The BYU track teams easily outdistanced the field in its annual Clarence Robison Invitational. The women scored 248 points with Utah State second at 106 and Idaho State had 103.
For the men, it was BYU 245 and Weber State 98 followed by Idaho State with 87. Utah state finished fifth with 58 points.BYU's Amy Palmer was a triple winner and Tiffany Lott a double winner for the Cougars.
Lott gained automatic qualification to the national NCAA meet in the heptathlon (5686 points) and she also posted a season best in the 100-meter hurdles (13.20), an NCAA provisional time.
Palmer won three events, the hammer (205-03), the shot put (56-10.25) and the discus (162-03.25). The team also won the 4x100 meter relay (46.22), Sharolyn Shields won the 1500-meters (4:34.80), Marsha Mark won the long jump (19-10.25), Tara Rohatinsky won the 3,000-meters (10:10.38), Treva Bryant was the 800-meter winner (2:08.47), Kara Ormond the 3000-meter steeplechase (11:01.86), and Marsha Mark was the javelin winner (153-05.75).
The USU women's team was led by its throwing duo of Erin Hartvigsen and Jessica Drake. They finished the discus and hammer competitions with 2-3 finishes.
Drake finished second in the discus with a throw of 153-09.75 and Hartvigsen finished third in the event with a toss of 149-00.25. In the hammer it was Hartvigsen with the second place finish (176-05.25) and Drake ending in third (172-08.50). Drake also finished second in the shot put with a throw of 47-09.25 at the meet.
Also for the USU women, Shelley Grupe was the only athlete to finish an event in first place. Her victory came in the 200 meters with a time of 24.72. In addition, Tricia Schmidt finished second in the triple jump with a leap of 38-09.25 and Shae Jones cleared 11-11.75 in the pole vault for the Aggies.
For the men, BYU's Kenneth Andam won both sprints for collegians and the triple jump (48-02.25). He had a time of (10.56) in the 100-meters and (21.34) in the 200-meters). Daniel Arrhenius won the discus (176-00.50).
The Aggie men's team had distance runner Shane Bingham meeting the provisional qualifying mark in the 1,500 meters. He ran the race with an altitude adjusted mark of 3:44.19, beating the qualifying mark of 3:45.50. His non-adjusted mark in the event was 3:48.44.
In addition to Bingham's performance, Scott Schaley finished first in the shot put with a throw of 57-06.50 and second in the discus with a toss of 172-07.75. Also, Matt Lamb ended the 400 meters in second place (47.54) and Nick Seedall finished third in the 400-meter hurdles (52.28).
BYU's 4x100 meter relay team won (40.41), Randy Himes won the 110-meter hurdles (14.23), Clayton Patch the 400-meter run (46.99), Matt Poulsen was the 5,000-meter winner (14.53.58).