A successful 2014 Robison Invitational concluded on a rainy Saturday afternoon at the Clarence F. Robison Track and Field Complex.
"It was an amazing meet,” BYU coach Ed Eyestone said. “This was the best meet of the year for us. We had regional marks improve and some athletes hit regional marks for the first time.”
Despite the rain, several Cougars turned in quality marks on the track and in the field on Saturday.
Kaylee Packham (59.72) and Allysa Hansen (58.83) were 2-3 in the women's 400-meter hurdles and qualified for regionals. Other top women's finishers for BYU were Arlene Gowar (24.38) and Kassie Jensen (24.51), who were third and fifth in the 200m, and Cherilyn Bunker (127-8.25), who won javelin.
Jospeh Stull won the men's hammer (176-5.25), with teammate Craid Merkley second (173-0.5). The 4x100m relay team (Kyle Turner, Jamaal Williams, Tyler Sorensen, Fan Fan Charles) was second (41.91).
Some of the later events in the meet were called off due to the weather.
For UVU, Michael McPherson led the men's team by taking second in both the 200 meters (20.78) and the long jump (23-2.25) while Ali Shields led the women's team, finishing third in the triple jump (37-6.75) and 100m hurdles (15-02) and fourth the long jump (18-9.5).
For the men, Scott Moake was third in the high jump (6-5.25), McKay Burnett was third in hammer (164-6) and eighth in shot put (45-9.50) and Mike Keith was third in the 400m (49.76).
For the wome, Same Sweat won the 400m (57.35), with teammates Corrie Lamoreaux (58.70) and Taylor Gomez (59.43) second and third. Sydney Bricker (12.55) and Samantha Reeves(12.60) went 4-5 in the 100m and Gately Garnett was ffith in the 100m hurdles (15.44).