March 25, 2000
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The Wyoming track and field teamswere in Greeley, Colo., Saturday to compete in the Northern ColoradoQuadrangular. The Cowboys placed second while the Cowgirls were third. Also competing in the meet were Colorado State University, theUniversity of Northern Colorado and Adams State College.
The Cowboys were led by junior Jason Gervais, who won three events.Gervais was the winner of the shot put, discus and hammer. Gervais setschool records in the shot put (62' 5 1/4") and the discus (199' 4").His winning hammer throw distance was 209' 4", which also a personalbest mark.
Six other Cowboys won event titles. The jumps were once again a strongpoint for the team, as sophomores Mervin Swaby and Quincy Howe continueto shine. Swaby won the long jump with a leap of 23' 9", while Howe wonthe triple jump with an effort of 51' 11". Howe's mark is a new schoolrecord and an NCAA Championships provisional qualifier.
Wyoming also had some strong performances in the running events.Maxime Charlemagne won the 400-meter dash with a time of 48.46 andCarlington Duncan won the 400-meter intermediate hurdles clocking in at52.25. Duncan was followed up by Seth Billy, with a time of 52.26.
Greg Schabron won the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:01.04. Schabronfinished just ahead of teammate Joe Hall, who had a time of 4:02.54.The sixth Cowboy to win his event was Josh McMullen, who won the javelinthrow with a mark of 192' 7".
The Cowgirls were led by the throwing crew, who went 1-2 in all of thethrowing events. Senior Robin Lyons won two events. Lyons was the topplacer in the discus (168' 1") and the hammer (203' 3"). Freshman MandyKinney won the shot put (49' 2") and Jorah Roylance won the javelin(136' 8").
The 100-meter dash was an outstanding event for Wyoming, as Kima Wellsand Fiona Lindo-Jeffrey went 1-2. Wells won the event with a time of11.94 and Lindo-Jeffrey was second at 12.10.
Wyoming also won the 200-meter dash. Adelaide Harper blew away thecompetition with a winning time of 24.62. Davina Strauss won the longjump with a leap of 18' 2 1/2". Tomeca Brown also won an event for theCowgirls, placing first in the triple jump with a mark of 37' 1 1/2".
"On the men's side we did well in every event we were in," said Wyominghead coach Larry Judge. "I'm pleased with our quality and ourindividual performances. We have made good progress, as this is justour second meet of the outdoor season.
"For the women, the throws and sprints performed real well," saidJudge. "Again, I'm pleased with our quality but we just don't have thedepth. At this junction of the season, I happy about where we are as ateam. Now we'll prepare for the UCLA meet next week. The UCLA womenwere the NCAA Indoor Champions, so obviously we will be facing somestiff competition."
The UCLA Quadrangular will take place on April 1. Wyoming will becompeting along with UCLA, Iowa and Cal. State-Northridge.