Howe Provisionally Qualifies for the NCAA Championships in the Triple Jump

Jan. 13, 2001

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Wyoming junior Quincy Howeprovisionally qualified for the NCAA Championships in the triple jumpwith his leap of 52-4.75 Saturday at the KSU Invitational in Manhattan,Kan. Howe also set a new KSU Invitational record with his jump.

Cowboy athletes won five of 16 events at the Ahearn Fieldhouse inWyoming's first meet of the 2001 indoor season.

As a team, the Pokes placed fourth out of four teams with a total of103.50 points. Number 16 ranked Nebraska won the meet with 169.0 pointsfollowed by Kansas State (164.5) and Emporia State (116). UW did nottake a full squad to the meet.

Wyoming swept both sprint events with junior Mervin Swaby winning the60 meter dash in a time of 6.89 seconds and senior Carlington Duncanwinning the 200 meter dash in a time of 21.99 seconds. Swaby alsoplaced second in the long jump with a jump of23-9.

The Pokes also swept both throwing events with senior Jason Hammondwinning the shot put with a toss of 58-7.05 and senior Derek Woodskewinning the 35-pound weight throw with a distance of 66-5.25. Hammondalso placed second in the 35-pound weight throw.

Senior Greg Schabron placed second in the 3,000 meter run in a time of8:42.06, junior Cody Millemon finished second in the 400 meter dash in atime of 49.84 seconds. Wyoming's 4x400 meter relay team also placedsecond.

Wyoming will return to action Saturday, Jan. 20, when it hosts theWyoming Invitational. The meet will be held at War Memorial Fieldhousein Laramie.