PROVO, Utah — The BYU men's track team officially kicked off its season Thursday at the Smith Fieldhouse, starting with the men's heptathlon. Through four events, Utah Valley University's Michael McPherson (unattached) leads the way with 2,941 points.
"We had a good day today, about what we expected," head coach Mark Robison said. "We'll get to see a lot more tomorrow and find out where we stand as a team and how we'll be able to compete this season."
BYU's Joshua Weirich is in second place after day one of the heptathlon, scoring 2,839 points. Fellow Cougars Chase Dalton and Isaac Robison are third and fourth, respectively, with scores of 2,783 and 2,556.
The men and women's discus finals were also held Thursday. Winston Wilkinson and Clinton Prestwich threw unattached and placed fourth and fifth, respectively. Wilkinson threw 146-11.75 feet, while Prestwich threw 139-01.25 feet.
On the women's side, BYU sophomore Brianna French threw 145-07.25 feet and earned second place. Freshman Meaghan Heffelfinger threw 125-10.25 feet and finished in sixth.
The BYU Invitational continues through Friday and wraps up Saturday morning. Visit the event page for more information, including event times.
- Dick Harmon: Presence of injured stars looms...
- Brad Rock: This is where conference switch...
- BYU-Memphis an 'intriguing' bowl matchup
- Tyler Haws scores 24 as BYU holds off Stanford
- Gordon Hayward happy to be moving on with...
- Sunday morning QB: Stars and stats from No....
- Wyoming transfer Jason Thompson makes Utah...
- BYU coach Shawn Olmstead provided calming...
- BYU football: Cougars in talks with... 62
- Big winner: Utes hit jackpot early and... 52
- BYU defensive back transferring to Utah... 51
- Hamson and Gray step up big to get BYU... 45
- Dick Harmon: How a simple decision in... 34
- Ute football team has boots on the... 33
- Ranking the biggest bowl games in... 28
- Brad Rock: This is where conference... 26