UW Ends Visit to California with Strong Beach Invite

April 21, 2013

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NORWALK, Calif. - After posting multiple personal bests at the Mt. SAC Relays, the Wyoming track and field team capped a successful week with additional solid marks at the Beach Invitational Saturday at Cerritos College in Norwalk, Calif.

Freshman Kereston Thomas highlighted the day for Wyoming as she earned UW's seventh best all-time mark in the 100-meter dash with an 11.90, moving up the list from her previous eighth-best UW time of 11.92 set earlier this season. The time was good for eighth place at the meet.

"It was a nice way to end the week of competition," said Wyoming coach Bryan Berryhill. "I thought we competed hard and did our best. We'll see how the rest of the country performed over the weekend, but hopefully we had a few earn NCAA qualifying marks as we get closer to championship season."

In the men's 110-meter hurdles, senior Brandon Douglass represented the program well with a fourth-place time of 14.32, nearly beating his career best of 14.29. In the men's long jump, senior Lenyn Leonce placed fifth at 24'-2.25," approaching his career-best distance of 24'-6.50."

Henry Ferreira gave a strong performance in the javelin throw as he finished eighth in the event at 197'-8.50," while discus throwers Paul Thomas (179'-7.75") and Joe Plante (179'-4.50") achieved respective fifth- and seventh-place distances. Thomas' mark nearly beat his career-best distance of 180'-3" set earlier this season.

The men's 4x100 relay squad of Stephen Michel, Leonce, Douglass and Colin Herold came in ninth place in 41.99 seconds. Cowgirl shot put thrower Mollie Dahl placed 10th in the meet with a solid mark of 47'-3."

Junior Sam Kee finished 14th in the women's 400-meter dash in 56.69, while freshman McKenzie Brogan placed 40th in 58.04. Kee's time nearly topped her personal-best time of 56.11 for the event.

Wyoming next travels to Fort Collins, Colo., for the Jack Christiansen Invitational that runs Friday and Saturday, April 26-27, at Colorado State's Jack Christiansen Track.