UW Tracksters Compete At Long Beach Invite And Mt. Sac Relays

April 16, 2000

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Wyoming had student-athletescompeting at two different meets Saturday in California. The Cowboysand Cowgirls participated in the Long Beach Invitational and the Mt. SacRelays.

At the Long Beach Invitational, the Cowboys were led by the throwers.Junior All-American Jason Gervais won the discus with a throw of 198'1". Gervais also placed second in the shot put (60' 9 1/2") and thirdin the hammer (203' 8").

Justin Cavinee also performed well for Wyoming, finishing second injavelin (170' 6") and sixth in the hammer (179' 5"). Junior JasonHammond placed third in the shot put (56' 5 1/4") and fourth in thehammer (190' 3").

In the 400-meter dash, Seth Billy placed fourth with a time of 53.21.And in the 200-meter dash, senior Carlington Duncan was fifth at 21.92.

On the women's side, the Wyoming team was led by senior Robin Lyons whowon the discus and placed second in the hammer. Lyons won the discuswith a throw of 172' 8" and her throw of 200' 4" in the hammer was goodfor second, behind graduate assistant Jesseca Cross who had a throw of201' 5".

Freshman Mandy Kinney threw very well for the Cowgirls. Kinney placedsecond in the discus (152' 4"), third in the shot put (48' 6") andseventh in the hammer (164" 7").

At the Mt. Sac Relays, which concluded on Sunday, Wyoming also receiveda strong performance from Gervais, who took second in the shot put witha mark of 59' 0". The men's 4 X 400-meter relay team broke the schoolrecord. The relay team of Seth Billy, Carlington Duncan, Cody Millemonand Max Charlemagne finished with a time of 3:10.70, cutting almost twofull seconds off the previous record.

Charlemagne placed fifth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 48.58.Millemon, a native of Rock Springs, finished sixth in the same eventwith a time of 49.38. Millemon is the school record holder in theevent. Quincy Howe, the school record holder in the triple jump, placedfifth at Mt. Sac with a jump of 50' 7 1/2".

Kima Wells, a native of Afton, placed third in the 100-meter dash witha time of 12.00. Wells, just a freshman, continues to shine for theCowgirls in the short sprints. Tomeca Brown finished fifth in the100-meter hurdles clocking in at 14.13. Two Cowgirls placed in the shotput. Kinney was fifth (47' 7 3/4") and Naomi Elliott was eighth (46'4").

The Cowboys and Cowgirls will be back in action on April 22 at theCowtown Classic in Greeley, Colo. The meet is hosted by NorthernColorado University.