Seven Wyoming Sprinters Compete at Air Force All-Comers

Jan. 15, 2010


The University of Wyoming track and field team had seven sprinters compete in the Air Force All-Comers meet on Friday, Jan. 15 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The Cowboys had four compete in the 60-meter hurdles and all ran very well. They were led by freshman Brandon Douglass with a second-place finish and time of 8.41 which was a personal best and time that was good for seventh all-time in UW history. Douglas was followed by senior Kekoa Chavez with his fifth place finish and personal best time of 8.63.

As for the Cowgirls, they had three athletes compete in the 60-meter hurdles and were led by senior Jennifer Schmitz and freshman Katy Hall. Schmitz ran a 8.89, good for third place while Hall ran a personal best 8.93, good for fourth place and a time that ranks eighth all-time in Cowgirl history.

"I was very happy with the way that we ran today," said head coach Don Yentes. "We are farther along than I thought we would be at this point after having six weeks between meets, and it was a great for some of our sprinters to run against some competition, instead of just practicing."

Up next for the Cowboys and Cowgirls will be the first meet of the 2010 year when they compete in the Potts Invite in Boulder, Colo., hosted by the University of Colorado on Jan. 22nd.