Utah Division I Male Athletes Conclude NCAA Track & Field Championships

first_img Written by Brad James June 8, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah Division I Male Athletes Conclude NCAA Track & Field Championships FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailEUGENE, Ore.-Friday at Hayward Field, the NCAA men’s track and field championships drew to a conclusion and while the Georgia Bulldogs emerged as national champions for the first time in program history, several Utah-based athletes excelled as well on the final day of competition.The Utah State men placed a respectable 18th overall in the standings, tied with Big Ten Conference athletic powerhouse Penn State with 15 points. The BYU men also showed well, placing 40th overall with 7 points.In the men’s 3000-meter steeplechase, BYU’s Matt Owens and Clayson Shumway placed sixth and seventh, respectively in the final standings in this event.Several Cougars male athletes also fared well in the 5000-meter run Friday with Rory Linkletter placing 8th overall in this event. BYU’s Clayton Young placed 12th and Connor McMillan rounded out the event finishing in 24th place.The women will exclusively compete Saturday to conclude the NCAA championship meet with Utah’s Grayson Murphy and Utah State’s Cierra Simmons both in prime position to contend for a national title in the 3000-meter steeplechase. Tags: BYU Cougars/Cierra Simmons/Clayson Shumway/Clayton Young/Connor McMillan/Georgia Bulldogs/Grayson Murphy/Matt Owens/NCAA Championships/Rory Linkletter/Utah State Aggieslast_img

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