UW Track Takes Runner-Up Honors In Front Range Championships

May 4, 2012


Front Range results Get Acrobat Reader

It was a day of season bests for the University of Wyoming track and field teams Friday, as the Cowboys and Cowgirls performed well in a field with regional foes. The Wyoming men were second out of six teams with 90 points, while the UW women were second out of six teams with 140 points.

"I thought we had some good performances, especially with kids coming off finals week," Wyoming coach Don Yentes said. "They did a nice job overall."

Cowgirl highlights
Senior Chantel Bernabo was third in the 100-meter dash with a season-best mark of 12.14 seconds and freshman Samantha Kee was first in the 200 dash, with a season-best time of 24.50. Freshman Audrey West was second in the 400 dash (57.11), while sophomore Natalie Hurst was fourth in the same event. Sophomore Andrea Klimowski was third in the 800, 2:20.43.

Freshman Holly Page was tops in the 1,500-meter run, 4:38.72. Sophomore Jenna Mann blazed to a 13.95-second mark (wind-aided) in the 100-meter hurdles, a season-best. Mann was first in the long jump, hitting 18 feet, 1.75 inches. That is UW's best mark this season. Sophomore Emily Moore was second in the triple jump with a personal-best mark of 38-10.25.

Sophomore Erin Kirby earned a season best in the 400-meter hurdles, winning the event with a time of 1:00.51. She was followed by junior Diana Long (1:00.62) and sophomore Taylor Gardner, 1:01.93.

The UW women swept the shot put, going 1-2-3. Junior Mollie Dahl was first after she hit a personal best in the shot put with a toss of 49-5.50, which is fifth in UW history. She was followed by Ashley Hutchinson and Shreese Daniels.

"Mollie blasted a big PR in shot and the throws crew had a solid effort overall," Wyoming throws coach Paul Barrett said.

Cowboy highlights
Junior Joe Plante won the discus with a toss of 179 feet in what Barrett called challenging conditions.

Junior Travis Gunderson was first in the 100 dash with a season-best time of 10.74 (wind-aided), and was fifth in the 200, 22.19. Junior Ken Lane was fourth in the 800 (1:56.63) and senior Nick Ekel was first in the 3000, 8:29.31, which was a personal best.

Junior Michael Tasker was fourth in the 110 hurdles (14.64) and sophomore Colin Herold was fifth, 14.66. Both marks were season bests. Junior Aaron Praska was second in the 400 hurdles, crossing the line with a season-best time of 54.24.

The quartet of Gunderson, Jason Roascio, Stephen Michel and Brandon Douglass was first in the 4-by-100-meter relay with a time of 41.75. Junior Jaymes Talkington was first in the triple jump, 48-2. Junior Mark Sparks was fifth in the hammer throw, 177-2.

The Cowboys and Cowgirls will compete next in the Mountain West Conference Outdoor Championships on May 9-12.