COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -
Sophomore Kerry White and junior Amos Bowen ran personal bests to win the 800 and 3,000 meters, respectively, and help the University of Wyoming track and field teams claim victories in 11 events on Friday at the Air Force Team Challenge.
"I thought we competed much better today than we did last week in Gillette," UW head coach Bryan Berryhill said. "We knew the kids we brought down here could do well and they really stepped up today and won a lot of events. It's a big step in the right direction. I wasn't happy with how our kids competed last weekend, so this was good to see so we can continue down that path toward the conference meet."
White crossed the line in the 800 meters in an altitude-converted 2:11.76, which ranks third in the Mountain West this season and keeps her third in school history in the event. Sophomore Cassidy Meade ran a personal-best 2:12 for third in the race and sixth in Cowgirl history. Fellow sophomore Audra DeStefano won the mile in 4:57, while sophomore Megan Brunette accomplished the same in the 3,000 meters in 10:16. Junior Sabina Sandberg was first in the high jump at 5-7. Senior Shreese Daniels topped the field in the weight throw at 60-6 1/2 and senior Katie Higgins was runner-up at 57-3 3/4. Wyoming's mile relay won in 3:52.
Bowen's 4:10 won the men's mile, while freshman Ricky Faure ran 1:51 to earn a victory in the 800 meters. Sophomore Jordan Charles ran 8.06 to finish first in the 60-meter hurdles and was followed in second by senior Colin Herold in 8.09. Junior Scott Carter topped the field in the triple jump at 47-7 1/4. Wyoming went first through fourth in the weight throw. Junior Tyler Anderson won at 64-1 3/4, while senior Devin Garcia's runner-up toss of 58-5 3/4 was a personal best. They were followed by senior Paul Thomas and sophomore Damon Unland. The Cowboys also got second-place finishes from senior Jason Roascio and freshman Garrett Lynch. Roascio ran personal-best 22.12 in the 200 meters and Lynch threw a personal-best 53-11 3/4 in the shot put.
Wyoming is at the Don Kirby Invite in Albuquerque, N.M., next weekend.