Cowgirl Track and Field Places Fourth at the KSU Invitational

Jan. 12, 2001

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Wyoming sophomore sprinter KimaWells won the 200 meter dash with a time of 25.65 and placed third inthe 60 meter dash with a time of 7.70 to help lead the Cowgirls to afourth-place finish at the KSU Invitational.

The meet, which was held at the Ahearn Fieldhouse in Manhattan, Kan.,marks the official start for the Wyoming track and field indoor season.Host Kansas State won the event with 152.50 points followed by Nebraskain second and Nebraska-Omaha in third. UW edged out Emporia State forfourth while Oklahoma State placed sixth.

Stephanie Anderson was the other Cowgirl to win an event, taking firstin the pole vault clearing a height of 10-feet-6-inches.

Julie Thomas placed second in the 20 pound weight throw with a throw of

55' 11.75". Tomeca Brown placed third in the 60 meter high hurdles witha time of 8.81 seconds. Brown also placed sixth in the triple jump.

Other strong showings for the Cowgirls were by Kim Demers, who finishedfifth in the 400 meter dash, Andrea Batt (fifth in the shot put) andLeeAnn Forbes (fifth in the 800 meter run).

The men's team will compete on Saturday at the KSU Invitational. TheCowgirls' next competition will be Jan. 20 when they host the WyomingInvitational.