BYU throwers post all-time marks at Bengal Invitational
POCATELLO, Idaho – BYU track and field’s Sierra Freeland, Sable Lohmeier El-Bakri and Gretchen Hoekstre each cracked the BYU Top 10 list in their respective events at the Bengal Invitational on Saturday.
Freeland matched her personal best of 15.51m/50-10.75 in the women’s shot put, set during this past indoor season, to rank No. 4 all-time on the school’s outdoor top 10 list. The senior now holds the No. 4 outdoor shot put and the No. 7 indoor shot put marks on the BYU Top 10 board.
After cracking the top 10 in the women’s hammer throw last week, Lohmeier El-Bakri tossed the sixth-best discus throw in program history with a mark of 52.04m/170-9. Hoekstre also earned a spot on the school’s all-time list with a throw of 51.75m/169-9, marking the ninth-best toss in BYU history.
Jesus Serrano clocked a 50.77 in the men’s 400m hurdles to beat his previous personal record by 1.28 seconds. His time currently ranks No. 18 nationally.
Jaslyn Gardner ran a 23.92 to win the women’s 200m while Andrew Stuart took second in the men’s 200m with a time of 22.08.
Lauryn Ford placed second in the women’s long jump with a season-best 5.75m/18-10.5 and Conner Kennedy took second in the men’s long jump with a distance of 7.23m/23-8.75.
The Cougars will return home to host the Robison Invitational. The meet will take place April 21-24 in Provo at the Clarence F. Robison Track and Field Complex.
The USTFCCCA recognized 27 BYU men's track and field athletes with All-Academic honors on July 13.