March 20, 2006
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The University of Wyoming track and field teams took home ten individual titles at the Potts Invite in Boulder, Colo., this past weekend. To go along with those ten titles came two second place finishes for the Wyoming squad.
One big performance for the Cowgirls was by junior Kate Burton. The thrower not only won the hammer throw with a toss of 55.24 meters, but with this throw she qualifies for the NCAA Midwest Regional Meet in May. Sophomore Shaylee Babbitt kept on right where she left off at the end of the indoor season with two first place finishes on the weekend. Her first came in the 200-meters where she ran a time of 24.85, while her second was in the 100-meter hurdles with a personal best time of 14.31. Junior Aniis Hopkins' third place time of 14.61 in the same event was also a personal best time for her. Senior Adewunmi Abudu came away with the title in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.33, while senior Ingvild Carstens' time of 1:02.64 was also good enough for first place in the 400-meter hurdles.
For the Cowboys, freshman Brad Charters qualified for Regionals in his first collegiate outdoor meet. His throw of 56.80 meters gave him first place in the hammer throw and broke the school's freshman record in the event. Sophomore Michael Arnwine had a good day in the hurdle events. He won the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.05 and took second with a time of 54.81 in the 400-meter hurdles. Juniors Tom Hall and Jared Grant tied for first place in the high jump when they both cleared 1.93 meters.
The Wyoming track and field team will officially begin their outdoor season on March 25 when they travel to Tucson, Ariz. for the Jim Click Invitational.