BYU's men's and women's teams were comfortably ahead after the first day of the Western Athletic Conference track and field championships.

The men had 97 points after six events to 57 for runner-up UTEP. Wyoming was third with 33. Utah was tied with Air Force for sixth place with 16.The women had an even greater advantage after their six events, totaling 108 points to 38 for runner-up San Diego State. Utah was sixth with 13 points.

The men won three of the six events, Dave Spence taking the 10,000 (30:48.10); Per Karlsson the hammer throw (219 feet, 10 inches); and James Waite the long jump (24-3).

The women were even more dominant. Angela Lee won the 10,000 (36:09.13); Nicole Birk the 3,000 (9:18.85); Hui-Chen-Lee the javelin (176.08); Kartsi Leppaluoto the shot put (49-101/2); and Anu Kaljurand the long jump (21-43/4).