LARAMIE, Wyo. -
After notching three all-time top-10 showings on Friday, the University of Wyoming women’s track and field team added five more on Saturday. Redshirt freshman Jerayah Davis ran the second-fastest 60 meters in Cowgirl history at the Don Kirby Invite in Albuquerque, N.M., while junior Audra DeStefano did the same in the 3,000 meters at the Husky Classic in Seattle.
“I thought we got a lot better as a team this weekend,” UW head coach Bryan Berryhill said. “We improved in most areas. The Cowgirls are a young group, but passionate about what they are doing and very confident. It was nice to perform well here in Albuquerque on a banked 200-meter track. It will give our kids some confidence they did it here this weekend, so they can do it here again at the conference meet in two weeks.”
Davis clocked a 7.36 in the semifinals and followed with a 7.37 in the finals to place third overall. Her time was just six hundredths of a second off the school record, as she has lowered her time in all four meets she’s competed in this indoor season. The time is also the fastest in the Mountain West this season and 31st in the NCAA. Likewise, DeStefano’s 9:32.83 improved her career best by seven seconds to keep her second in Cowgirl history and ranks second in the conference this season.
The Cowgirls also had three other historic marks in Albuquerque. Sophomore Lauren Hamilton moved up to third in UW history by placing fourth in the mile in 4:51.00, good for sixth in the MW this season, while junior Cassidy Meade finished sixth in the 800 meters in 2:11.84 for fourth in Cowgirl history and seventh in the conference. Senior McKenzie Brogan ran the second-fastest 400 meters in the MW this season in 54.91 to move up to eighth in UW’s top 10 in the event. The Cowgirls have now posted 14 all-time marks in Wyoming’s top 10 during the indoor season.
Sophomore Ricky Faure was the highlight for the Cowboys, as he won the 800 meters in Albuquerque. His time of 1:51 was less than a second away from his personal best and is third fastest in the MW this season. Freshman Bryce Ailshie finished fifth in the race in 1:53. Sophomore Clay Carlson ran a personal-best 49.20 for 24th in the 400 meters. Junior Jordan Charles ran 8.03 in the semifinals of the 60-meter hurdles, but false started in the finals.
Wyoming returns home to host the Rocky Mountain Classic on Friday on the Hager-LeBar Indoor Track in War Memorial Fieldhouse. Events begin at 3 p.m. MT.