April 23, 2004
DES MOINES, Iowa -
Four Wyoming Cowgirl track athletes set two new school records at the 2004 Drake Relays, Friday in Des Moines, Iowa.
Cowgirl senior Kima Wells, a Alpine, Wyo. native, finished first in her heat of the prelim's of the women's 100 meter dash. She clocked in at 11.70 seconds, setting a new UW school record and qualifying for the 2004 NCAA Midwest Regional in the event. She breaks the previous record held by Adelaide Harper, 11.78, last season. Wells will compete in the finals of the event tomorrow.
The Cowgirl 4x400 meter relay team of Wells, Shauna Smith, Amanda Hopper and Jessica Fox also competed on Friday. They raced to a new school record in the prelim's of the event with a time of 3:33.01, the fastest time on the day. They will compete in the finals tomorrow night.
Tomorrow will also see junior's Jessica Fox and Shauna Smith will be competing in the invitational division's of their respective events. Fox will compete in the 400 meter dash and Smith is scheduled for the 400 meter hurdles. Now in its tenth decade, the 2003 Drake Relays had its 38th straight sellout this weekend in the 18,000 seat Drake Stadium-the longest streak in U.S Track History.