Douglass, Sullivan Finish Day One At MW Championships

Feb. 23, 2012


Day One Results Get Acrobat Reader

Two University of Wyoming multi-event athletes are within striking distance in the men's heptathlon after Day One of the Mountain West Indoor Track Championships, which began Thursday in Albuquerque.

Junior Brandon Douglass is fourth out of 11 competitors with 2,812 points, while freshman Kyle Sullivan is fifth with 2,728 points after the competitors completed four of seven events. The current leader is Kurt Felix of Boise State, who has scored 3,375 points.

"Our guys competed very well," Wyoming coach Don Yentes said. "This was only their second time completing a full heptathlon. Things are going solid."

The day's action began in the 60-meter dash, an event in which Douglass finished third with a season-best time of 7.06 seconds. He added a mark of 22 feet, 3 inches in the long jump and was eighth in the shot put, 35-1 ¾. He was ninth in the high jump, crossing the bar at 6-0 ½, to wrap up the day.

Sullivan began in the 60 with a time of 7.40, good for 10th. He hit 20-6 ½ in the long jump to finish seventh, but really shined in the shot put, finishing third, 40-4 ¼. Sullivan also was fifth in the high jump, 6-2 ¾.

The rest of the heptathlon begins at 11 a.m. Friday with the final three events: 60-meter hurdles, pole vault and 1,000-meter run. The rest of the UW track and field team members begin the MW Championships at 1 p.m. Friday with the men's weight throw and at 1:30 p.m. with the women's 5,000-meter run.