The Thunderbirds were among four other schools added to the Maui on the Mainland regional round, a setup that will include its first trip to play the Cougars since 2007 and a road game at Pac-12 historical power UCLA.
Clayton Young and Conner Mantz finished sixth and seventh, respectively, in the 5,000-meter final, propelling BYU to an eighth-place finish on the final day of the NCAA men’s outdoor track and field championships Friday in Austin, Texas.
BYU will send 21 athletes to Austin after a stunning round at the NCAA West Preliminaries in Sacramento, California. That includes 15 men’s track and field spots, the third-most of any school in the country and narrowly behind Florida and Texas.
Not all stories are overnight successes. Not all basketball tales end with Hoosier-like glory, game-winning shots and magical NCAA Tournament runs. BYU assistant coach Nick Robinson has learned that the hard way.