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Joseph Hovey | Posted: 31 Mar 2023 | Updated: 14 Apr 2023
Joseph Hovey

Women's distance records three top-10 times in 5k at Stanford

Aubrey Frentheway competes at the 2021 NCAA West Preliminary.
Jenna Hutchins No. 3 all-time at BYU in the women's outdoor 5000m. Lexy Halladay-Lowry No. 6 all-time at BYU in the women's outdoor 5000m. Aubrey Frentheway No. 7 all-time at BYU in the women's outdoor 5000m.

PROVO, Utah — Jenna Hutchins, Lexy Halladay-Lowry and Aubrey Frentheway each recorded program top-10 times in the 5,000-meters as they highlighted performances from BYU women’s track and field athletes at both the Texas Relays and Stanford Invitational on Friday.

Stanford Invitational

Cobb Track and Angell Field | Palo Alto, California

BYU runners filled three of the top-10 spots in Section One of the 5000, with Hutchins leading the way in fourth at 15:35.73. The freshman from Johnson City, Tennessee snagged fourth over Iowa State’s Cailie Logue (15:36.40) and surpassed Erica Birk-Jarvis (2019) for No. 3 all-time at BYU.

Halladay-Lowry crossed over a second in front of Oregon State’s Kaylee Mitchell, taking seventh at 15:47.16 to rank No. 6 all-time at BYU. Frentheway took ninth and set a personal-best 15:48.56 while moving to the Cougars’ seventh-fastest ever in the event. The senior from Cheyenne, Wyoming crossed the finish with a nine-second lead over 10th-place finisher Tori Herman of No. 15 Kentucky.

Claire Seymour, Riley Chamberlain and Sadie Sargent each recorded top-5 finishes in their respective 1,500-meter sections. Seymour clocked a personal-best 4:16.12 to come in fourth in Section One while the freshman Chamberlain ran 4:18.31 to win Section Two. Sargent claimed Section Two's fourth spot at 4:20.41.

Each of the four BYU women competing in Section Two of the 3,000-meter steeplechase recorded personal bests. Madi Moffitt shaved nearly nine seconds off her previous best to take fourth at 10:15.68. Allie Warner clipped off just under 16 seconds to come in sixth at 10:15.89. Lizzie Dildine and Destiny Everett took seventh and 13th, respectively, with personal records of their own.

Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays

Mike A. Myers Track and Soccer Stadium | Austin, Texas

After weeks of training in Provo’s winter confines, defending women’s javelin national champion Ashton Riner-Lunt got back on the field and threw 51.87-meters/170-2 to take eighth on Friday.

Adaobi Tabugbo, Marianne Barber, Jaslyn Gardner and Annalise Hart teamed-up to clock 45.37 in the opening round of the 4x100-meter relay. The Cougars took 18th but did finish 0.14 seconds ahead of a Purdue squad that entered the weekend ranked 10th nationally. Tabugbo and Hart were part of the women’s 4x100 school record team a season ago as they clocked 44.63 at the Desert Heat Classic in Tucson, Arizona.

Tabugbo ran in the 100-meter hurdles’ first round as well. The junior from Laurel, Maryland faced a difficult field of competition including Leah Phillips and Alia Armstrong of No. 1 LSU as well as Howard’s Darci Khan. Tabugbo finished 21st at 13.52.

BYU wraps up the weekend’s competition with events beginning at Texas Relays on Saturday at 11 a.m. CDT and at Stanford at 2:15 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. 
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  • 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.