Jan. 29, 2000
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The University of Wyoming men's andwomen's track and field teams each placed second at the Air ForceInvitational, held in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Cowboys placed secondwith 100 points, behind CSU who had 137. The Cowgirls had 120 points,also behind CSU with 180. Junior thrower Jason Gervais broke his ownschool record in the shot put with a throw of 63' 11 3/4". Gervais alsowon the 35-pound weight throw, with a throw of 69' 8". FionaLindo-Jeffrey won the women's 200-meter dash with a time of 24.79 andalso placed second in the 60-meter dash at 7.73. Senior Robin Lyons wasthe top collegiate placer in the women's shot put (49' 9") and 20-poundweight throw (67' 7 1/2"). With her mark in the shot put, Lyonsprovisionally qualified. She is already automatically qualified in the20-pound weight throw. Assistant coach Dawn Ellerbe broke her ownschool record in the 20-pound weight with an effort of 75' 8 1/4".Carlington Duncan and Seth Billy each had top performances in theirevents. Duncan placed third in the 200-meter dash with a personal besttime of 21.50. Billy had an outstanding time of 48.19 in the 400-meterdash, placing third.
The following are quotes from University of Wyominghead cross country and track and field coach Larry Judge after the AirForce Invitational:
"We got off to a great start on the men's side withJason Gervais and Jason Hammond going 1-2 in the men's weight throw.Gervais had a great meet, a great double. He set the school record andautomatically qualified in the shot put against some great throwers.Mervin Swaby (long jump), Quincy Howe (triple jump), Carlington Duncan(200-meter) and Seth Billy (400-meter) all had great meets for us. Ourmen's mile relay team broke the school record with a time of 3:14.26.Our men beat Kentucky of the SEC, ACC powerhouse Florida State and MWCrival Brigham Young, but Colorado State's depth got us. But we had somehigh-quality performances and are a much-improved team from the past.We got off to great start on the women's side as well, with Robin Lyonsthe top collegiate thrower in both the 20-pound weight and shot put.She provisionally qualified in the shot put with a mark of 49' 9". Ourwomen are really improving and we continue to be very strong in thethrows and the sprints/hurdles. We beat Florida State and Kentucky onthe women's side, which shows where we are. Some exciting things are instore for our team."