March 29-April 1. 

95th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays presented by Truist

  • Wednesday, March 29-Saturday, April 1
  • Venue: Mike A. Myers Track and Soccer Stadium | Austin, Texas
  • Wednesday decathlon events begin at 11 a.m. CDT
  • Thursday's action begins at 10 a.m. with the conclusion of the decathlon and continue at 1:30 p.m. (women's pole vault) and 4:15 (women's javelin section B)
  • Friday events begin at 9:35 a.m. and run through 6 p.m.
  • Saturday events begin at 11 a.m. and run through 5 p.m.
  • BYU's 2023 trip to Texas Relays serves as a primer for the upcoming NCAA outdoor Track and Field Championships at Myers Stadium June 7-10. 
  • Tickets
  • Live Results
  • Longhorn Network (all times CDT) 

Stanford Invitational 

  • Friday, March 31-Saturday, April 1
  • Venue: Cobb Track and Angell Field | Stanford, California
  • BYU's Friday events begin at 11:30 a.m. and run through 10:40 p.m.
  • BYU's Saturday events begin at 2 p.m. and run through 4:15. 
  • Live Results
  • Live Stream

National Rankings

Through just two weeks of outdoor competition, BYU boasts five field athletes ranked in the top-10 nationally for their respective events.

High jumper Cierra Tidwell Allphin cleared a nation-leading 1.85m/6-0.75 at the Aztec Invitational on March 25. The junior’s new personal-best places her in firm NCAA Regional qualifying position ahead of jumpers from Jacksonville, Penn State and Arizona.

The Cougars’ javelin throwers are already making their mark on the young season as well. After not competing in 2022, Cameron Bates returned to the field for BYU on March 18 at the Cardinal Classic and jumped atop the national leaderboard with a throw of 74.90m/245-9. LSU’s Tzuriel Pedigo (74.54m/244-7) and Navy’s Braden Presser (73.08m/239-9) fill out the top-3.

Defending women’s javelin champion Ashton Riner-Lunt ranks 10th nationally after a Cardinal Classic throw of 52.89m/173-6.

While winter’s grip has thus far prevented BYU’s pole vaulters from practicing outdoors, Caleb Witsken and Cailee Faulkner have picked up right where they left off during indoor season. Witsken cleared 5.45m/17-10.5 in San Diego and now ranks No. 5 nationally, ahead of Texas Tech’s Logan Fraley and just shy of South Alabama’s Kyle Rademeyer. Faulkner’s first vault of the season was enough to tie for seventh nationally with Washington’s Sara Borton.