UW Track And Field Competes At Cowtown Classic

May 4, 2003

Greeley, Colo. - University of Wyoming track and fieldathletes competed at the UNC Cowtown Classic in Greeley, Colo. Saturday. UWwalked away with six event titles at the meet which featured collegiatetrack and field teams from Northern Colorado, Colorado State and SouthDakota Tech.

Three Cowgirls took first place in their respective events. Junior AmberPerryman notched first place honors in the long jump with a mark of 16' 8".Sophomore Courtney Schlegel leaped her way to the top spot in the triplejump with a distance of 36' 11". Sophomore Melissa Vallejos won the hammerthrow with her mark of 165' 10". Junior Andrea Batt took second place in twodifferent events on Saturday with distances of 158' 11" in the hammer throwand 153' 6" in the discus.

Three Cowboys took the top spot in their events as well. Freshman RobertHarris ran a season best time in the 400 meter dash, 47.96, to take firstplace. Senior John Griffith's distance of 191' 10" in the hammer throw is aseason best mark for the Cowboys, as well as a personal record for theSheridan, Wyo. native. Freshman Blake Jackson jumped to a measure of 47' 9"to take the top spot in the triple jump.

The Cowboys and Cowgirls now look to prepare for the 2003 Mountain WestConference Outdoor Track and Field Championships, May 14-17 in Albuquerque,N.M.