April 1, 2000
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The University of Wyoming men's andwomen's track and field teams each placed third at the UCLAQuadrangular, held Saturday in Los Angeles, Calif.
Competing against UCLA, Cal State-Northridge and Iowa, the Cowboys andCowgirls each placed third. All four schools had men's teams, whileIowa was the only school that didn't field a women's team.
The Cowboys were led by sophomore Mervin Swaby and junior JasonGervais. Swaby won the long jump with a leap of 23' 1 3/4" and placedfourth in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.96. Gervais won thediscus (198' 6") and the shot put (62' 2 1/2"). In the hammer, Gervaisplaced ninth with a throw of 166' 9".
Also performing well for the Cowboys were Joe Hall, Greg Schabron, SethBilly, Karal Davis and Josh McMullen. Hall won the 1500-meter run witha time of 3:53.39 while Schabron placed second in the 3000-meter with atime of 8:40.40. Billy was second in the 400-meter hurdles, clocking inat 51.69. Davis was strong in the 200-meter dash, his time of 21.85 wasgood for second. McMullen, a transfer, was second in the javelin with adistance of 209' 8".
The Cowgirls received strong performances from Jorah Roylance and RobinLyons. Roylance won the javelin with a throw of 144' 3", finishingahead of teammate Marie Le Jour who had a throw of 128' 10". Lyons, anAll-American for Wyoming, finished second in the hammer (202' 2") andthe discus (163' 8").
Adelaide Harper continues to perform well for the Wyoming squad. Harperhad a second-place finish in the 200-meter dash (24.54) and athird-place finish in the 100-meter dash (12.27).
The Cowboys and Cowgirl will be back in action on April 8 at the WeberState Invitational in Ogden, Utah.