April 6, 2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Wyoming throwing crew put together several personal bests and top finishes to conclude the Air Force Relays Saturday afternoon in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Senior Henry Ferreira highlighted the meet for the Cowboys as he earned UW's fourth best all-time distance in the javelin throw with a personal-best 212'-2." The first-place distance topped his former best of 203'-6" by almost nine feet and fell just below Wyoming's third best all-time mark of 212'-6," held by Joshua McMullen from the 2000 season.
It is also the best distance in the Mountain West so far this year, beating Air Force's Tim Urista for the top mark.
"It was only the second javelin session outside this year so it's a great sign for Henry later in the season," said UW associate head coach Paul Barrett. "We are in heavy training mode and it was pretty cool conditions, so we had solid marks considering."
Sophomore Paul Thomas came in first place in the discus throw at 176 feet, while senior Joe Plante arrived in second place in the hammer throw at 192'-1." Mark Sparks finished 11th in the hammer at 180'-7.50."
Competing unattached, junior Mason Finley threw the discus at a season-best 197'-7," which would count as the United States' fifth-best mark this season, collegiate or professional, if it were an official throw.
For the Cowgirls, senior Mollie Dahl finished first in the shot put at 47'-1.50," while sophomore Shreese Daniels came in third at 44'-5.25." Daniels and senior Cody Milbourn also competed in the hammer throw with respective fourth- and 11th-place finishes.
Wyoming will compete next Saturday, April 13, at the Nebraska Quad. The meet is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. at University of Nebraska's Ed Weir Stadium in Lincoln, Neb.