April 30, 2014
Schedule of Events | Live Results
OREM, Utah - The Utah Valley University track & field teams will head to Provo for the second time in as many weeks for Thursday's BYU Cougar Invitational. The one-day meet will begin at noon at BYU's Clarence F. Robison Track & Field Complex.
The men's hammer throw will mark the first event of the meet at noon while the running events will get going at 1:30 p.m. with the women's 3000-meter steeplechase. The Invitational is expected to conclude around 4:30 p.m. following the running of the men's 4x400m relay. For a full schedule of events visit RunnerCard.com. You can also follow live results throughout the meet by Clicking Here.
The BYU Cougar Invite will feature student-athletes from UVU, BYU, Utah, and Weber State.
The Wolverines will enter Thursday's competition after a solid showing at the BYU Robison Invitational last weekend despite the meet being cut short on Saturday due to wet weather in Provo.
Senior Ali Shields had a big weekend for the women's team last week as she placed third in both the triple jump (11.45m or 37'-06.75") and the 100m hurdles (15.02) as well as fourth in the long jump with a personal record of 5.73m or 18'-09.50". Her leap in the long jump is also good enough for tops in the WAC this season. Shields was rewarded for her successful performance last weekend by the WAC on Tuesday, as she was named the league's female field Athlete of the Week.
Behind Shields' big outing, sophomore Sam Sweet also had a strong meet for the Wolverine women last week as she won the women's 400m dash with a time of 57.35 seconds. Junior Michael McPherson, sophomore Mike Keith and senior Marcus Pratt led the way for the men's team by taking second in the long jump (7.07m or 23'-02.25"), third in the 400m (49.76) and seventh in the pole vault (4.75m or 15'07", respectively.
Thursday's meet will mark the second to last tune-up of the season for the Wolverines prior to hosting the 2014 WAC Outdoor Championships, May 14-17, at the Hal Wing Track & Field. Prior to hosting the WAC Championships, UVU will close its regular season finale at Weber State on May 7.