Jan. 19, 2008
LINCOLN, Neb. -
As the Holiday Inn Invitational came to a close today in Lincoln the University of Wyoming Track and Field team added four more champions to bring their total to seven for the weekend.
Senior women, Amanda Yentes and Sharon Larrier both won their respective events along with Cowboy freshman Jeremiah James, who for the second straight meet took the title in the triple jump. The men also came away with the title in the distance medley as freshman Noel Limo, and juniors Kekoa Chavez, Geoffrey Standen and Mark Korir combined for a time of 10:13, nearly five seconds faster than the rest of the field.
Yentes, a senior from Casper, Wyo. won the 600 yard run with a time of 1:22. Amanda also combined with Larrier, who won the 200 meter dash with a time of 24.90, to take second in the 4X400 meter relay.
The throwers had another solid performance with junior Courtney Gougler taking fifth place in the women's shot put with a throw of 45' 1 1/2". For the men junior Sam Lambert finished in sixth with a toss of 48' 6 3/4" in the men's shot put.
"We made some improvements in the sprints and hurdles today with our throwers really coming around for us," said UW head coach Don Yentes.
The Cowboys and Cowgirls will have two weeks to prepare for the Air Force Academy Invitational held in Colorado Springs, Colo. on Feb. 1st and 2nd, where they will compete against 13 teams.