Smith & Wells Qualify For Finals At Stanford Invite

March 26, 2004

PALO ALTO, Calif. - Sophomore Shauna Smith and senior Kima Wells both qualified for the finals in their respective events at the 2004 Stanford Track and Field Invitational Friday in Palo Alto, Calif. A small group of University of Wyoming track and field athletes are competing at the meet while the rest of the two squads are scheduled to participate at the Rob Upton Invite in Fort Colllins, Colo. on Saturday.

Smith had the fastest time of the day in the 100 meter hurdles. She won her heat in the event with a time of 13.73, an NCAA Outdoor Regional qualifying time. She also placed first in the timed section final of the women's 400 meter hurdles with a time of 57.24, also an NCAA Regional qualifying time and ranks as the best time in the nation.

Wells raced to the fourth best time of the day in the women's 100 meter dash. She clocked in at 11.90 to qualify for the finals of the event on Saturday. Her time also eclipses the NCAA Regional qualifying standard.

Both Smith and Wells will compete tomorrow at the meet along with several other UW track and field athletes. The Stanford Invitational is one of the most premier outdoor meets of the season and features collegiate programs from the Pac-10, WAC, Mountain West, West Coast Conference and Big 12 conferences.