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BYU, Utah shine at MWC track meet

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ALBUQUERQUE — Mindy Robins, Phillip Bettis and Brett Birkeland scored the first points for the BYU women's and men's track teams at the MWC Outdoor Championships Thursday afternoon with the conclusion of the multi-events competition.

Robins entered the conference meet with no mark in the heptathlon this season, and left with 4816 points and a third place finish. Second place finishes in the 100m hurdles (14.42), 200m dash (25.20) and long jump (5.52m) put Robins in a position to score significant points for the women's team.

Utah Sophomore Brianna LeRoy took fifth. In the first event of the day, LeRoy turned in the fourth-best long jump at 17-4.75 to earn 643 points in the heptathlon standings. LeRoy took the sixth position in the javelin with a throw of 93-4 to take 447 points. In the 800-meter run, LeRoy took 575 points with the ninth spot at a time of 2:39.79.

BIG SKY: At Ogden, Weber State's Andy Heaton scored three team points finishing sixth with a career best 6,602 points in the decathlon. He finished second in the pole vault with a season best jump of 14-07.25.

Michaela North (4,911) from Weber State took fifth in the heptathlon. North won the first event of the day with a leap of 18-11.50 in the long jump, the placed sixth in the javelin and fifth in the 800 meters.

WAC: At Ruston, La., Utah State junior Philip Noble finished second in the decathlon. Noble collected first-team all-WAC accolades and was joined on the podium by sophomore teammate Jon Goble, who finished sixth and earned second-team all-WAC honors.