Wyoming Wins Three Individual Events at the Western Collegiates Track Meet

Jan. 27, 2001

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Senior Jason Gervais, junior JulieThomas and junior Adelaide Harper all picked up victories in theirrespective events at the two-day Western Collegiates track meet inColorado Springs, Colo.

Gervais placed first in the 35-pound weight throw with a toss of 66' 93/4", Thomas won the 20-pound weight throw with a mark of 57' 3", andHarper won the women's 200-meter dash with a time of 24.78 seconds.

As a team, the Cowboys placed sixth out of eight Division I schoolswith 66 points. Colorado State won the men's meet with 106 points. TheCowgirls placed a little better than the men taking fourth out of eightteams with 56 points. CSU made it a sweep of the team events with thewomen winning with 162.50 points.

Wyoming had many outstanding performances at the meet despite the teamscores. Sophomore Kima Wells continued to run well placing second inthe 60-meter dash with a time of 7.56. Senior Greg Schabron, who set anew War Memorial Fieldhouse record last week in the 3000-meter run, tooksecond in the 5000-meter run with a time of 15:21.22. Junior MervinSwaby, who has the best long jump mark in the MWC this season, placedsecond in the long jump with a leap of 23' 10".

Other top-five finishers for Wyoming were junior Fiona Lindo-Jeffrey inthe 60-meter dash (fourth), freshman Chan Johnson in the women's highjump (third), senior Davina Strauss in the long jump (fifth), freshmanAndrea Batt in the shot put (fifth), senior Carlington Duncan in the60-meter dash (fifth) and 200-meter dash (fourth), sophomore Seth Billyin the 400-meter dash (fourth), freshman Darren Niedermeyer in the polevault (fourth) and senior Derek Woodske in the 35-pound weight throw(third).

"Overall I was pleased with some of our individual performancestoday," said UW head coach Don Yentes. "At this point in the seasonI'm not to concerned with the team scores, we'll concentrate on that atthe conference meet. As for now I just want to see our athletescontinue to improve and perform like they're expected to."

The Wyoming track and field teams will travel to Golden, Colo., Feb. 3,for their next competition at the Bob Davies Invitational.