Feb. 25, 2006
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -
The University of Wyoming track and field teams finished up competition at the 2006 Mountain West Conference Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, N.M., on Saturday. UW's performances were highlighted by sophomore Shaylee Babbitt earning All-MWC honors for the first time in her career in the 60-meter hurdles.
On the women's side, Colorado State's 156.5 points just edged out BYU's 155.5 points for the team title. The Cowgirls finished seventh of the nine teams with a point total of 31.
The finish of the day for UW was Babbitt's third place finish in the 60-meter hurdles. Her time of 8.75 is a new personal best and improves her position of fourth place all-time in Wyoming history in the event.
"It was nice to see Shaylee earn all-conference," said UW head coach Don Yentes. "She continued to get better every week and put it all together this weekend."
Sophomore Sharon Larrier finished fourth in the 400-meters with a time of 54.70. This gives her the third fastest 400-meter time in the school's indoor history. Another Cowgirl to contribute team points was senior Marji Bovey with her seventh place toss of 43' in the shot put.
In the men's competition, BYU took home the team title finishing ahead of CSU and TCU. The Pokes finished in sixth position with 27 points.
For the Cowboys, senior Jeremiah Johnson ran to a fourth place finish in the 800-meters with a time of 1:51.35. He also combined with seniors Robert Harris and Jermaine Kelly, and sophomore Michael Arnwine, to finish fourth in the 4x400-meter relay with a time of 3:16.06. With this time, these four posted the third fastest time in Cowboy history in the event. The rest of the Cowboy's team points came from senior Brian Knight who finished sixth in the 3,000-meters with a time of 8:35.61.
"I am proud of the way our guys put it on the line considering some of their health," added Yentes. We are just going to use this experience to get better and move on to the outdoor season."
The UW track and field teams will begin their outdoor season when they travel to Tucson, Ariz. for the Jim Click Invitational, on March 25.