April 25, 2000
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The Wyoming Cowboys and Cowgirlsdefeated the University of Northern Colorado in a home dual on abeautiful day in Laramie Tuesday. The men defeated the Bears 95-39 andthe women were victorious 103-65.
Three school records were broken on the day, with junior thrower JasonGervais breaking two. Gervais broke school records in the shot put anddiscus. In the shot put, Gervais outdid teammate Jason Hammond with athrow of 63' 6 1/4". Hammond, who also broke the previous school recordof 62' 5 1/4" held by Gervais, had a best throw of 63' 4 3/4". In thediscus, Gervais had a mark of 203' 6", bettering his own record by overfour feet. In the event, Gervais defeated former NCAA discus championCasey Malone of Colorado State, who had a throw of 197' 7". The thirdschool record was broken by Jorah Roylance, who had a huge throw of 163'1" in the women's javelin. That mark was almost twenty feet better thanthe previous school record, also held by Roylance at 144' 3".
Wyoming won 28 of the 33 events in the dual. Tomeca Brown performedvery well for the Cowgirls, winning two events. Harper jumped 37' 13/4" to win the triple jump and ran 14.25 on her way to winning the100-meter hurdle race. Davina Strauss continued to jump well in thelong jump, winning the event with a mark of 18' 1". Freshman Kima Wellsof Afton, Wyo., blew away the competition in the 100-meter dash with atime of 12.02. The second-place finisher was Fiona Lindo-Jeffrey of UW,who timed in at 12.42.
Sophomore Quincy Howe looked good on the men's side. Howe won thetriple jump (50' 4") and the 110-meter hurdles (14.87). Both marks showthat Howe will be a factor in the Mountain West Conference. Karal Davisin the 400-meter (48.99) and Carlington Duncan in the 200-meter (21.46)ran very well for the Cowboys on their way to victory.
"It was real nice to be at home and have a dual meet," said Wyominghead coach Larry Judge. "We couldn't have had a better day as far asthe weather goes. Being at home with good weather gave us theopportunity for some good performances. I was real impressed with ourwomen's showing. We competed very well and were obviously a littlehungry for this meet. Northern Colorado beat us in a quadrangular meetearlier this year, so it was nice to get some revenge.
"The big story today on the men's side was Jason Gervais, who had threepersonal bests," said Judge. "In the discus he beat former NCAA champCasey Malone, so that was real nice for us. The best performance of theday as far as personal bests was Jason Hammond in the shot put. Jasonhas been coming on for us and we're real excited that he broke throughwith that type of performance. I felt like it was a good day for us.We're starting to cut back our training load and our timing isimproving. I see some real good things ahead for our kids."