Brenna Porter goes to clear her final hurdle in her record-breaking performance in the 400m hurdles at the 2019 BYU Invitational. Two days later, Porter ran the eighth-fastest outdoor 400m in BYU history at the Oxy Invitational.
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LOS ANGELES – All-American Brenna Porter earned the No. 8 outdoor 400m time in BYU history as No. 3/12 BYU track and field wrapped up the regular season at the Oxy Invitational on Saturday.
“Brenna had a great race in the 400m to earn another spot on the BYU record board,” BYU head coach Ed Eyestone said. “It was a good final meet to get a few more hopeful qualifiers heading into the regional meet. It’s now just the waiting game to find out who made it, but I think we positioned ourselves nicely.”
Two days after breaking the school record in the 400m hurdles at the BYU Invitational, Porter ran the eighth-fastest outdoor 400m in BYU history. The senior clocked 54.50 in the final meet of the regular season to move up the school record board. Porter is No. 2 in the indoor 400m with a career-best 53.90.
Ellie Heiden-Quackenbush and Karina Haymore also ran the women’s 400m and won their respective heats. Heiden-Quackenbush finished with a time of 54.84 while Haymore ran a career-best 55.20.
Jesus Serrano and Scott Mecham both earned potential qualifying times for the NCAA West Prelims in the 400m hurdles. Serrano ran a personal-best 52.20 while Mecham earned a season-best 52.25. The hurdlers need to be amongst the top 48 400m hurdlers in the West to qualify. The NCAA will release qualifiers for each region next week.
“It was a good final meet to get a few more hopeful qualifiers heading into the regional meet.”
BYU coach Ed Eyestone
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