LARAMIE, Wyo. - Senior Holly Page set her second school record this indoor season and several other Cowboys and Cowgirls had impressive showings for the University of Wyoming track and field team's at two meets on Friday.
"I thought the team took a big step forward today," UW head coach Bryan Berryhill said. "Our kids that competed today competed well. We set lots of season and personal bests, which is what we talked about doing this morning at our team meeting. Especially Holly. She had an amazing fall in cross country, broke school record in the 3,000 meters and now the school record in the 5,000 meters. The crazy thing is there are much, much better days ahead for Holly."
Page ran a personal-best 16:20.10 in the 5,000 meters at the Iowa State Classic in Ames, Iowa. The performance moved her from ninth to first in Cowgirl history in the event, smashing Christine Nelson's 16:48.24 in 2011. The showing was also 42 seconds faster than her previous career best. The time ranks second in the Mountain West and 13th in the NCAA this season. Also in Ames, junior Dylan Morin ran 14:36 in the 5,000 meters to finish 39th in the race and move into eighth in Cowboy history.
Senior Shreese Daniels paced Wyoming's contingent at the Don Kirby Invite in Albuquerque, N.M., with a third-place finish in the weight throw. Her season-best toss of 65-0 1/2 moves her to first in the conference and 28th in the NCAA in the event. Fellow senior Erin Kirby won the 400 meters in a season-best 55.6, which also leads the MW. Junior McKenzie Brogan was fourth in the event with a personal-best 55.8, good for ninth in school history and third in the conference this season.
Junior Tyler Anderson was seventh in the weight throw with a mark of 60-8, followed by seniors Paul Thomas and Devin Garcia in eighth and ninth, respectively. Thomas and Garcia had personal-best throws of 59-1 1/2 and 58-10 1/4. Junior Sabina Sandberg cleared 5-8 1/2 in the high jump, just 1/4 of an inch away from her career best, for 14th.
Wyoming continues competition in Ames and Albuquerque tomorrow, while several other Cowboys and Cowgirls will also compete at Adams State.