Two War Memorial Fieldhouse Records Fall at Wyoming Invitational

Jan. 20, 2001

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

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Two War Memorial Fieldhouse recordsand one Wyoming school record were broken Saturday at theWyoming Invitational in Laramie.

Junior Quincy Howe set a new UW school record and a new fieldhouserecord in the triple jump with a leap of 53-1/2. The jump is was onecentimeter off the automatic qualifying mark for the NCAA Championships.

Senior Greg Schabron shattered the fieldhouse record in the 3000 meterrun, with a time of 8:49.56, breaking the old record of 8:53.03 set in1996.

Wyoming athletes had a very successful meet against Colorado State,winning 15 individual events and one relay. Despite winning numerousevents, both teams fell to CSU. As a team, the Wyoming men narrowlylost to Colorado State 74-71, and the women lost 80-69.

The UW men dominated the throwing events with senior Jason Gervaiswinning both the 35-pound weight throw (69-3 1/4) and the shot put 59-23/4). Gervais provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championships inboth events. Senior Derek Woodske placed second in the weight throw andsenior Jason Hammond placed second in the shot put and third in theweight throw.

Other victorious Cowboys were Mervin Swaby in the long jump (24-3 3/4),Howe in the 55-meter hurdles (7.75), Cody Brown in the mile run(4:32.87), Carlington Duncan in the 200-meter dash (22.38) and SethBilly in the 400-meter dash (60.69).

The Cowgirls swept all the sprint events against the Rams withsophomore Kima Wells winning the 55-meter dash (7.03), junior AdelaideHarper winning the 200 (25.28) and sophomore Kim Demers winning the 400(60.69).

Other winners for the Cowgirls were junior Julie Thomas in the 20-poundweight throw (56-8 1/2), senior Davina Strauss in the long jump (17-8)and sophomore Kelly Ann Charles in the 55-meter hurdles (8.17). Thewomen's 4x400-meter relay team also won with a time of 4:08.55.

"We had some really good performances today, most notably Quincy Howeand Greg Schabron's efforts breaking fieldhouse records was justsuperb," said head coach Don Yentes.

"Going into this meet I did not expect us to be anywhere near CSU on themen's side so I was extremely happy the way things went for us. We areoutnumbered by most every other team but our quality is solid and that'swhy we're going to be strong when it comes to the conference meet."