Cowgirl Relay Team Sets New School Record At Jack Christiansen Invite

April 30, 2001

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

A new school record was establishedby members of the Wyoming Cowgirl 4x100-meter relay team Saturday at theJack Christiansen Invitational in Ft. Collins, Colo. The relay team ofFiona Lindo-Jeffrey, Kima Wells, Kelly Ann Charles and Misha Piper ran awinning time of 46.05 in the 4x100-meter relay event which eclipsed theold record of 46.10 set last season.

As a team the Wyoming Cowboys and Cowgirls won a combined sevenindividual and two relay events at the invitational. Sophomore SethBilly just missed provisionally qualifying for the NCAA Championships inthe 400-meter intermediate hurdles with a winning and season best timeof 51.35.

Wyoming's men dominated the throwing events winning three of the fourdisciplines. Senior Derek Woodske took first in the hammer with a tossof 203-00, senior Jason Hammond won the shot put with a throw of 57-11and senior Jason Gervais placed first in the discus with a mark of192-11. Gervais also finished second to Hammond in the shot put.

The Cowgirls' three individual victories came from its talented groupof underclassmen. Sophomore Kelly Ann Charles won the 100-meter highhurdles with a time of 14.22 seconds. Sophomore Kim Demers made it asweep of the hurdle events for the Cowgirls with her first place finishin the 400-meter intermediate hurdles (1:01.80). Freshman Andrea Battcontinued her solid rookie season with a victory in the javelin with atoss of 150-4. The Wyoming women also won the 4x400-meter relay, makingit a clean sweep of the relay events.

Other solid performances for the Cowgirls were given by junior JulieThomas (second in the hammer), senior Davina Strauss (second in the longjump) and sophomore Lisa Throener who jumped a season best 5-5 in thehigh jump placing her second in the event.

"Overall it was a good day for the team," said Wyoming head coach DonYentes. "We had some hits and some misses today. The weather waspretty warm for what we are used to and I thought that took a toll onsome of our athletes."

The Cowboy and Cowgirl track and field teams return to competitionSaturday, May 5, in Lincoln, Neb., at the Nebraska Quadrangular.

Wyoming Individual Results from the Jack Christiansen Invitational :

MEN400-Meter Int. Hurdles1. Seth Billy   51.3512. Jay Olson   56.2715. Shane Rasby   56.69

400-Meter Dash3. Karal Davis 48.98

800-Meter Run10. Kevin Salverson 1:57.4617. Josh Jones 2:00.99

1500-Meter Run9. Kyle Johnson 4:04.5812. Cody Brown 4:08.4915. Nick Schabron 4:11.9920. Morgan McLeland 4:15.94

10,000-Meter Run3. Joel Hess 36:11.97

Hammer1. Derek Woodske 203-006. Dan Williams 172-7

Discus1. Jason Gervais 192-116. Jason Hammond 159-816. Dan Williams 144-4

Shot Put1. Jason Hammond 57-112. Jason Gervais 56-1 3/413. Dan Williams 45-6 1/2

Pole Vault9. Darren Niedermeyer 14-6

WOMEN100-Meter High Hurdles1. Kelly Ann Charles 14.224. Kim Demers 15.38

400-Meter Int. Hurdles1. Kim Demers 1:01.804. Melissa Laycock 1:06.077. Liz Mickelson 1:09.94

100-Meter Dash6. Fiona Lindo-Jeffrey 12.458. Misha Piper 12.6110. Davina Strauss 12.7614. Gelsey Polson 13.17

800-Meter Run12. LeeAnn Forbes 2:22.6016. Jennifer Mansell 2:25.42

1500-Meter Run21. Jennifer Vessa 5:04.5523. Stephanie Hanks 5:06.3125. Leslie Jackson 5:10.82

4x100-Meter Relay1. Wyoming 46.05

4x400-Meter Relay1. Wyoming 3:53.05

Hammer2. Julie Thomas 177-7

Discus6. Julie Thomas 137-0010. Andrea Batt 128-7

Shot Put5. Andrea Batt 45-8 1/2

Javelin1. Andrea Batt 150-43. Jorah Roylance 129-2

Long Jump2. Davina Strauss 18-116. Amber Perryman 15-10 1/2

High Jump2. Lisa Throener 5-55. Dakota Smith 5-39. Chan Johnson 5-1

Pole Vault4. Stephanie Anderson 11-006. Jody Sanborn 10-00