Charles and Brogan Impress in 400 Hurdles on Saturday

April 23, 2016

BERKELEY, Calif. - Junior Jordan Charles and senior McKenzie Brogan both moved up the University of Wyoming’s all-time top-10 list in the 400-meter hurdles during Saturday’s Brutus Hamilton Challenge. The duo combined to win the men’s and women’s race at the high-end meet.

Charles ran a personal-best 51.49 on the men’s side to move up to sixth in Cowboy history. His time is second fastest in the Mountain West this season and 29th in the NCAA. Brogan was just as impressive on the women’s side with a personal-best 59.40 to advance to fifth in Cowgirl history. Her time is also second fastest in the MW this season and 57th in the NCAA. Charles also finished runner-up in the 110-meter hurdles in 13.90, just one tenth of a second away from a career best.

Other highlights for the Cowgirls included senior Sabina Sandberg winning the high jump with a leap of 5-8, just three quarters of an inch away from her personal best. Freshman Allegra Carson tied her best mark in the triple jump with a mark of 38-1 1/4, which keeps her eighth in Cowgirl history in the event. Sophomore Day Timberman leapt a personal-best 37-4 1/2 in the event. Junior Cassidy Meade ran 2:10.8 in the 800 meters to finish five tenths away from her career best.

For the Cowboys, sophomore Garrett Lynch placed fifth in the shot put with a throw of 50-6 3/4 and sixth in the discus at 155-6. Freshman Bryce Ailshie was seventh in the 800 meters in 1:51.2.

Wyoming’s full squads will be back in action when the Cowboys and Cowgirls host the 7220 Invite on Friday at the Louis S. Madrid Sports Complex in Laramie. Events are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. MT.