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BYU track: Cougars take second at Air Force Academy

By Lorie Garnett

For the Deseret News

Published: Saturday, Jan. 25 2014 8:56 p.m. MST

Rachel Fisher headlined the women's competition Saturday with an exceptional performance in the pole vault for the Cougars on the road at the 24th Annual Air Force Invitational.

Fisher cleared an impressive height of 4.20m. This mark is only 0.06m, less than two and a half inches, away from Fisher’s career best height.

“The meet has been very good and the kids have performed well,” sprints and hurdles coach Mark Robison said. “This is a really good place for field events and for sprints."

After a grueling three day meet including a full pentathlon, BYU was able to earn second place at one of the few scored meets during its indoor season. Beginning Thursday, Elizabeth Wilson earned third place in the pentathlon, closely followed by teammate Alyssa Monteverde. Monteverde also claimed fourth place in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.59. Arlene Gowar, a junior from South Africa, scored fourth place in the 60m sprint with a time of 7.67, as well as third place in the 200m with a time of 24.79. BYU won the mile relay with a time of 3:49.53, which was one of the highlights of the weekend.

The Cougars will return to the Academy for another meet on Feb. 14. BYU will compete next in Seattle at the Washington Invitational on Jan. 31.

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