Jan. 25, 2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Several Wyoming track and field athletes broke personal and school records to get off to a strong start to the Air Force Invitational Friday at the Cadet Field House in Colorado Springs, Colo.
"It was a great day for our teams," said coach Bryan Berryhill. "Any time you're getting personal records and breaking school Top 10 marks, you're moving in the right direction. We have a ways to go, but we competed well and gave our best effort. We'll see if good things continue to happen tomorrow in the final rounds."
Sophomore Kyle Sullivan completed the final three events of the heptathlon to start the day and finished in ninth place, earning a personal-best 4,678 point total to top his previous best of 4,631, the sixth-best tally in UW indoor history for the multi-event. En route to his total, he earned a personal-best pole vault of 11'6," beating his former best of 10 feet.
Junior Jacob Edwards earned an 8.24 in the 60-meter hurdles to finish fifth in the preliminaries, his time moving him from No. 10 to No. 4 on the all-time UW best times list for the event.
In the women's 60-meter dash, freshman Kereston Thomas placed first in the preliminaries in 7.70 seconds to achieve the No. 8 best time in school history for the event. In the 60-meter hurdles, junior Jenna Mann had a great showing with a personal-best time of 8.67, moving her from No. 9 to No. 5 on the all-time UW list for the event as she beat her previous best of 8.75.
New to the team this semester, Sabina Sandberg earned a high jump of 5'6," the No. 10 indoor best for the event in school history. Sophomore weight thrower Shreese Daniels earned her fourth consecutive victory with a distance of 60'10" to lead the women's throwing unit. Freshman Catherine Cloetta won the mile run in her first career track event, earning a time of 5:27.63.
The men's 4x400-yard distance medley relay foursome of Michael Banks, Jason Roascio, Ken Lane and Garrett Zans led the squad to first place in 10:41.11, while the women's team of Olivia Heaston, Natalie Hurst, Candace Wollert and Holly Page also achieved first with a time of 12:29.39.
Newcomer Mason Finley, an All-American transfer from Kansas, earned a personal-best distance in the weight throw at 61'0.75" to place second, while junior Dalton Sybrant placed fourth with a personal record distance of 60'5.25." Senior Lenyn Leonce won the long jump with a distance of 23'5.50," while newcomer Amos Bowen won the mile run with a time of 4:22.09. Sean Wilde tied for second in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:00.94.
Action resumes Saturday at 10 a.m. with a full day of events running until 4 p.m. A full schedule of events and statistics can be viewed at the above links.