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BYU Track and Field Athletes Shine at U.S. Olympic Trials

Current and former members of the BYU track team are making waves at the U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon. Lexi Halladay-Lowry and Courtney Wayment have both qualified for the finals of the 3,000-meter steeplechase, competing alongside some of the country’s best athletes.

Halladay-Lowry, a current BYU track athlete, finished fourth in her heat with a time of 9:27.36, securing her spot as the fourth fastest qualifier. Wayment, a former Cougar, crossed the finish line in third place in her heat with a time of 9:29.66, earning her place in the finals as the eighth fastest qualifier.

In addition to Halladay-Lowry and Wayment, former BYU standout Whittni Morgan put on an impressive performance in the 5,000-meter finals, finishing fifth with a season-best time of 15:05.53. Current Cougar Cierra Tidwell-Allphin also represented BYU in the high jump trials, finishing ninth.

The BYU men also had a competitor on Monday with Riley Hunt in the 110-meter hurdles, finishing in 32nd place. The trials will take a two-day break before continuing on Thursday, where more BYU athletes, including Sebastian Fernandez, Dallin Shurts, and Casey Clinger, will be in action.

Stay tuned for more updates as BYU athletes continue to showcase their talents at the U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials.

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