Track And Field Shines At Air Force All-Comers Meet

Jan. 15, 2000

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Three more school records werebroken today when the Wyoming track and field team competed in the AirForce All-Comers meet.

Jason Gervais broke the school record in the shot put, with anoutstanding mark of 63' 1 1/2". With that mark, Gervais automaticallyqualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships. Gervais also had anexcellent mark in the 35-pound weight throw, with a throw of 69' 7".

Adelaide Harper broke the school record in the women?s 200-meter dashwith a time of 24.50. The previous school record was held by TreciaRoberts, who ran a 24.72 in 1992.

Tomeca Brown broke the triple jump school record with a leap of 39' 101/2". The old mark was 38' 7 3/4", held by Jamie Davies in 1997.

Also performing well for the Cowboys were Mervin Swaby, Seth Billy andCarlington Duncan. Swaby won the long jump with a mark of 23' 8 1/4".Billy won the 400-meter dash, clocking in at 48.83. Duncan was the topcollegiate placer in the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.67.

"There were some excellent performances for both the Cowboys andCowgirls," said Larry Judge, University of Wyoming head track and fieldcoach. "Our throwers really stepped it up. Gervais broke the schoolrecord and automatically qualified in the shot put. Derek Woodske andJason Hammond both had some excellent throws.

"The sprinters and jumps continue to improve," said Judge. "CoachYentes really has them performing well. I was really impressed with theschool records we broke. We are on track right now and must continue toimprove.

"I think our men's team was a little disappointed with not beingranked, so they had something to prove," said Judge.