DMR earns First Team All-American honors, Seymour advances to 800 final
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — No. 17 BYU women’s track and field collected six more All-American honors in its opening day of competition at the 2023 NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Albuquerque Convention Center.
Taylor Rohatinsky, Annalise Hart, Alena Ellsworth and Sadie Sargent combined to clock 11:03.55 and finish seventh in the distance medley relay. With a seventh-place finish the Cougars garnered First Team All-American honors for the fifth time in seven seasons. At 11:03.55, BYU finished ahead of NC State, Kentucky, Duke, Oregon and Washington. The Cougars finished just behind Georgetown (11:02.41) and Oklahoma State (11:02.57).
Aubrey Frentheway ran 16:38.77 to take 12th in the 5,000-meters and record her first-career indoor All-American honor, this a Second Team citation.
Claire Seymour took care of business in the 800-meter semifinal with a fourth-place qualifying finish at 2:02.92. Seymour, the top returning 800 runner from 2022 indoor nationals, will compete for a national title in tomorrow’s final at 4:30 p.m. MST. The senior from Modesto, California finished national runner-up a season ago.
Cailee Faulkner and Riley Chamberlain competed in the pole vault and mile, respectively, on Friday. Faulkner took home Honorable Mention All-American status while Chamberlain’s honors will be determined following Saturday’s mile final.
The BYU women compete in three events on Saturday beginning with Cierra Tidwell Allphin in the high jump at 1 p.m. MST on ESPN+.
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