Four Cowboys Earn All-American Honors at NCAA Track and Field Championships

March 16, 2001

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Four University of Wyomingstudent-athletes earned All-American honors at the 2001 NCAA Track andField Championships. Jason Gervais, Derek Woodske, Jason Hammond andQuincy Howe were all named All-Americans.

Howe was the highest Wyoming placer with a sixth-place finish in thetriple jump. Howe had a jump of 53-1 3/4 to earn his first All-Americanhonor. The junior from Perrylands, Trinidad had the third-best jump inthe country entering the meet.

Gervais earned his sixth All-American honor in his UW career with aseventh-place finish in the 35-pound weight throw. Gervais, whocompeted at the 2000 Summer Olympics, had a throw of 69-2.

Wyoming had two more All-Americans in the weight throw when DerekWoodske and Jason Hammond placed eighth and tenth respectively. Woodskehad a throw of 68-10 3/4 and Hammond had a throw of 67-5 1/4. ForWoodske it was his first All-American honor at Wyoming and Hammondearned his third All-American honor.

With four individual All-Americans Wyoming set a school record. Fourindividuals is the highest number of men's All-Americans UW has ever hadin one year.

As a team Wyoming finished with six team points, good for a tie at 38thplace. Wyoming was tied with Oklahoma, Minnesota, Brigham Young andProvidence.

"We had a very good weekend," said Wyoming head coach Don Yentes. "Wehad a number of nice performances and four of our five guys earnedAll-American honors. The weight throw was probably the greatest in thehistory of the meet, with the meet record being broken twice. Quincyhad five fouls and was close to a jump over 55 feet."