UW Outdoor Track Season Gets Under Way

March 19, 2011

BOULDER, Colo. -

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Wyoming's track and field teams hit the outdoor track for the first time this season Saturday at the Potts Invite, and the student-athletes came out of it with plenty of areas to focus on the rest of the year.

The meet, which featured no team scoring, took place in temperatures in the 50s and a slight breeze throughout the day.

While there were some very good finishes by UW tracksters, the overall results reflected the relative newness of the season.

"We looked kind of rusty and it looked like our first outdoor meet," UW coach Don Yentes said. "We had some rough team performances, but we had some good efforts. That's what we were looking for."

In a meet Yentes described as a "low-key affair," Wyoming had three event winners. Greg Miller won the 1,500-meter run (3:52.41), Emily Moore won the triple jump (37 feet, 10 ¾ inches) and Lindsay Copeland won the 100-meter dash (12.73).

Other notable performances included: Kirsten McKen, second in the 800-meter run (2:22.08), Christine Nelson, second in the 1,500-meter run (4:35.93), Erin Urbanoski, second in the long jump (18-2 ½), Brandon Douglass, third in the 110-meter hurdles (14.95) and Garrett Zans, who was second in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 9:31.67.

The track team will travel to the Stanford Invite and the CSU Pueblo Invite next weekend.