BYU takes nine individuals and one relay to NCAAs
PROVO, Utah – Nine individuals and one relay team will represent BYU track and field at the NCAA Championships this week at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.
Shaquille Walker (800 meters) and Jason Witt (10,000m) highlight the men's entries, with both achieving a No. 1 national ranking in their respective events at some point during the season. Spencer Gardner will join Witt in the 10,000m. Steve Flint rounds out the men's distance qualifiers, having earned a spot in the 3000m Steeplechase.
Pole vaulter Braydon Bringhurst is the lone men's field athlete who will participate at the championships. Mark Carlson qualified for the 400 hurdles to become BYU's only sprint/hurdles individual entrant.
The BYU men's 4x400 team, which broke a 44-year-old school record with a time of 3:03.82 at the West Preliminary, will also compete at the championships. The team consists of Mario Harper, Sean Adams, Jesse White and Shaquille Walker.
Three women's athletes qualified for the final rounds of the championships. Shea Martinez and Kelsey Brown-Gilbert qualified for the 800m. Martinez ran at the championships last year and finished 17th overall. Anginae Monteverde qualified for the pole vault final, making her the only female field entrant for BYU.
The meet runs from June 10-13 and each event will be broadcast on ESPN's family of networks. Specific channel and time information can be found at ncaa.com. The complete schedule for the events can also be found at ncaa.com, and below is a schedule of BYU athletes' events:
Wednesday, June 10
|4:00 (PDT)||Braydon Bringhurst||Pole Vault (Final)|
|4:38||Steve Flint||3000 Steeplechase (Semifinal)|
|5:54||Shaquille Walker||800m (Semifinal)|
|6:10||Mark Carlson||400H (Semifinal)|
|6:43||Jason Witt, Spencer Gardner||10,000m (Final)|
|7:28||Harper, Adams, White, Walker||4x400m (Semifinal)|
Thursday, June 11
|4:45||Anginae Monteverde||Pole Vault (Final)|
|5:44||Shea Martinez, Kelsey Brown-Gilbert||800m (Semifinal)|
Friday, June 12
|4:57||Steve Flint*||3000 Steeplechase (Final)|
|5:50||Shaquille Walker*||800m (Final)|
|6:00||Mark Carlson*||400H (Final)|
|6:50||Harper*, Adams*, White*, Walker*||4x400m (Final)|
Saturday, June 13
|3:20||Shea Martinez*, Kelsey Brown-Gilbert*||800m (Final)|
* --If qualified
The USTFCCCA recognized 27 BYU men's track and field athletes with All-Academic honors on July 13.