Feb. 2, 2013
LINCOLN, Neb. - The Wyoming track and field program continued momentum as multiple athletes broke personal records to close the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational Saturday evening in Lincoln, Neb.
Senior Brandon Douglass highlighted the meet's second day for the men's team as he re-broke his own personal record in the 60-meter hurdles with his seventh-place finish. After achieving an 8.05 at last weekend's Air Force Invitational as a personal best, he earned an 8.02 Saturday afternoon to enhance his UW school record best time for the event.
The men's 3,000-meter runners also had solid performances led by newcomer Amos Bowen, who placed second with a personal-best 8:34.25. Senior Michael Banks placed fourth in 8:37.22, while Michael Seas (8:39.89) and Nick Ekel (8:42.21) earned personal record times in their respective seventh- and ninth-place marks. Garrett Zans came in fourth place in an alternate 3,000-meter run in 8:24.16.
"I saw a lot of good things happen today that we expected to happen, but also some things we'll need to work on before the conference meet in a few weeks," said Wyoming coach Bryan Berryhill. "Brandon did a nice job in the hurdles breaking his own school record, and Holly and Abi did a nice job in the 3,000-meter. We'll get back to work next week and look for continued progress."
Page finished second in the women's 3,000-meter run in 9:56.53, while Abi Bever came in fourth with a personal-best 10:05.02, beating her former best time by 13 seconds. In the 800-meter run, Candace Wollert had a nice showing with a sixth-place finish in 2:15.07.
The 4x400-meter relay group of Diana Long, McKenzie Brogan, Sam Kee and Taylor Gardner finished third overall in 3:49.94, which is just six-tenths of a second off UW's No. 10 all-time indoor best for the event.
The teams split next weekend as some will head to the Husky Invitational in Seattle, Wash., while others will compete at the Air Force Team Challenge in Colorado Springs, Colo. The throwers will compete at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M.