Jan. 22, 2000
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The University of Wyoming men'sand women's track and field teams each placed second in theCowboy/Cowgirl Classic, held in Laramie.
The Cowboys were a very close second, finishing just three pointsbehind Colorado State. The Pokes had 115 team points, compared to 118for the Rams. Air Force trailed both teams with 54 points.
The Cowgirls wound up with 100 points, behind CSU with 131 while AirForce was third with 62.
Combined, the Cowboys and Cowgirls won 13 individual titles. Seniorthrower Jason Gervais led the way on the men's side, winning both the35-pound weight throw (72' 8 1/2") and the shot put (60' 10 1/2").Buffalo, Wyo. native Joe Hall also won two events, capturing titles inthe mile (4:21.20) and 3000-meter (9:03.04).
Tomeca Brown won two title for the Cowgirls, in the 55-meter hurdles(8.22) and triple jump (39' 3"). Davina Strauss (long jump), RobinLyons (20-pound weight) and Adelaide Harper (200-meter) all wonindividual titles.
In the men's long jump, sophomore Mervin Swaby provisionally qualifiedwith a leap of 25' 2" and in the triple jump, fellow sophomore QuincyHowe provisionally qualified with a mark of 52' 5 1/4".
"I was real pleased with our performance," said Larry Judge, head trackand field coach. "I feel like this is the best team we've had sinceI've been here. Although we narrowly lost, we had a lot of brightspots.
"Robin Lyons broke her own school and Canadian National record with amark of 69' 11" in the 20-pound weight," said Judge. "Tomeca Brown hada nice double for us. Shane Rasby, Davina Strauss, Marie Le Jour andQuincy Howe all had good meets for us today.
"The throwers and jumper led the way for the men's team. Theperformances they had were national caliber," said Judge. "I think wemade a statement. Our team is more of a big meet team. We don't havethe depth to compete in a scored meet like this. Our focus is more onquality and scoring nationally."