Forty-five BYU athletes qualified for the 2017 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field West Preliminaries on May 25-27, in Austin, Texas.
The Cougars boast a strong showing in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in both men’s and women’s competition, with five and three qualifiers, respectively. Clayson Shumway and Daniel Carney rank in the top 10 in the West, while Jacob Heslington, Mitchell Briggs and Porter Reddish will also compete.
Three female steeplechase athletes are nationally ranked with Kristi Rush at No. 6, Erica Birk at No. 7 and Courtney Wayment at No. 12.
Tatenda Tsumba sits at No. 11 in the 100m and No. 19 in the 200m. Clayton Young and Rory Linkletter qualified in the 10,000m, 1,500m and 5,000m events. Young holds a No. 3 seed in the 10,000m. In addition, four other Cougars qualified in the 1,500m: Chase Horrocks (No. 12), Jacob Heslington (No. 41), Talem Franco (No. 45) and Kramer Morton (No. 48).
On the women’s side, Shea Collinsworth currently holds the third-fastest time in the 800m in the West. Brenna Porter qualified at No. 9 in the 400-meter hurdles.
Live stats and streaming will be available on the team’s schedule page.
800m: Shea Collinsworth (No. 3)
1,500m: Shea Collinsworth (No. 12), Whittni Orton (No. 20), Erica Birk (No. 28), Heidi Fuhriman (No. 48)
5,000m: Laura Young (No. 35)
10,000m Laura Young (No. 28), Alice Jensen (No. 40), Yesenia Silva (No. 43)
400m hurdles: Brenna Porter (No. 9)
3,000m steeplechase: Kristi Rush (No. 3), Erica Birk (No. 4), Courtney Wayment (No. 6)
High jump: Andrea Stapleton (No. 10), Lindsay Yetter (No. 16), Ellyana Long (No. 38)
Pole vault: Nicole Naatjes (No. 38), Kylee Trageser (No. 48)
Triple jump: Chloe Hadley (No. 34), ShyAndrea Jackson (No. 37)
Discus: Sadie Nielson (No. 30)
Hammer: Siale Vaitohi (No. 31)
Javelin: Payge Cuthbertson (No. 32)
Heptathlon: Lindsay Yetter (No. 43), Halley Folsom (No. 44)
100m: Tatenda Tsumba (No 11)
200m: Tatenda Tsumba (No. 19), Clark Brown (No. 37)
1,500m: Chase Horrocks (No. 12), Rory Linkletter (No. 28), Jacob Heslington (No. 41), Clayton Young (No. 41), Talem Franco (No. 45), Kramer Morton (No. 48)
5,000m: Clayton Young (No. 21), Rory Linkletter (No. 24)
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10,000m: Clayton Young (No. 3), Rory Linkletter (No. 12), Jonathan Harper (No. 16)
400m hurdles: Korey Smith (No. 12), Scott Mecham (No. 13), Max Scheible (No. 24)
3,000m steeplechase: Clayson Shumway (No. 7), Daniel Carney (No. 8), Jacob Heslington (No. 19), Mitchell Briggs (No. 20), Porter Reddish (No. 45)
Pole vault: Jameson Shirley (No. 15)
Triple jump: Ricky Fantroy Jr. (No. 43)
Shot put: Zachary Stetler (No. 18), Dennis Christensen (No. 44)
Javelin: Jacob Barnes (No. 30), Kraymer Eppich (No. 33)
Decathlon: Jackson Walker (No. 14), Kevin Nielsen (No. 17)