LARAMIE, Wyo. -
Senior Shreese Daniels uncorked a personal-best toss of 68-1, the 15th-farthest weight throw in the NCAA this season, to help the University of Wyoming track and field team's combine to earn 16 victories in 22 events during Friday's Rocky Mountain Classic in War Memorial Fieldhouse.
"I'm going to go back a month ago and say we didn't compete very well then and since we've really worked on competing better," UW head coach Bryan Berryhill said. "I felt like we did that really well two weeks ago, better last week and maybe even a little bit better today. We didn't have our whole team competing today, but the athletes that were out there competed very well. When we get to the conference championships next week, it's about that. It's about how fast you run, far you throw or far you jump for the team."
Daniels' victory in the weight throw was one of nine titles during the meet for the Cowgirls. Her 68-1 keeps her second in school history in the event and is the farthest in the Mountain West this season by more than two feet. Senior Audrey West took first in three events, including a personal-best 18-7 in the long jump, just one inch shy of UW's all-time top 10. She also won the 55 meters in 7.16 and 200 meters in 25.53. Sophomore Mikalah Skates crossed the line first in the 55-meter hurdles in 8.06, while sophomore Megan Welch's personal best 37-11 1/4 won the triple jump.
"Shreese had a couple big throws today and that's what was exciting," Berryhill said. "It wasn't just one big throw. She had a couple others today that could be right in there for winning a conference title. That's a big breakthrough for her."
Junior Tyler Anderson was almost as impressive in the weight throw for the Cowboys. His tied his personal-best mark of 65-11, good for first in the conference this season and 35th in the NCAA. Sophomore Jordan Charles won the 55 meters in 6.41 and the 55-meter hurdles in 7.34. Sophomore Bobby Wingeleth earned a personal-best 23-6 1/4 for a victory in the long jump.
Wyoming returns to action at the 2015 Mountain West Indoor Championships on Feb. 26-28 in Albuquerque, N.M.