UW Track and Field Finishes First Day of Competition at MWC Indoor Championships

Feb. 22, 2007


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The University of Wyoming track and field program finished up the first day of competition at the Mountain West Conference Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, N.M. today. Wyoming's only competitors were seniors Olav Roe and Phillip Thomas, both of whom compete in the men's heptathlon events.

Heading into the second day, Roe is in fifth place overall with 2,863 points, while Thomas, 2,958 points overall, is in fourth place overall.

The heptathlon will continue tomorrow with the final three of seven events. The day will begin at 10:00 a.m. with the men's 60-meter hurdles. Also beginning tomorrow will be the rest of the track and field events starting with the women's weight throw at 1 p.m.

The first event of the day for the men was the heptathlon 60-meter dash. Roe finished with a time of 7.27 seconds, while Thomas crossed the line in 7.26 seconds. The second event was the men's long jump where Thomas jumped a distance of 21'-2.75", while Roe finished with a distance of 20'-7.25".

At the end of two events, Thomas and Roe were sitting in fifth and sixth place respectively with two more events remaining on the day. Roe won the heptathlon shot put with a distance of 46'-11.5" to move him into fourth place ahead of Thomas who finished the event with a distance of 42'- 4.25" to remain in fifth place overall. The last event of the day for the two Cowboys was the heptathlon men's high jump where Thomas won the event jumping a height of 6'-7.00". Roe finished the event in a tie for fifth place with a height of 6'-1.25".