April 17, 2005
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The University of Wyoming track and field teams finished up competition on Sunday at the 2005 Mount San Antonio College Relays in Walnut, Calif. The Mount SAC Relays is one of the premier outdoor track meets in the country and features the top athletes from the top conferences.
The Cowgirl 4x100-meter relay team continued to prove that they are among the elite with their second place finish and a time of 45.88. The team consisted of seniors Shauna Smith and Jessica Fox, junior Janine Brathwaite, and sophomore Amanda Hopper. Fox also competed in the womens 400-meter Olympic Division race where she placed fifth with a time 53.97. The Olympic Division races feature the best runners in the nation and previous Olympians. Senior Ainsley Thrailkill ran a season best in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:02.39 that was good enough for 13th place. Cowgirl sophomore Aniis Hopkins ran a time of 15.22 in the 100-meter hurdles and a 20th place finish, while Hopper finished 25th in the 200-meters with a time of 24.50.
Brathwaite leaped to a personal best jump of 19' 1-1/4" in the long jump which proved to be good enough for eight place. She then finished 29th in the 100-meters with a time of 12.66. Junior Courtney Schlegel finished 14th in the triple jump with a leap of 38'3-1/4".
For the Cowboys sophomore Tyg Long had a good day in both the discus and the shot put. Long finished seventh in the shot put going 53'9-3/4" and 12th in the discus with a heave of 151'. Senior Kyle Herl ended up 13th in the hammer throw with a toss of 203' 9 3/4"while senior Zach Schaefer finished 16th with a season best throw of 190' 9".
Wyoming track and field also sent five athletes to the Springco Long Beach Invite in Long Beach, Calif. Freshman Sharon Larrier ran a NCAA Regional Qualifying time of 54.35 in the 400-meters. This time was good enough for second place and also was a personal record. Junior Emerald Reid and senior Natalie Kean finished second and third in the 10,000-meters. Reid's time was 38:11.58 while Kean crossed the line in 38:26.32. Junior Jermaine Kelly wound up seventh in the 400-meters with a time of 48.79 and sophomore Dominic Baysinger's time of1:53.93 placed him 16th in the 800-meters.
UW track and field will continue competition next weekend when they travel to Fort Collins, Colo. for the Jack Christenson Invite on April 23. The Wyoming multi-event athletes will also be in Fort Collins for the Glenn Morris Multi-event on April 21-22.