BYU Athletic Communications

The BYU men’s track and field team moved up to No. 9 in the most recent U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) national rankings on Tuesday.

The Cougars moved up one spot after hosting the BYU Indoor Invitational earlier this month and winning the Air Force Team Challenge last week. This marks the highest in-season ranking the men’s team has received since being No. 8 in 2012.

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BYU currently has three athletes ranked in the top 30 in each of their respective events. All-American Clayton Young is the highest rated Cougar at No. 12 in the 3,000m, while Patrick Parker is No. 29 in the 800m and Raul Rios is No. 30 in the pole vault. The men’s team has a total of nine athletes who are nationally ranked in the top 50.

The BYU women’s team moved up eight spots to No. 42 in the nation. The Cougars have three athletes nationally ranked in the top 30. All-American Andrea Stapleton-Johnson leads the nation in the high jump after breaking her personal record last week. All-American Brenna Porter ranks No. 14 in the 800m, and Elise Romney is No. 29 in the pole vault.

The full USTFCCCA rankings can be found on