trackfield-outdoor-men-d1 flag

Utah Valley Athletics | May 2, 2014

Norris sets Utah Valley mile mark

Trac Norris Utah Valley's Trac Norris set a school record Thursday for the mile run.

PROVO, Utah -- Sophomore distance runner Trac Norris broke Utah Valley's school record Thursday in the 1-mile run at the BYU Cougar Invitational.

Norris not only set a new school record in the race with an altitude adjusted time of 4:04.40 but he also qualified for the NCAA championship in the 1,500-meter run with the blazing adjusted time of 3:46.29. The Wolverine sophomore's time in the 1-mile run was also good enough for second place in the event.

Behind Norris' standout performance, UVU also won six individual events at the meet. Junior Michael McPherson led the way by taking home the 200-meter dash as well as the long jump, while sophomore Aisha Graham won the women's 800 meters, sophomore Chris Brower took the 3,000-meter steeplechase and fellow sophomores Mike Keith and Sam Sweet earned first-place finishes the men's and women's 400-meter dashes. McPherson won the 200 meters with a time of 21.22 seconds and the long jump with a mark of 7.20m or 23'-07.50" while Graham earned her 800 meter victory with a time of 2:14.25, Brower took his steeplechase in 9:54.53 and Keith and Sweet won their races with respective times of 49.02 and 57.42.

McPherson's 21.22 seconds in the 200-meter dash should also be good fast enough for an NCAA qualifying mark in the event as well.

"We had some solid performances, which included a number of personal bests in nearly every event." UVU head coach Scott Houlesaid said. "Today's meet was a good tune-up for us and I'm pleased with how well our kids competed."

7 bold predictions for the 2019-2020 wrestling season

There are no safe predictions in NCAA wrestling ÔÇö but they are still fun to make. Here are seven things we just might see happen in the 2019-20 season.

College wrestling: 7 breakout candidates who could become All-Americans this year

Of the forty athletes who ended their tournaments in the Blood Round last year, over 20 will return looking for their first All-American honor. These are the seven athletes from that group who will be particularly interesting to watch this year as they aim to wrestle their way back to the tournament and pick up the honor that they missed out on in 2019.

11 major college basketball decisions that will shape next season

Here are some major decisions in the past few weeks that will have a significant impact.

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from and our partners