FORT COLLINS, Colo. -
The University of Wyoming men's and women's track and field teams continue to show improvement early in the outdoor season at Saturday's Fum McGraw Quadrangular at Jack Christiansen Track. Both squads competed in warm and windy conditions to beat Colorado and Northern Colorado in the dual-scored competition, but fell to Colorado State.
"I was very happy with the effort both teams gave today," UW head coach Bryan Berryhill said. "It was a little more focused today than a week ago and it showed. We saw a lot of season bests through each group today and a lot of kids were right around their personal bests. More importantly, almost every athlete that competed last week competed today and improved. That's what you want to see are athletes getting better every week out."
Sophomore Jordan Charles paced the Cowboys by winning the 400-meter hurdles in 53.03 and placing runner-up in the 110-meter hurdles at 14.31. Junior Scott Carter was second in the long jump at 23-0 3/4 and the triple jump as well in 48-4 3/4. Other Cowboys to win events included senior Jason Roascio and freshman Ricky Faure. Roascio crossed the line first in the 200 meters in 22.09, while Faure accomplished the same feat in the 800 meters in an altitude-converted 1:50.22. Junior Lance Loken was second in the 400 meters in 48.78.
Sophomore Kerry White excelled for the Cowgirls with a victory in the 800 meters in 2:14.45 and runner-up finish in the 1,500 meters in 4:33.42. Senior Erin Kirby won the 400-meter hurdles at 1:00.09, while senior Audrey West and junior McKenzie Brogan were second in the 100 and 400 meters, respectively. West crossed the line in 12.16, while Brogan did so in 55.83.
Several UW runners also fared well at Colorado Mine's Kit Mayer Memorial Open on Friday in Golden, Colo.¬¬ Junior Amos Bowen won the steeplechase in 9:10.70 and sophomore Audra DeStefano did the same on the women's side in 10:30.60. Senior Aaron Derner was fourth in the 10,000 meters in 30:11.79.
Wyoming will have representatives at the Stanford Invite in Palo Alto, Calif., and Tom Benich Invite in Greeley, Colo., next weekend.