Arrhenius Second In Shot Put, Cougars in Fourth
DES MOINES, Iowa -- After three days of competition at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, the No. 10 BYU men’s track team is in fourth place after picking up eight more points on the day.
BYU has totaled 25.50 points, trailing the leader Florida State with 29.00 overall points. The Cougars have one more opportunity to score with Junior Miles Batty running in the 1,500-meter finals tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. MT. The Championships will be aired live on CBS beginning at 11 a.m. MT.
Senior Leif Arrhenius scored all eight points for the Cougars with a second place finish in the shot put. Arrhenius hit a best mark of 19.37m (63-06.75). With the finish, Arrhenius picks up his second All-American honor of the meet after finishing second in the discus throw on Wednesday.
“He did incredible for us,” head coach Mark Robison said. “It was an amazing throw and he really competed down to the end. To score 16 points at Nationals is pretty tough to do.”
Also finishing his senior campaign is Trevor Heiner, competing in the high jump. He cleared 2.10m (6-10.75) for a 21st place-finish.
The NCAA Championships continue tomorrow and will be televised live on CBS beginning at 11 a.m. MT. The meet is scheduled to conclude at approximately 1 p.m. MT with the 4x400 relay.
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Along with CBS’ coverage of the meet, fans can stream the event live on www.ncaa.com
The USTFCCCA recognized 27 BYU men's track and field athletes with All-Academic honors on July 13.