Throwers Provide Good Start for UW at Jack Christiansen Invite

April 26, 2013

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FORT COLLINS, Colo. - In its second visit to Colorado State in a month, the Wyoming track and field team is off to a strong start to the Jack Christiansen Invitational following Friday's hammer throws in Fort Collins, Colo.

The women's side was led by sophomore Shreese Daniels, who came in third place with a personal record of 177'-8," beating her former best of 173'-9" by almost four feet and providing six points for the Cowgirls. Senior Cody Milbourn also had a nice hammer throw of 172'-9.25," which placed fourth in the field for five team points.

The Cowgirls sit one point behind Colorado for the team lead on the women's side. CU's Emily Hunsucker placed first in the field at 197'-12."

Senior Joe Plante led the Cowboys with a second-place mark of 193'-9.25" for eight team points. Fellow senior Mark Sparks placed 12th in the group with a distance of 170'-11."

The Cowboys' eight points are also second place to CSU's 14 points. Unattached Andrew Loftin paced the field at a distance of 232'-8.25."

"Shreese had a nice personal record, so it's a good sign heading into the conference meet in two weeks," said Wyoming associate head coach Paul Barrett. "Unfortunately, we had some sector foul issues on big throws, so that was a bit frustrating, but overall we saw good signs heading into championship season."

The Jack Christiansen Invitational continues Saturday with the open field and running events. The field events begin at 9 a.m., while the running events start at 10 a.m. with the 5,000-meter run. The meet will conclude at approximately 3 p.m. with the 4x400 relays.