Women's track achieves great results at College Station
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – BYU women’s track and field team placed fifth out of 11 teams in the Texas A&M Team Invitational this weekend.
Coach Eyestone said that when battling some of the best athletes from the SEC and the Big 12, it’s a great result.
“It’s still a very early meet but this was a good learning experience. We occasionally travel to places like Texas A&M just to get the experience of going against national caliber completion,” said Eyestone.
Both the women’s and men’s distance medley relay teams placed first with a time of 11:44.06 and 9:45.18.
“It was nice for both the women’s and the men’s DMR to represent; they had very solid legs in all their runners,” said Eyestone. “Anytime you open the meet with a strong really that kind of sets the pace fro things.”
Shae Collinsworth placed second in the 800 meters with a time of 2:04.52.
“With that time she should end up punching her ticket into the NCAA indoor meet. It will hold up as one of the fastest times in the country so that should get her into the national meet, so that was exciting,” said Eyestone.
Andrea Stapleton placed second in the high jump with a new PR of 1.76 meters.
“She’s continuing to do very well. She’s a freshman but she’s fearless with her attitude and not intimidated by the older competitors that she competes against and I think she’s going to continue to improve as well,” said Eyestone.
Alyssa Monteverde-Dalton placed fifth overall in the 60 meter hurdles. Eyestone said that making it in the top eight out of the SEC and Big 12 competitors was a nice performance for her.
Overall, Eyestone thought it was great opportunity and big time experience for the athletes to be part of before the opportunity comes to participate in the national meet.
“We scored as well as we did and at such an early meet you’re more concerned about giving your athletes a good experience than you are trying to load up trying to win the meet. I think a lot of other teams have that same philosophy but its still nice for scoring third and fifth,” said Eyestone.
Next weekend the team will be traveling to Colorado to compete in the Air Force Invitational.
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