Track Prepares for Week Four
PROVO -- Entering midseason the BYU track teams look to continue their regional and national success this Friday and Saturday at the Bronco Invitational and UW Invitational.
The Cougars, who currently own 10 top 10 individual national rankings will be competing this weekend in two separate meets including the Bronco Invitational in Nampa, Idaho and the UW Invitational in Seattle.
“This is going to be another great opportunity for our team,” said BYU women’s track and field head coach Craig Poole. “We’re going to try and get more national qualifying marks and gain valuable experience.”
Both the men’s and women’s teams have already earned five NCAA provisional qualifying marks. Amy Menlove ranks No. 1 in the nation in the pentathlon and Bob Low ranks No. 2 in the nation in the pole vault.
Menlove, Low and the Cougars will face strong competition this weekend at the UW Invitational with a field that includes Arkansas, Cal, Cal St. Northridge, Colorado, Hawai'i, Long Beach State, New Mexico State, Oral Roberts, Oregon, Portland, Portland State, San Francisco, SMU, Stanford, UC Davis, UC Santa Barbara, UCLA, USC and the Washington.
"This is our second hardest meet this season," said BYU men's track and field head coach Mark Robison. "The distance competition will be incredible for our team and really give us a great opportunity to improve our marks before conference.”
The UW Invitational will begin Friday at 3:00 p.m. PST with the women’s pentathlon. The Bronco Invitational will begin Friday at 6:00 p.m. MST with the men’s pole vault. Final results for both meets can be found on trackshark.com.
The USTFCCCA recognized 27 BYU men's track and field athletes with All-Academic honors on July 13.