FORT COLLINS, Colo. -
The University of Wyoming men's and women's track and field teams combined for several personal bests on Saturday at the Jack Christiansen Invite in Fort Collins, Colo., and the Triton Invite in San Diego, Calif.
"I think when you look at this weekend as a whole it was solid, but we need to get better before our home meet next weekend," UW head coach Bryan Berryhill said. "We looked a little flat after having last weekend off. The kids were trying, but we didn't see the results we'd like to. We are getting to that part of the season where we need to perform better."
Junior Lance Loken was the only UW student-athlete to record an all-time top-10 performance on the day, as his personal-best 48.04 in the 400 meters placed him third at CSU and moved him to eighth in Cowboy history in the event. Fellow junior Dylan Morin ran a personal-best 3:52 in the 1,500 meters for third, while senior Kyle Sullivan and redshirt freshman Isaac Kiefer notched personal bests in the 110-meter hurdles and 800 meters, respectively. Sullivan ran 14.75 for fifth and Kiefer ran 1:55 for the same place. Senior Paul Thomas threw a season-best 178-7 in the discus for third, while junior Tyler Anderson was fourth in the hammer at 191-3.
Sophomore Mikalah Skates, senior Holly Page and sophomore Kerry White earned event victories for the Cowgirls. Skates crossed the line first in the 100-meter hurdles in 14.11, while White did the same in the 800 meters in 2:10 and Page in the 1,500 meters in 4:35. Sophomore Megan Brunette ran a personal-best 17:29 in the 5,000 meters for second, while senior Devon England was right behind in third in a personal-best 17:35. Freshman Heidi Pfoor rounded out UW's personal bests with a time of 1:04 in the 400-meter hurdles. Senior Audrey West was runner-up in the long jump in 18-9 3/4, while senior Shreese Daniels and freshman Hannah Carr were fourth in the hammer and discus, respectively. Daniels threw 184-11 to 149-6 for Carr in the discus.
At the Triton Invite, senior Erin Kirby was runner-up in the 400-meter hurdles in 59.32 and sophomore Jordan Charles ran a season-best 14.17 in the 110-meter hurdles for fifth. Junior Scott Carter posted a season-best 49-3 3/4 in the triple jump for third place.
Wyoming makes its final preparations for the Mountain West Outdoor Championships by hosting the Cowpoke Open on Friday at the Louis S. Madrid Sports Complex. Events begin at 10 a.m. MT.