Track & Field Competes at Jack Christiansen Invitational

April 24, 1999

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The University of Wyoming track and field teams each placed second on Saturday at the Jack Christiansen Invitational, held in Ft. Collins, Colo.

Colorado State won both the mens and womens competitions, with Wyoming second in each. Ten schools competed on the womens side and 14 teams were on the mens side.

Leading the way for the Cowgirls were Darby Goodspeed and Adelaide Harper. Goodspeed won the 400-meter intermediate hurdles with a time of 53.09 and placed third in the 100-meter dash. Harper won the 200-meter dash at 25.28.

Transfer Tomeca Brown took second in the 100-meter high hurdles with a time of 14.72 and the Wyoming 4 X 100 relay team also took second, timing in at 47.28. Four Cowboys won five events on the mens side. Buffalo native Joe Hall won the 5,000-meter run by over six seconds with a time of 15:20.30, while Gillette native Nathan McLeland won the 10,000-meter run at 33:23.70.

Freshman Justin Cavinee won the mens hammer throw with a mark of 169' 9". Cavinee also took second in the shot put with a throw of 50' 6 1/4".

Gregg Sawyer won two events for Wyoming, taking first in both the long jump and pole vault. Sawyer jumped 21' 9" to win the long jump by an inch and vaulted 16' 1" in winning the pole vault.

Also helping the Cowboy cause was Carlington Duncan, who took second in the 400-meter intermediate hurdles at 53.04.

The next action for Wyoming is at the Washington State Quadrangular on May 1 in Pullman, Wash. Also competing in the meet will be Washington State and Purdue.