Track and Field at Texas Relays, Stanford Invitational starting Wednesday
PROVO, Utah — BYU men's and women's track and field looks to divide and conquer as it sets out for meets at Texas and Stanford March 29-April 1.
95th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays presented by Truist
- Wednesday, March 29-Saturday, April 1
- Venue: Mike A. Myers Track and Soccer Stadium | Austin, Texas
- Wednesday decathlon events begin at 11 a.m. CDT
- Thursday's action begins at 10 a.m. with the conclusion of the decathlon and continue at 1:30 p.m. (women's pole vault) and 4:15 (women's javelin section B)
- Friday events begin at 9:35 a.m. and run through 6 p.m.
- Saturday events begin at 11 a.m. and run through 5 p.m.
- BYU's 2023 trip to Texas Relays serves as a primer for the upcoming NCAA outdoor Track and Field Championships at Myers Stadium June 7-10.
- Live Results
- Longhorn Network (all times CDT)
- Friday, March 31-Saturday, April 1
- Venue: Cobb Track and Angell Field | Stanford, California
- BYU's Friday events begin at 11:30 a.m. and run through 10:40 p.m.
- BYU's Saturday events begin at 2 p.m. and run through 4:15.
- Live Results
- Live Stream
Through just two weeks of outdoor competition, BYU boasts five field athletes ranked in the top-10 nationally for their respective events.
High jumper Cierra Tidwell Allphin cleared a nation-leading 1.85m/6-0.75 at the Aztec Invitational on March 25. The junior’s new personal-best places her in firm NCAA Regional qualifying position ahead of jumpers from Jacksonville, Penn State and Arizona.
The Cougars’ javelin throwers are already making their mark on the young season as well. After not competing in 2022, Cameron Bates returned to the field for BYU on March 18 at the Cardinal Classic and jumped atop the national leaderboard with a throw of 74.90m/245-9. LSU’s Tzuriel Pedigo (74.54m/244-7) and Navy’s Braden Presser (73.08m/239-9) fill out the top-3.
Defending women’s javelin champion Ashton Riner-Lunt ranks 10th nationally after a Cardinal Classic throw of 52.89m/173-6.
While winter’s grip has thus far prevented BYU’s pole vaulters from practicing outdoors, Caleb Witsken and Cailee Faulkner have picked up right where they left off during indoor season. Witsken cleared 5.45m/17-10.5 in San Diego and now ranks No. 5 nationally, ahead of Texas Tech’s Logan Fraley and just shy of South Alabama’s Kyle Rademeyer. Faulkner’s first vault of the season was enough to tie for seventh nationally with Washington’s Sara Borton.
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