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Brigham Young University

Clarence F. Robison Track and Field Complex

1600 N. Canyon Road Provo UT 84604

Joseph Hovey | Posted: 19 Apr 2023 | Updated: 2 May 2023
Joseph Hovey

Robison Invitational opens with multi events

Maddy Eaton competes for BYU track and field at the Cougars' February 2023 indoor home meet.

PROVO, Utah — No. 6/No. 11 BYU men’s and women’s track and field opened the annual Clarence Robison Invitational with multi events on Wednesday afternoon at the Robison Track and Field Complex.

Zoey Bonds, Maddy Eaton, Eva Chenn, Meredith Boggess and Tori Lord each competed in the heptathlon on Wednesday with Bonds as BYU’s leader through four events. The freshman from Las Vegas, Nevada fought through a brisk spring wind to clock 14.25 and finish second in the 100-meter hurdles. Bonds went on to tie for third in the high jump with a clearance of 1.63-meters/5-4.25 and totaled 2,948 points on the day.

Eaton sits in fifth with 2,762 points following Wednesday’s events. The freshman from Highland, Utah cleared 1.54m/5-0.75 in the high jump and tossed 8.44m/27-8.25 in the shot put before boosting her score to close the day with a second-place finish in the 200-meters at 25.12.

Dallin Vorkink completed the first half of the decathlon as the lone competitor for the BYU men on Wednesday, highlighted by a first-place shot put finish at 13.48m/44-2.75. He took third in both the high jump (1.86m/6-1.25) and 400-meters (52.80) while recording a 6.59m/21-7.5 in the long jump and 11.43 time in the 100-meter dash.

Thus far, Vorkink stands at second with 3,551 points.

Multi events resume on Thursday with the decathlon 110-meter hurdles and heptathlon long jump at 12 p.m. MDT.  


Trevor Jones | Posted: 17 Apr 2023 | Updated: 30 Apr 2023
Trevor Jones

Cougars to host Robison Invitational April 19-22

Lexy Halladay Lowry during Steeplechase run

PROVO, Utah - No. 6/11 BYU men’s and women’s track and field is set to play host for the first time this outdoor season with the Robison Invitational at the Clarence F. Robison Track and Field Complex on Wednesday through Saturday.

Meet Information

  • Dates: April 19-22
    • Wednesday women's events begin at 12:00 p.m. MDT, men's at 12:15.
    • Thursday men's and women's events begin at 12:00 p.m.
    • Friday men's events begin at 11:00 a.m. and women's at 1:00 p.m. 
    • Saturday women's events begin at 10:00 a.m. and men's at 11:00.
  • Live Results
  • No live stream will be available. Stay tuned to BYU track and field social media platforms for updates as results become available.
  • Tickets: $6.00 online or at the ticket booth Friday and Saturday starting at 9:00 a.m.
  • Parking will be available in the lots directly south or west of LaVell Edwards Stadium.

Alumni Event

A special alumni event will take place Saturday, April 22 as alumni are invited to join current BYU coaches for a meal and senior recognitions following the conclusion of the meet at approximately 4:30 p.m. MDT.

Alumni can click here to RSVP.

Nationally-Ranked Cougars

Claire Seymour and Kenneth Rooks lead the way among 10 Cougars ranked in the nation's top-10 so far this season. Last Friday, Seymour clocked a school-record time of 2:00.04 in the 800-meters at the Bryan Clay Invitational. She broke Julie Jenkins' 1987 school record of 2:00.50, jumping from No. 5 to No. 1 all-time at BYU. The time kept her on pace at second nationally among mid-distance runners.

Rooks recently improved on his season-best in the steeplechase at last Thursday's Bryan Clay Invitational, leading all 132 runners in the event after blazing across the line at 8:31.83 to remain No. 2 in the nation. The runner-up was nearly nine seconds behind.

Top-10 BYU Athletes

Event Name National Ranking Time/Mark Date, Meet Achieved
W 800m Claire Seymour No. 2 2:00.04 April 14, Bryan Clay Invitational
M 3,000 S Kenneth Rooks No. 2 8:31.83 April 13, Bryan Clay Invitational
W HJ Cierra Tidwell Allphin No. 3 1.88m/6-2 April 15, Mt. SAC Relays
M JT Cameron Bates No. 5 76.07m/249-7 April 1, Texas Relays
W 3,000 S Lexy Halladay-Lowry No. 5 9:49.95 April 13, Bryan Clay Invitational
Decathlon Ben Barton No. 7 7,699 points March 30, Texas Relays
W 5,000m Jenna Hutchins No. 7 15:35.73 March 31, Stanford Invitational
M 10,000m Casey Clinger No. 8 28:01.67 April 13, Bryan Clay Invitational
M DT Dallin Shurts No. 8 62.21m/204-1 March 31, Texas Relays
M 10,000m Creed Thompson No. 9 28:04.15 April 13, Bryan Clay Invitational