April 5, 2008
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
A portion of the University of Wyoming track and field team finished competition at the Stanford Invitational today, while the majority of the team competed at the Cougar Invitational Friday, March 4th in Provo, Utah.
At the Cougar Invite the Cowgirls performed very well as senior Kate Burton led the way by winning the hammer throw. Burton won the event with a toss of 196' 1". Kate also finished in fourth place in the discus. She was followed by sophomore Sarah Lindemood, who placed ninth in the hammer throw. To continue with the throws, junior Courtney Gougler took third in the shot put with a throw of 43' 7 3/4". On the track senior Maricel DaCosta set her personal best in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.35. She also took fourth in the 200-meter race with a time of 25.02. DaCosta was followed closely by fellow senior Shaylee Babbitt who took sixth in the 200-meter race while also taking third in the 100-meter hurdle event. Freshman Erica Anderson set her personal best in the 400-meter race with a time of 57.96, not far behind was junior Carly Grubbs and freshman Hannah Miller who took seventh and eighth respectively.
Two more personal bests were set as sophomore Andrea Frary and freshman Stephanie Clark both raised the bar in their specific events. Frary in the 400-meter hurdle event with a time of 1:04.29 and Clark in the high jump with a leap of 5' 3".
For the Cowboys, sophomore John Alderson took first place in the triple jump and placed second in the long jump with a leap of 23' 5 1/4". Just behind was freshman Travis Corrow who placed fourth in both the triple and long jump. Freshman Noel Limo took fourth in the 800-meter race with a time of 1:55.20, while just behind him was TJ Baldwin in ninth. Meanwhile, sophomore Keith Brauneis took seventh in the 200-meter race also a season best for Keith. In the throws, freshman Alan John took second in the hammer throw with a toss of 178' 4".
"We are really starting to see some things come together, and it should really help us out down the road," said head coach Don Yentes.
After one day of competition at the Stanford Invite Cowgirls Gretchen Johnson and Alysha Davis placed sixth and eighth in the 5,000-meter race respectively. While Cowboys Seth Grossman and Michael Huntington placed 17th and 19th in the 5,000-meter as well.
The teams will again split up and take to two meets next Saturday, April 12th. Half the team will head to Boulder, Colo., for the CU Invitational, while the rest will head to Norman, Okla., to compete in the John Jacobs Invitational.