Joseph Hovey | Posted: 6 May 2023 | Updated: 22 May 2023

Halladay-Lowry clocks program's second-best steeplechase time at Sound Running

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Lexy Halladay-Lowry competes at 2022 nationals.

LOS ANGELES — No. 12 BYU women’s track and field rolled up 10 personal records and three program top-10 marks in a fruitful evening of competition at the Sound Running Track Fest and Oxy Invitational on Saturday.

Sound Running Track Fest* | Walnut, California | Hilmer Lodge Stadium

*Results do not count toward NCAA qualification. 

Lexy Halladay-Lowry shot from sixth to second on the program’s 3,000-meter steeplechase top-10 board on Saturday night. The junior from Boise, Idaho clocked 9:42.12, shaving over seven seconds off her previous best, while finishing fifth. Only defending national champion and former teammate Courtney Wayment now stands in Halladay-Lowry’s way of the school record.

Sadie Sargent took 10th in the steeplechase with a personal-best 10:03.93. Halladay-Lowry and Sargent faced Wayment, now of On Running, in the race. Wayment took second at 9:24.39. Former Polish Olympian Alicja Konieczek was also among the professional runners on the track.

Aubrey Frentheway sheared nearly eight seconds off her previous best with a time of 15:40.99 in the 5,000-meters. The senior from Cheyenne, Wyoming now ranks No. 5 all-time at BYU having surpassed Whitney McDonald (2007). Frentheway finished 11th in the event while facing professional runners such as Lea Meyer and Erin Teschuk of New Balance. Both are former Olympians, with Meyer competing for Germany in 2020 and Teschuk for Canada in 2016.

Riley Chamberlain continued her breakout freshman campaign with a personal-best 4:13.07 and first-place finish in Section Three of the women’s 1,500-meters. With her performance on Saturday, Chamberlain debuts at No. 8 on the program’s 1,500m top-10 board.

Sophomore Carmen Alder took second at 4:14.94 and freshman Taylor Rohatinsky seventh at 4:29.56.

Claire Seymour finished off the night in the 800-meters and nearly broke her own school record. Seymour ran 2:00.81 to finish second only to 2016 Ugandan Olympian Halimah Nakaayi of Nike. Seymour beat several other professionals in the 800 including Aaliyah Miller of On along with Dani Jones and Addy Townsend of New Balance.

Oxy Invitational | Los Angeles, California | Bill Henry Track

Alissa Fielding, Jacey Farmer and Heather Hanson crossed the 1,500m finish in a convoy, taking second, third and fourth places, respectively. Fielding clocked 4:17.62 to register a personal best and move into regional qualifying position at 34th in the NCAA West, passing Emilie Girard of No. 4 Oregon.

Farmer improved her personal-best by nearly nine seconds with a time of 4:18.48. The freshman from San Diego, California also moved herself into regional qualifying position, passing Utah’s Erin Vringer for 41st.

Madi Moffitt, Meghan Hunter and Anastaysia Davis reached podium finishes at Oxy as well. Moffitt won the 5,000m at 16:31.72 and Hunter the 800m at 2:06.20 and Davis finished runner-up in the steeplechase with a personal-best 10:47.34.


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