Jenessa Mann | Posted: 28 May 2016 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Strong finish for BYU track and field at NCAA West Prelims

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LAWRENCE, Kansas – After a rainy weekend with many delays, BYU finished the 2016 NCAA West Preliminaries to have a total of 13 athletes competing in 10 events headed to Eugene, Oregon, to compete in the 2016 NCAA Championships.

“It was really a great couple of days. We saw that our athletes stepped up and if they didn’t make it they went down fighting hard and went down swinging,” BYU track and field head coach Ed Eyestone said. “This is what we train for all year long. The stakes are really high and sometimes people freeze up, but we were really calm and even though it was really intense I think we got the best performances out of everybody. I think it’s a testament to the hard work that the coaching staff puts in to get our athletes ready for this meet.”

During the second day of the preliminaries, Chase Horrocks and Rory Linkletter added to the list of athletes qualified for the championships. Horrocks qualified in the 1,500m with a time of 3:44.06. He finished ninth overall and the time is a new season best for Horrocks. Linkletter qualified in the 5,000m with a time of 14:16.05 and placed 12th overall.

The men’s 4x400m relay team also qualified Saturday, placing 11th overall. Eyestone said Tyrell Yardley, Max Sheible, Jesse White, and Shaquille Walker put in an excellent team effort in order to get the qualifying time.

For a full list of results and qualifiers see the chart below.   

The qualified athletes will head to Eugene, Oregon to compete in the championhips starting Wednesday, June 8, to Saturday, June 10. 

Day one recap. 

Day two recap. 


Yesenia Silva 10,000m 37:08.11 41st Did not qualify (DNQ)
Natalie Shields-Connolly 10,000m 37:26.43 42nd


Shea Martinez-Collinsworth 800m 2:04.82 1st 800m NCAA Quarterfinals (Thursday, June 9 6:14 p.m. MDT)
Lauren Ellsworth 800m 2:09.79 28th DNQ
Kensey Berry 800m 2:20.01 46th DNQ
Kaylee Packham 400m hurdles 1:01.55 41st  DNQ
Kristi Rush 3000m steeplechase 10:24.41 20th DNQ
Lauren Shubin 3000m steeplechase 10:52.39 37th DNQ
Erin Merkley High jump 1.71m 18th DNQ
Andrea Stapleton High jump 1.71m 22nd DNQ
Anginae Monteverde Pole vault 3.97m 23rd DNQ
Nicole Naatjes Pole vault 3.82m 36th DNQ
Sierra Hansen Pole vault 3.82m 39th DNQ
Kylee Trageser Pole vault 3.82m 44th DNQ
Ashleigh Warner 1500m  4:33.00 37th DNQ
Alyssa Monteverde-Dalton 100m hurdles 13.36 15th DNQ
Madison Pachner Discus 52.31 14th DNQ
Sadie Nielsen Discus 48.87 29th









Connor McMillan 10,000m 29:54.47 8th 10,000m NCAA Finals (Wednesday, June 8 7:00 p.m. MDT)
Jonathan Harper 10,000m 30:11.52 18th DNQ
Clayton Young 10,000m 30:45.53 33rd DNQ
Tatenda Tsumba 100m 10.48 21st DNQ
Jesse White  400m  46.52 11th 400m NCAA Semifinals (Wednesday, June 8 6:00 p.m MDT)
Tyrell Yardley 400m 48.60 44th DNQ
Shaquille Walker 800m 1:48.07 2nd 800m NCAA Semifinals (Wednesday, June 8 6:15 p.m. MDT)
Connor Ross 800m 1:49.79 21st DNQ
Max Scheible 400m hurdles 51.86 17th DNQ
Mark Carlson 400m hurdles 52.51 28th DNQ
Aaron Fletcher 3,000m steeplechase 8:46.58 8th 3,000m steeplechase NCAA Semifinals (Wednesday, June 8 5:00 p.m. MDT)
Tyler Crofts 3,000m steeplechase 9:14.34 32nd DNQ
Mitchell Briggs 3,000m steeplechase 9:22.90 41st DNQ
Tomi Adegoke  Long jump 6.73m 44th DNQ
Wyatt Warnick Javelin 65.21m 19th DNQ
Kraymer Eppich Javelin 58.59m 37th DNQ
Zachary Blackham High jump 2.16m 7th High jump NCAA Finals (Friday, June 10 5:00 p.m. MDT)
Chase Horrocks 1,500m 3:44.06 9th 1,500m NCAA Semifinals (Wednesday, June 8 4:45 p.m. MDT)
Marcus Dickson 1,500m 3:45.33 19th DNQ
Dillon Goodman 110m hurdles 14.43 35th DNQ
Tatenda Tsumba 200m 21.00 22nd DNQ
Jesse White 200m 21.27 33rd DNQ
Rory Linkletter 5,000m 14:16.05 12th 5,000m NCAA Finals (Friday, June 10 7:25 p.m. MDT)
Dylan Shawhan 5,000m 14:22.14 15th DNQ
Craig Merkley Discus 53.26m 25th DNQ
Jefferson Jarvis Shot Put 17.08m 37th DNQ
Jackson Walker Decathlon 7403 --- Decathlon NCAA Finals (Wednesday, June 8 12:00 p.m. MDT)
Dennis Christensen Shot Put 16.61m 43rd DNQ
Derek Lord, Tatenda Tsumba, Drew Tingey, Michael Abbott 4x100m Relay 40.42 18th DNQ
Tyrell Yardley, Mark Carlson, Jesse White, Shaquille Walker 4x400m Relay 3:05.79 11th 4x400m Relay NCAA Semifinals (Wednesday, June 8 7:45 p.m. MDT)

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