West Preliminary concludes
AUSTIN, Texas – Miles Batty and the men's 4x400 meter relay team qualified for the NCAA Outdoor National Championships on Saturday, the final day of the West Preliminary Round.
Batty finished second in the 1,500 meter run with a time of 3:45.88. The 4x400 meter relay team posted the second-best time in school history at 3:06.21 while finishing eighth overall.
With the preliminary round in the book, eight members of the men's track team qualified for five individual events and one relay. One the women's side, three athletes qualified for three individual events.
BYU men headed to NCAA Nationals
- Alden Bahr - 10,000 meters
- Miles Batty - 1,500 meters
- Chris Carter - 400 meter hurdles
- Ryan Waite - 800 meters
- Jared Ward - 10,000 meters
- Jason Hinds, Shaquille Walker, Cade Lindahl, Chris Carter - 4x400 meter relay
BYU women headed to NCAA Nationals
- Thursday's results
- Friday's results
- Complete results from NCAA Track and Field West Preliminary Round
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Men's Results - Saturday
|Miles Batty||1500m||2nd, 3:45.88||Qualified for Nationals|
|Tylor Thatcher||5000m||41st, 15:06.47||Did not advance|
|Rex Shields||5000m||47th, 15:27.77||Did not advance|
|Jason Hinds||4x400m Relay||8th, 3:06.21||Qualified for Nationals|
|Shaquille Walker||4x400m Relay||8th, 3:06.21||Qualified for Nationals|
|Cade Lindahl||4x400m Relay||8th, 3:06.21||Qualified for Nationals|
|Chris Carter||4x400m Relay||8th, 3:06.21||Qualified for Nationals|
|Dakoda John||High Jump||28th, 6-09.75||Did not advance|
|Russell Nielson||High Jump||NH||Did not advance|
|Adam Hine||High Jump||NH||Did not advance|
|Victor Weirich||Pole Vault||22nd, 17-02.75||Did not advance|
|Braydon Bringhurst||Pole Vault||41st, 16-02.75||Did not advance|
Women's Results - Saturday
|Candace Eddy||1500m||21st, 4:32.55||Did not advance|
|Michaelanne Laurent||5000m||28th, 17:10.36||Did not advance|
BYU Track Heads to NCAA West Regionals
PROVO, Utah—The BYU men’s and women’s track and field teams will compete at the NCAA West preliminary round this weekend in Austin, Texas, for bids to the NCAA outdoor championships.
Austin and Jacksonville, Fla., are hosting the two regionals this weekend. To qualify for the national meet in Des Moines, Iowa, athletes and relay teams need to finish in the top 12 in their events.
The Cougars will send 16 women and 27 men to Austin to compete against some of the best competiton in the nation.
The meet begins today, with the first round of the men’s 400m hurdles, and continues through Saturday. A full schedule of events can be found at TexasSports.com. Live results are also available at TexasSports.com.
Below are the list of BYU athletes who will be competing in the respective events this weekend. Results will be available upon completion of the meet.
|3000m Steeplechase||Curtis Carr|
|400m Hurdles||Chris Carter|
|High Jump||Russell Nielson|
|Pole Vault||Victor Weirich|
|Triple Jump||Kyle Mills|
|Shot Put||Colby Barber|
|3000m Steeplechase||Katy Andrews|
|Lisa Marie Drury|
|100m Hurdles||Fatima Dedrickson|
|High Jump||Diana Blauer|
|Pole Vault||Christen Botteron-Gunther|