Track Teams Head to Mountain State Games
PROVO -- The BYU men's and women's track teams will travel to Pocatello, Idaho to compete for the second time this year as the indoor season begins to wind down.
For the men, this will be one of the last meets of the regular season as the team gets ready for the Mountain West Conference Championships in three weeks.
"For some of the athletes who are on the bubble as far as qualifying for conference, this is going to be a big meet," BYU men's head coach Mark Robison said. "This will be some of our people's last chance to qualify or they will have to change gears and start getting ready for outdoors."
Those who are trying to secure a spot will be working hard to improve their marks this week but others will be looking toward next week's competition.
"The Nebraska Invitational next week is the biggest regular season meet of the indoor season for us," Robison said. "But because the season is so short we are running out of chances to get qualifying marks and we need to step up and have a good showing at this weekend's meet."
The No. 22 women's team will be using the meet to give their athletes a chance to improve on their performances from previous weeks.
"We will mostly be trying to get more conference qualifiers this weekend," BYU women's head coach Craig Poole said. "We are working on trying to improve our individual performances on a weekly basis but we also hope to get some more national qualifiers at the meet, especially with our distance squad."
The meet begins on Friday and concludes Saturday afternoon.
The USTFCCCA recognized 27 BYU men's track and field athletes with All-Academic honors on July 13.