Joseph Hovey | Posted: 5 Jan 2023 | Updated: 21 Jan 2023

Track and field back in action at Smith Fieldhouse beginning Thursday

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Landon Maxfield in the blocks at BYU December 2022 home indoor meet.

PROVO, Utah — BYU men’s and women’s track and field will return to action in its second home meet of the indoor season on Jan. 12-14 at the Smith Fieldhouse.

Meet Information

*All times MST
  • Thursday, Jan. 12: events run from 11:45 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. beginning with pentathlon 60-meter hurdles.
  • Friday, Jan. 13: events run from 12:30 to 3:15 p.m. beginning with men's long jump.
  • Saturday, Jan. 14: events run from 10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. beginning with men's 60m hurdle prelims. 
  • This is a non-ticketed event. Admission is free of charge with public seating available on the west side of the Smith Fieldhouse. 
  • Teams competing include:
    • BYU
    • College of Southern Idaho
    • Idaho State
    • Salt Lake Community College
    • Southern Utah
    • Utah State
    • Utah Tech
    • Utah Valley
    • Weber State
    • Westminster
  • Live Results
  • Event Schedule

Last time out

BYU saw four new top-10 performances at its last home meet on Dec. 8-9. Sprinter Adaobi Tabugbo rose to No. 3 all-time at BYU in the women's 60-meter dash with a time of 7.44. Emma Johnson debuted on the women's 60m top-10 board with a fourth-place time of 7.58. 

Women's pole vaulter Rebekah Ross registered the program's sixth-highest indoor clearance at 4.21m/13-9.75. 

Sebastian Fernandez won the men's 800-meter with a resounding 1:48.84 finish. Fernandez now ranks No. 5 all-time at BYU in the indoor 800. 

Nationally ranked Cougars

Even with only two meets under their belt, the Cougars boast several athletes ranked in the top-10 nationally for their respective indoor event. 

Alena Ellsworth leads all Division I women with an 800m time of 2:06.40 set at the Boston Season Opener on Dec. 3. Meghan Hunter, Heather Hanson, Jacey Farmer and Taylor Rohatinsky all ran 800m times under 2:14.00 at the meet and give the Cougars five runners in the top-15. 

Hanson, Rohatinsky and Farmer are also featured in the top-10 for the women's mile. 

Rebekah Ross's aforementioned clearance ranks her No. 4 nationally. Dallin Vorkink stands at third in the heptathlon with a score of 5,457 in his first competition of the season at BYU's December home meet. 

Casey Clinger (5000m) and Kenneth Rooks (3000m) are ranked No. 6 and No. 7 respectively for their performances in Boston on Dec. 3. 




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