Trevor Jones | Posted: 3 Feb 2023 | Updated: 24 Feb 2023

Cougars spread out at Texas Tech, Boston University

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Brilee Pontius

PROVO, Utah – BYU women’s and men’s track and field will spread out this weekend with athletes in Lubbock, Texas and Boston, Massachusetts as they travel to the Jarvis Scott Open at Texas Tech and David Hemery Valentine Invitational at Boston University Feb. 10-11.

Meet Information

Jarvis Scott Open

  • Host: Texas Tech
  • Schedule (*all times CST)
    • Friday’s events begin with the women’s weight throw at 3:00 p.m. and conclude with the men 5,000-meter at 9:45 p.m.
    • Saturday’s events begin with the women’s shot put at 10:00 a.m. and conclude with the men’s 4x400-meter relay at 4:00 p.m.
  • Live Results
  • ESPN+ Live Stream (Friday) – begins at 3:00 p.m.
  • ESPN+ Live Stream (Saturday) – begins at 10:00 a.m.
  • Further Information
  • Tickets are available for purchase here

David Hemery Valentine Invitational (Distance Runners Only)

  • Host: Boston University
  • Schedule (*all times EST)
    • Friday's events begin with the women's 5,000-meter at 10:00 a.m. and conclude with another round of the women's 5,000-meter at 9:35 p.m.
    • Saturday's events begin with the men's 5,000-meter at 9:00 a.m. and conclude with another round of the men's 5,000-meter at 8:30 p.m.
  • Live Results
  • FloTrack Live Stream ($)
  • Further Information
  • Tickets may be purchased at the door for $10

National Rankings

The women's team has nine athletes ranked in the top-25 for individual events. Two relay teams – distance medley and 4x400m – are nationally-ranked as well.

Women's distance runners Taylor Rohatinsky, Annalise Hart, Alena Ellsworth and Sadie Sargent are No. 8 in the women's distance medley relay for their 10:57.60 performance at the Razorback Invitational on Jan. 28.

Riley Chamberlain is currently No. 10 in the country in the mile after her 4:33.14 time in Arkansas, good for No. 4 in school history. Cierra Tidwell Allphin posted a mark of 1.84m/6-0.5 at BYU's second home indoor meet to place herself at No. 10 in the high jump.

The No. 21 men's team also currently boasts nine athletes ranked in top-25 among individual events and another four in the 4x400m relay.

Caleb Witsken and Casey Clinger lead all Cougars at No. 4 in the nation in their respective events. Witsken's pole vault clearance of 5.66m/18-6.75 at BYU's second home meet on Jan. 14 earned him the placement. Clinger is among six ranked Cougar distance runners. He is coming off a school-record, 7:43.96 time in the 3,000-meters to jump ahead of Ed Eyestone's 38 year-old record at the Razorback Invitational in Arkansas last month.

Distance athlete Sebastian Fernandez currently holds No. 7 in the nation among 800-meters runners after surpassing current BYU assistant Ryan Waite's No. 4 all-time program record to become third in BYU history at 1:47.63 on Jan. 28 in Arkansas.

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