Wyoming Track And Field Team Kicks Off Busy Weekend In California

April 15, 2000


The University of Wyoming track andfield team had a number of athletes compete at the Pomona-PitzerInvitational in Claremont, Calif., on Friday night. The Cowboys andCowgirls also competed in the Long Beach Invitational and the Mt. SACRelays on Saturday. The Mt. SAC relays will conclude on Sunday inWalnut, Calif.

At the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational, the Cowboys were led again by juniorthrower Jason Gervais. Gervais placed second in the discus (195' 10")and third in both the shot put (58' 8 1/2") and hammer throw (201' 0").In a very competitive field, Gervais showed that he is one of the elitethrowers at the collegiate level.

Jason Hammond also threw well for Wyoming, finishing seventh in theshot put (55' 10 1/4") and fifth in the hammer (198' 3"). Wyominggraduate assistant Kevin Mannon was the runaway winner in the hammer,with a winning distance of 232' 1", more than ten feet further than thesecond-place finisher.

In the triple jump, sophomore Quincy Howe placed third with a leap of48' 5 1/2". Although he finished third overall, Howe was the topcollegiate placer. Senior Carlington Duncan was third in the 200-meterdash, finishing with a time of 21.81. Wyoming also had a third-placefinish in the 400-meter hurdles, where Seth Billy finished with a timeof 52.38. In the 400-meter dash, Max Charlemagne was fifth at 48.28.

The Cowgirls also received some strong performances. In the shot put,freshman Mandy Kinney was fifth (47' 5 3/4") and Naomi Elliott wasseventh (45' 10"). Graduate assistant Jesseca Cross was the winner ofthe event, with a huge throw of 58' 1 1/4", more than six feet furtherthan any other thrower.

In the discus throw, senior All-American Robin Lyons was fifth (174'4") in flight one. Assistant coach Dawn Ellerbe won the discus,throwing 195' 5". In flight two, Kinney was fourth (150' 5") and MarieLe Jour was fifth (149' 9").

Wyoming had six athletes place in the hammer throw. Flight one sawLyons take 11th (190' 1") and senior Dana Dillon take 12th (179' 5").In flight two, Julie Thomas placed seventh (178' 1"), Le Jour was ninth(177' 0"), Elliott was 10th (167' 6") and Kinney placed 11th (155' 0").In the javelin, Wyoming had a good showing with Jorah Roylance placingfourth overall. With a throw of 142' 2", Roylance was the second-bestcollege thrower.

In the 100-meter dash, freshman Kima Wells, a native of Afton, placedthird with a time of 12.11. In the 100-meter hurdles, Tomeca Brown wassixth with a time of 14.35. The Cowgirl 4 X 100-meter relay team placedthird, clocking in at 46.42.

Results were not available for the Long Beach Invitational and the Mt.SAC Relays at press time. Complete results from those meets will beavailable on Sunday.