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Kyle Chilton | Posted: 29 May 2010 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Kyle Chilton

McClurkin and Robinson Qualify for Nationals


AUSTIN -- Mindy McClurkin and Ada Robinson qualified for nationals on Saturday as BYU women’s track and field concluded competition at the NCAA West Preliminary. Six Cougars earned NCAA Championship qualifying marks during the three-day preliminary.

“We did some very good things today,” women’s head coach Craig Poole said. “Mindy ran a fine race and we’re proud of Ada for qualifying. Leli (Fotu) did a great job in the hammer and improved on her ranking. All in all we’re pleased with our efforts this weekend and look forward to nationals.”

McClurkin placed eighth in the 200 meters with a time of 23.60 to claim one of 12 spots from the west that advanced to the NCAA Championships. She qualified in the long jump on Friday with the second-best mark in the West Preliminary.

Robinson took 12th in the long jump with a height of 1.74 meters (5-8.5). Three Cougars qualified for nationals in field events.

Other Cougars competing on Saturday included Madara Dzalbe (42nd) in the triple jump and the 4x100 meter relay team (15th) that included Fatima Makakala, Porshe Giddings, Amy Otis and McClurkin.

The NCAA National Championships will be held June 9-12 in Eugene, Ore.

See the list below for the athlete’s marks from Saturday and a list of the BYU’s 2010 NCAA Championship qualifiers. CLICK HERE for complete results.

CLICK HERE to review Friday’s action.

CLICK HERE to review Thursday’s action.

Saturday's Results


Rank Name Event Mark

8 Mindy McClurkin* 200m 23.60Q

42 Madara Dzalbe Triple Jump 11.69m 38-04.25

15 Brigham Young 4x100 Relay 45.19

12 Ada Robinson* High Jump 1.78mq 5-10.00

14 Diana Blauer High Jump 1.74m 5-08.50

14 Ashley Dziendziel High Jump 1.74m 5-08.50

14 Tipaleli Fotu Hammer 56.84m 186-06

34 Nicole Nielsen 5000m 17:35.56

*Qualified for NCAA National Championships in Eugene, Ore.

BYU Women's Track and Field 2010 NCAA Championship Qualifiers

Rank Name Event Mark

1 Nachelle Stewart 800m 2:04.26Q

5 Lacey Cramer 800m 2:05.32Q

11 Angela Wagner 800m 2:05.52q

2 Mindy McClurkin Long Jump 6.54mq 21-05.50

8 Mindy McClurkin 200m 23.60Q

4 Kari Clark Pole Vault 4.20mq 13-09.25

12 Ada Robinson High Jump 1.78mq 5-10.00


Kyle Chilton | Posted: 25 May 2010 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Kyle Chilton

Cougars Head to Texas for West Preliminary


PROVO -- BYU will travel to the campus of University of Texas in Austin for the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field West Preliminary that runs Thursday through Saturday. The men enter the preliminary at No. 11 in the nation while the women are No. 16.

The three-day event features the top 48 athletes and 24 relay teams in each event in the west region. The top 12 finishers in each event advance to the final NCAA meet in Eugene, Ore., June 9-12. The East Preliminary is held this weekend in Greensboro, N.C.

BYU is among the top programs in the country in terms of entries in the preliminaries. The men tied for fourth-most in the nation with 27 entries in 26 individual events and one relay. The women are tied for second-most with 28 entries in 27 individual events and one relay.

On the men’s side, nine athletes have 10 top 10 qualifying marks. Ryan Waite has the highest ranking on the team at No. 3 in the West in the 800m. Three other runners are in the top 10 in their respective events, including Brian Weirich (No. 7), Richard Nelson (No. 7) and Jonathan Kotter (No. 9).

Several field athletes have top 10 marks, including thrower Leif Arrhenius at No. 5 in both the shot put and the discus. Chris Reno and Sean Richardson are both top 10 in the javelin with Reno at No. 6 and Richardson at No. 9. Chris Little is No. 5 in the west in pole vault.

Six women are top 10 in the west, including Mindy McClurkin in the 200m (No. 8) and the long jump (No. 2). Lacey Cramer is the top qualifier in the west in the 800m and Angela Wagner is right behind at No. 2. Nachelle Stewart’s No. 5 ranking gives BYU three athletes in the top five in the 800m. Ada Robinson is the Cougars’ sixth top 10 qualifier with a No. 6 ranking in the high jump.

Follow the action online via the following links:

Live results

Watch Thursday’s Action

Watch Friday’s Action

Watch Saturday’s Action

Click on the links below for the complete list of qualifiers for the West Preliminary