Jan. 14, 2002
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
Wyoming senior triple jumper QuincyHowe provisionally qualified for the 2002 NCAA Indoor Track and FieldChampionships Saturday in the triple jump at the Kansas StateInvitational in Manhattan, Kan.
Howe, who earned All-American honors in 2001, won the triple jump bynearly six feet over the second-place finisher with a mark of 52-2. Healso placed third in the 60-meter hurdles in a time of 8.61.
As a team the Cowboys placed third out of four teams with 124 points.Kansas State won the men's team title with 175 points followed byEmporia State in second with 144. Oklahoma State placed fourth with 63points to round out the field.
Wyoming managed three other victories on the day in the 200-meter dash,shot put and 800-meter run. UW newcomer Collin Thomas, a transfer fromSouthwestern Christian College, won the 200-meter dash in a time of22.26 and junior Craig Suter, from Rock Springs, Wyo., took the shot putwith a throw of 54-6 3/4. Suter was the junior college nationalchampion in the shot last season while at North Idaho College. Juniortransfer Carlon Harrison, also from Southwestern Christian, won the800-meter run with a time of 1:55.12
"The men weren't very aggressive today," said UW head coach DonYentes. "When you're not aggressive good things don't happen for you.We did get some good performances today but the whole team just wasn'ton the same page. I know we are a better team than what we showedtoday, we just need to keep working hard in practice and try to getthings going more positively."
Other top three performances by the Pokes were given by freshman JeremyThompson, who placed third in the 800-meter run (1:58.38), sophomoreJason Delaney, who finished third in the 3000-meter run (9:08.80),freshman Bret Zowada, who placed third in the high jump (6-5), freshmanBrandon Inman, who placed second in the long jump (22-5 3/4), sophomoreBrad Vodika, who finished third in the shot put (49-10) and junior JohnGriffith, who placed third in the weight throw (55-2 3/4).
The Wyoming men and women will next compete on Saturday, Jan. 19, whenthey host the Robert Shine Invite at the War Memorial Fieldhouse. UWwill compete against Mountain West Conference rivals Air Force andColorado State. The meet will begin with the field events which startat 10:30 a.m.