Joseph Hovey | Posted: 11 Feb 2023 | Updated: 1 Mar 2023

Track and field bound for MPSF Championship meet

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Annalise Hart warms up at the 2022 MPSF Indoor Track and Field Championships.

PROVO, Utah — With just three weeks to go before indoor nationals, BYU men's and women's track and field will compete in its final Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships Feb. 17-18 at The Podium in Spokane, Washington. 

The women's distance medley relay team will compete at the Arkansas Qualifier at the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas Feb. 17 at 2:13 p.m. CST on SEC Network+. Meanwhile, men's distance medley relay will race at Notre Dame's Alex Wilson Invitational at the Loftus Sports Center in South Bend, Indiana on Feb. 18 at 12 p.m. EST. 

Meet Information

MPSF Indoor Track and Field | Men's Teams
Cal State Fullerton
Long Beach State
UC Riverside


MPSF Indoor Track and Field | Women's Teams
Cal State Fullerton
Long Beach State
San Francisco
UC Davis
UC Irvine
UC Riverside

Indoor Conference Championship History

BYU men's and women's track and field owns a proud tradition of indoor conference title dominance. In 2022, both programs swept their team conference crowns for the 18th time and first since 2011. 

This season the No. 23-ranked BYU women seek their first back-to-back team conference titles since 2010-2011. Women's track and field won a record 11-consecutive team championships between 1995 and 2005. The women took home nine individual or squad titles last season; their most since 2009. Women's track and field has claimed 157 all-time individual conference titles dating back to 1991.

A season ago, the BYU men won nine individual indoor titles for just the second time in program history and first since 2005. The Cougars have totaled 220 individual indoor titles since 1969. Men's track and field has also won 30 team indoor titles since 1970 and are seeking their fourth consecutive in 2023. The Cougars won a record 12 straight between 1990 and 2001. 

2022 MPSF Individual Champions (BYU)
Name Event
Halley Folsom Walker, Brilee Pontius, Annalise Hart & Brinn Jensen W 4x400m
Megan Hunter W 800m
Jessica Thompson W SP
Adaobi Tabugbo W 60m & 60m Hurdles
Taye Raymond W LJ
Sable Lohmeier El-Bakri W WT
Halley Folsom Walker Pentathlon
Cailee Faulkner W PV
Cortez Ruiz, Colten Yardley, Spencer Carlile & Jace Jensen M 4x400m
Joey Nokes M 3000m
Danny Bryant M SP
Dallin Vorkink Heptathlon
Dallin Draper M 60m &  200m
Brandon Garnica, Kenneth Rooks, Cortez Ruiz & Joey Nokes M DMR
Zach McWhorter M PV
Zach Erikson M 5000m

National Rankings

Several BYU athletes improved their national qualifying position at meets in Boston and Lubbock, Texas Feb. 10-11. 

Aubrey Frentheway set a women's 5,000-meters personal best at 15:32.82 in Boston and is now ranked sixth nationally having eclipsed runners from Colorado, Northern Arizona and Arkansas. 

Cierra Tidwell-Allphin's personal-best tying clearance in the women's high jump on Saturday was enough to set her at No. 8 nationally, surpassing Nyalaam Jok of Minnesota and Daniella Anglin of South Dakota. 

Eli Hazlett, Trey Jackson, Spencer Carlile and Joshua Taylor combined to set a school record in the men's 4x400-meter relay at Texas Tech's Jarvis Scott Open on Saturday. At 3:05.73, the Cougars jumped to 16th nationally and now rank ahead of squads from Florida State, Texas and LSU. 

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