Distance Squads Lead UW Track and Field at Adidas Invite

Feb. 9, 2008

LINCOLN, Neb. -

Complete Results

Wyoming's own, Emily Higgins from Deaver, now has her name in the school's record books with the second fastest indoor mile of all-time, as the University of Wyoming track and field teams competed in the Adidas Invitational, Saturday Feb. 8th in Lincoln, Neb.

The distance squads had a very good meet with Higgins leading the way as she placed sixth in the 1-mile run with a time of 4:57. Her name now sits above Brooklan Grimes on the all-time list. Freshmen Alysha Davis and Emily Byra both set new personal bests in the 3,000 meter run with times of 10:15.91 and 10:33.47 respectively.

Another name for the Cowgirls that will be placed in the all-time list is senior Sharon Larrier, who took third in the 200 meter with a time of 24.65, good for fifth best in UW history.

For the Cowboys, junior Mark Korir, junior Michael Huntington, freshman Greg Miller and junior Brett Schuler all had solid performances in the 3,000 meter run. They were led by Korir who placed second with a time of 8:19.12. He was closely followed by Huntington in fourth with a time of 8:32.85. Miller and Schuler were not far behind with times of 8:36.84 and 8:46.80, good for seventh and tenth place. On a side note, Cowboy junior Kekoa Chavez ran a personal best time of 50.45 in the 400 meter race which landed him in 13th place on the night.

"Its good to see our distance runners as they continue to improve each and every week," said head coach Don Yentes. "Emily Higgins is really starting to hit her stride as she gets to put her name with some of the greats."

The UW track and field team will travel to Seattle, Wash. next Saturday, Feb. 16th to compete in the Husky Invitational. A look ahead of that shows the Shine Invitational held at UW's War Memorial Fieldhouse on Friday, Feb. 22nd.