UW Athletes Post Impressive Marks at Pomona Pitzer Invite

April 20, 2003

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Athletes from the University ofWyoming track and field team's spilt up into three groups this weekend tocompete in three different meets; CSU Open in Fort Collins, Mt. Sac Relaysin Walnut, Calif. and the Pomona Pitzer Invite in Claremont, Calif. At thePomona-Pitzer Invite three UW competitors set personal career records.

Senior Kelly Ann Charles shined for the Cowgirls as she qualified for theNCAA Regional in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 14.10 seconds. Thetime was good enough for seventh place and was a personal record forCharles. In the javelin, senior Andrea Batt finished in the Top 10 with amark of 133' 4". Sophomore Courtney Schlegel recorded an impressive mark of36' 11" in the triple jump to finish 11th in the event. Freshman JenniferThompson turned in a personal season best in the 1500 meter run with a timeof 17:49.79, good enough for 13th place.

For the Cowboys, sophomore Brad Vodicka took home fifth place in the shotput with a career best mark of 53' 8.5". In the 5000 meter run, freshmanMicheal Huntington ran a time of 14:57.35 to earn seventh place, whileteammate Matt Hudson ran a career best 3:56.99 in the 1500 meters.

"They turned in some great performances," said UW head track and fieldcoach Don Yentes. "It is always great to see athletes set personal recordsand qualify for the NCAA meet. Hopefully, the improvements we are makingwill continue."

The Cowboys and Cowboys will send their full squads to Fort Collins, Colo.,April 24-26, for the Glenn Morris Decathlon and Jack Christensen Invite.

Complete Wyoming Results From Pomona Pitzer Invite

Women's 5000 Meter RunJennifer Thompson13th17:49.79

Women's 100 Meter HurdlesKelly Ann Charles7th14.10

Women's Triple JumpCourtney Schlegel11th36' 11"

Women's Javelin ThrowAndrea Batt9th133' 4"

Men's 1500 Meter RunMatt Hudson29th3:56.99

Men's 5000 Meter RunMichael Huntington7th14:57.35

Men's Shot PutBrad Vodicka5th53' 8.5"

Men's DiscusTim Russell19th157' 10"