BYU/UVU briefs for Friday

2014-04-29T17:06:00Z 2014-05-01T22:50:08Z BYU/UVU briefs for Friday Daily Herald
April 29, 2014 5:06 pm

Local Colleges

Norris sets school record

Sophomore distance runner Trac Norris led the UVU track teams on Thursday by breaking the school record in the 1-mile run at the BYU Cougar Invitational.

Norris not only set a new school record in the race with an altitude adjusted time of 4:04.40 (second place) and also qualified for the NCAA regionals in the 1500-meter run with the blazing adjusted time of 3:46.29. 

UVU won six individual events. For the men, Michael McPherson won the 200 meters (21.22) and long jump (23-7.5), Chris Browers took the 3,000m steeplechase (9:54.53) and Mike Keith won the 400m (49.02). For the women, Alisha Graham won the women's 800m (2:14.25) and Sam Sweet won the 400m (57.42). 

"We had some solid performances, which included a number of personal bests in nearly every event." UVU head coach Scott Houle said. "Today's meet was a good tune-up for us and I'm pleased with how well our kids competed."

Other top three finishers for UVU were Kyler Sprague (second, 110m hurdles, 14.89; third, 400m hurdles, 52.36), Jacob Peterson (third, 110m hurdles, 15.01), Sydney Bricker (second 400m, 58.59; third, 200m, 25.22), Corrie Lamoreaux (3rd, 400m, 59.18), Taylor Gomez (3rd, 800m, 2:19.38), Nelson Orton (second 3000m steeplechase, 11.00.29), Lauren Hicks (second, long jump, 17-11; third, triple jump, 38-6.25), Ali Shields (third, long jump, 17-9), Bryce Richards (second, triple jump, 43-8.75), Caitlyn Woodward (third javelin, 116-6.5) and McKay Burnett (third, hammer, 169-9).

Cougars do well at own Invitational: At Provo, the Cougar track teams met several goals at the BYU Cougar Invitational on Thursday.

“Good things happen at home,” BYU coach Ed Eyestone said. “My gut feeling is that both Chase’s and Evan’s time will get them qualified for the regionals. Dakoda John had a great outing on the high-jump and Korey Smith improved a half second in the 400 hurdles as well”

Chase Horrocks finished the mile in 4:08.51 and Evan Argyle finished in 4:09.34. After converting to the 1,500 meter, Horrocks posted a 3:45.58 (45th in the west region) and Argyle had a 3:46.33 (55th). John jumped a season-high 7 feet, 2.25 inches, passing teammate Zachary Blackham for 10th in the West Region and tied for 14th in the nation. Smith posted a 50.85 in the 400m hurdles to move up to seventh in the west region and 11th nationally. Angela Shield’s mark of 59.67 in the 400m is tied for 31st regionally. BYU’s 4x100 men’s team posted their top mark of the year with a 41.13.

Sargeant earns academic honor: For the second straight year, BYU junior Francis Sargeant has been named to the 2013-14 WCC men's tennis All-Academic team. Sargeant, a sociology major, has a 3.30 GPA while leading BYU with a 28-11 record, including 17-6 at the No. 1 singles slot in dual match play.For the second straight year, BYU junior has been named to the 2013-14 WCC men's tennis All-Academic team. Sargeant, a sociology major, has a 3.30 GPA while leading BYU with a 28-11 record, including 17-6 at the No. 1 singles slot in dual match play.

New football video coordinator receives award: New BYU Football Video and Technology Coordinator, Errol Seaver, has been selected by the Collegiate Sports Video Association as the 2013-2014 Sun Belt Video Coordinator of the Year. Seaver played a vital role in expanding the University of South Alabama’s football brand through the media, and will now be considered a finalist for the prestigious Bob Matey National Video Coordinator of the Year award, which will be announced later this month.

“It’s an honor to receive this award,” Seaver said. “It’s humbling to be recognized by those people in our field who know exactly what we do.”

At South Alabama, Seaver oversaw over $350,000 in upgrades to video equipment and software for the football program that just made the jump to the FBS level last season. Seaver offered great appreciation and thanks for the administration and coaching staff of South Alabama for trusting in him to create a new video room for the football program.

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