UW Track and Field Has Strong Showing at CSU Open

April 19, 2003

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The University of Wyoming track and field team turned in many strong performances at the Colorado State Open, in Ft. Collins, on Saturday.

The men's team came away with three event victories onthe day. Sophomore Freeman Charles won the 400 meter dashin a time of 50.56, senior John Griffith won the hammerthrow with a distance of 185' 9" and freshman BlakeJackson won the triple jump with a distance of 46' 9.5". Griffith also placed third in the shot put and fourth in the discus. He threw a distance of 51' 4.5" in the shot and 153' 3" in the discus. Sophomore Eric Suter threw the javelin a distance of 160' 5" to place second in the event. Sophomore's Brandon Inman and Bret Zowada placed second and third in the long jump, respectively. Inman jumped a distance of 21' 11" while Zowada placed thirdjumping 21' 2".

For the Cowgirls two athletes came away with second place finishes in the open. Senior Lisa Throener placed second in the high jump with a height of 5' 2" and junior Jody Sanborn finished second in the pole vault with vault of 11". Junior Cheryl Collen placed third in the 200 meter dash with a time of 26.38 and junior Lee Ann Forbes placed third in the 800 meter run (2:23.39). Also placing third were sophomore Erin Knecht in the 200 meter dash (61.39), senior Melissa Laycock in the long jump (15' 10.25") and freshman Leah Burke in the triple jump (35' 10.75").

The track and field team also competed at the Mt. SacRelays in Walnut, Calif. over the weekend. However, noresults were available at press time.

The team will travel back across the border to compete at Colorado State next weekend. The Gleen Morris Decathalon will be held the 24th and 25th while the Jack Christensen Invite will take place Saturday the 26th.