NCAA – All Guts Little Glory

NCAA Track & Field InvitationalLos Angeles, Ca – The life of long distance runners on the track and field stage. At this year Trojan Invitational the 3000 meter Steeplechase was ran on Friday night before few family and friends. Running seven and half laps with a water pit and few more obstacles to jump. These hard nose competitors fought hard with little to none fan fair.

BYU 3000m Steeplechase Winner Jennica Reed.
BYU 3000m Steeplechase Winner Jennica Reed

In the first race with five women competitors looking take the finish line first. BYU Senior Jennica Redd took control of the race earlier and finished with an impressive earlier season time of 10:31.12. Redd was a good 30 seconds faster than her time last year at Mt. Sac Relays. Coming in for a strong second place showing was the host Trojan Kira Soderstrom with a finishing time of 10:47.62 that is PR (Personal Record).

Women 3000 M Steeplechase

  1. Reed, Jennica                 BYU       10:31.12
  2. Soderstrom, Kira USC       10:47.62
  3. Rohner, Bryn BYU       11:02.92
  4. Martinez, Montana Hawaii  11:26.99
  5. Tong, Jenna USC       11:38.05
Mens Winner James Tracy after his last obstacle charging to the finish.
Mens Winner James Tracy after his last obstacle charging to the finish.

The Men 3000 m steeplechase was like a long distance practice for BYU. All four runners for the race were all from BYU. All being teammates make you have to dig deep and find away to get your competitive juices flowing. BYU James Tracy had enough guts today a strong PR win 8:53.16 finishing twenty seconds ahead of the field. Tracy finished today beat his previous best from 2014 Stanford Invitational. Travis Fuller who was trying to push Tracy most of the race finished 9:13.12 time for second.

Men 3000M Steeplechase

  1. James Tracy BYU       8:53.16
  2. Travis Fuller BYU       9:13.12
  3. Rory Linkletter BYU       9:15.95
  4. Nicholas Plumb BYU 9:28.38


Saturday will be day two of the Trojan Invitational with a full slate of races with high school, collegiate, and few pros gearing up for what could be a great Track & Field season.