Track and Field Teams Have Solid Showings At Nebraska Quadrangular

May 7, 2001

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Another week and another Wyoming trackand field record falls. Cowgirl sophomore Kima Wells continued UW'sassault at the school record books by setting a new school record in the400-meter dash at the Nebraska Quadrangular in Lincoln, Neb.

Wells, a graduate of Star Valley High School in Afton, Wyo., placedfirst in the 400-meter dash with a time of 55.2, breaking the previousschool record of 55.71 set in 1980.

As a team, both the Cowboys and the Cowgirls placed third out of fourschools. Wyoming competed against Big Twelve Conference schoolsNebraska, Kansas State and Kansas. Host Nebraska won both the women'sand men's team standings.

"We had some nice performances today, it was a good meet for us," saidWyoming head coach Don Yentes. "We had a number of personal bestperformances and a number of athletes improve on their season best timesand marks which is great to see as we prepare for the conferencechampionships in a couple of weeks."

Wyoming athletes won nine individual events at the meet with theCowgirls winning five events and the Cowboys winning four. Senior JasonHammond had the most impressive performance for the Pokes by winning thehammer with a toss of 211-9. His mark set a new record at the Ed WeirOutdoor Track Stadium. Hammond also placed second in the shot put.

Junior Karal Davis picked up his first victory of the season in the400-meter dash with a time of 48.6. Senior Joe Hall won the 5000-meterrun with a time of 14:35.7 and senior Jason Gervais won the discus witha throw of 185-3 to round out the first place finishers for the Pokes.

Two Cowgirls, Stephanie Hanks and Leslie Jackson, made UW track andfield history by being the first women ever at Wyoming to compete andfinish the 3000-meter steeplechase. Hanks placed fourth out of five toset a school record in that event with a time of 11:53.2.

Joining Wells in the winners circle for the Cowgirls were juniorsprinter Fiona Lindo-Jeffrey in the 200-meter dash (24.1), sophomore KimDemers in the 400-meter intermediate hurdles (1:02.3), junior JulieThomas in the hammer (185-10) and freshman Andrea Batt in the javelin(157-1).

Only four Wyoming athletes, Hammond, Gervais, senior Derek Woodske andsophomore Seth Billy will travel to Modesto, Calif., for the ModestoRelays May 12. The rest of the Cowboys and Cowgirls will train for theMWC Outdoor Track and Field Championships May 16-19 in San Diego, Calif.

Wyoming Individual Results from the Nebraska Quadrangular:

Women's ResultsFinal Team Scores-1. Nebraska 197 points2. Kansas State 169.53. Wyoming 129.54. Kansas 109

100-Meter Dash3. Davina Stauss 12.16. Kelly Ann Charles 12.7

200-Meter Dash1. Fiona Lindo-Jeffrey 24.1

400-Meter Dash1. Kima Wells 55.24. Misha Piper 57.9

800-Meter Run9. Jennifer Vessa 2:22.011. LeeAnn Forbes 2:34.2

1500-Meter Run5. Jennifer Vessa 4:52.6

5000-Meter Run3. Stephanie Hanks 18:54.24. Leslie Jackson 19:19.7

100-Meter Hurdles4. Kelly Ann Charles 14.7

400-Meter Hurdles1. Kim Demers 1:02.36. Melissa Laycock 1:05.49. Liz Mickelson 1:20.1

3000-Meter Steeplechase4. Stephanie Hanks 11:53.25. Leslie Jackson 12:02.2

4x100 Meter Relay3. Wyoming 46.5

4x400 Meter Relay3. Wyoming 3:52.4

High Jump9. Dakota Smith 5-4 1/210. Lisa Throener 5-2 1/2

Pole Vault7. Stephanie Anderson 10-6

Long Jump6. Davina Strauss 19-01 1/2

Shot Put8. Andrea Batt 43-10 1/2

Discus6. Julie Thomas 130-7

Hammer1. Julie Thomas 185-106. Andrea Batt 153-9

Javelin1. Andrea Batt 157-17. Jorah Roylance 130-4

Men's ResultsFinal Team Scores-1. Nebraska 209 points2. Kansas State 163.53. Wyoming 1014. Kansas 96.5

200-Meter Dash5. Karal Davis 21.7

400-Meter Dash1. Karal Davis 48.6

800-Meter Run8. Kevin Salverson 2:00.29. Nick Schabron 2:02.4

1500-Meter Run7. Kyle Johnson 4:04.48. Cody Brown 4:05.19. Nick Schabron 4:15.3

5000-Meter Run1. Joe Hall 14:35.74. Chris Jons 15:52.6

400-Meter Hurdles2. Seth Billy 51.65. Shane Rasby 53.7

3000-Meter Steeplechase3. Jason Delaney 10:22.3

4x100-Meter Relay3. Wyoming 42.3

4x400-Meter Relay3. Wyoming 3:20.9

Shot Put2. Jason Hammond 57-11 1/46. Jason Gervais 51-78. Dan Williams 44-11

Discus1. Jason Gervais 185-35. Dan Williams 159-4

Hammer1. Jason Hammond 211-92. Derek Woodske 198-83. Jason Gervais 195-74. Dan Williams 173-11