April 6, 2002
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
Five members of the University ofWyoming track and field team competed against some of the best athletesin the nation this weekend when they participated in the prestigiousTexas Relays in Austin, Texas. UW junior All-American Quincy Howe hadthe best showing among the Wyoming squad, placing seventh in the "A"group of the triple jump with a season best leap of 52-1 3/4.
Cowboy Mervin Swaby also had a strong showing, placing second in the"B" group of the long jump event with a mark of 24-7 3/4. The juniorcompeted in the triple jump as well but fouled on all three of hisattempts. Junior Seth Billy ran to a time of 52.50 in the 400-meterintermediate hurdles, placing 14th overall.
Two Cowgirls, senior Adelaide Harper and junior Kelly Ann Charles, alsocompeted at the Texas Relays. Harper placed 52nd overall out of 86entrees in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.49. Charles trippedover the fourth hurdle in the women's 100-meter low hurdle event andfailed to finish.
"We didn't have our best meet but it was a great experience for theseathletes," said Wyoming head coach Don Yentes. "I thought Quincy(Howe) and Mervin (Swaby) really had some solid jumps, they're startingto get things going a little. Seth (Billy) was slow out of the blocksin his race which made things tough for him. Adelaide (Harper) knew shedidn't run her best race and unfortunately for Kelly Ann (Charles) shehit a hurdle and wasn't able to finish the race."
Wyoming's tracksters will next compete at the Air Force InvitationalApril 13 at Colorado Springs, Colo.