Tuesday, May 18, 2010


This past weekend were the Mountain West Conference Track and Field Championships in Albuquerque, and Rich's parents helped get me to the meet this year. (Thank you so much!) It was well worth the trip. Plus, it was my first time in New Mexico. Add another one to my list of states visited!

The steeplechase was on Friday, and it was the first race of the meet. It would have been nice to compete early, except the wind was blowing about 30 mph all day. Still, despite less than ideal conditions, Rich was able to take first place! Two years ago at the MWC Championships he got third, last year second, and this year first. He now has a medal from this meet in every color!

About to win the race

Rich and teammate Ryan Merriman, finishing one right after the other. I think this is such as cool shot. These two really had to work together with the wind.

Look at the BYU on that stand. 1st - Rich, 2nd - Merriman, 4th - Reagan Frey, 6th - Josh Adams.

The steeplechasers and Coach Eyestone

Right after the race, and my hair is going crazy in the wind

Both the BYU men's and women's teams won the team title (not really a surprise). Here's some pictures of the celebration.

The winners

Rich, Merriman, and Jon Kotter (he medaled in the 10K) with the team trophy

Overall, an awesome weekend for BYU and for Mr. Nelson. Next up, the West Regional meet with this year's ridiculous format for going to nationals. We'll keep you posted!


  1. Geez Shara...Rich really is an amazing runner. I love to hear about how he keeps winning and winning.

  2. Awesome race Rich! Glad you got to be there Shara. I love that picture of Ryan and Rich giving the high-5. It's as cool as the the Regional finish picture from last year.

  3. Uncle Rich Rocks the Steeplechase! Great job, and I love the post Shara!