Feb. 10, 2006
AMES, Iowa -
The University of Wyoming track and field teams wrapped up day one of competition at the Iowa State Invitational in Ames, Iowa, on Friday. This meet is one of the largest indoor meets in the country with almost 2,000 athletes and over 75 men's and women's teams competing.
The day was highlighted by the Cowboy distance medley relay team running the second fastest time in UW track and field history. The team, consisting of seniors Robert Harris and Jeremiah Johnson, junior Nick Cramer, and sophomore Philemon Tanui, ran a time of 9:57.77. This time was good enough to win their heat by a large distance and finish sixth overall.
"They really put it together, which was nice to see," said UW head coach Don Yentes. "They probably would have finished with a better time, but Nick and Robert pulled away, leaving Jeremiah and Philemon running by themselves.
"Saturday will be a long day, but at the end of the day I believe we will get better."
Other Wyoming athletes spent most of the day qualifying for the final rounds in the respective events that are scheduled for Saturday. Competition is set to begin at 8:30 a.m. and will continue into the evening.