Track and Field Teams Host Wyoming Invitational

January 19, 1999

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

This past Saturday, January 16, the Cowboys and the Cowgirls hosted the Wyoming Invitational. Both the men and the women placed second behind Colorado State. The Cowboys finished with 106.5 team points, behind CSU with 113.5 points and ahead of Air Force with 80 points. On the women's side, CSU won with 120 team points, ahead of Wyoming with 108 and Air Force with 62.

Wyoming did have a number of individual champions. Once again, leading the way for the Cowboys was Kevin Mannon. Mannon won both the 35-pound weight throw and the shot put. Mannon threw 70' 3" in the weight throw and 58' 4" in the shot put. UW's Robin Lyons won the women's 20-pound weight throw with a toss of 64' 9 3/4". Lyons currently has the second-best throw in the country this year and should challenge the top mark all year long. Quincy Howe won both the long jump and triple jump for the Cowboys. Howe jumped 50' 3/4" in the triple jump and 23' 3/4" in the long jump. Gregg Sawyer continues to contribute to the squad as he won the pole vault event with a personal best mark of 16' 4 3/4". Wyoming swept the long jump when Renee Guy-Garth won on the women's side with a mark of 18' 5 3/4". Tamara Hawkins won the shot put for the Cowgirls with a toss of 48' 1/2", as she continued her hot streak. Wyoming also swept the mile run, with Joe Hall winning for the men and Amy Hill for the women. Bobby Schreiner won the 400-meter dash with a strong performance and a time of 57.45. Greg Schabron also kept up his recent surge with a win in the 3000-meter race. His time of 9:45.72 was ten seconds better than second-place.