May 6, 2000
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The University of Wyoming track andfield team had some outstanding performances in the first day of actionon Friday at the Don Kirby Invitational, held in Albuquerque, N.M., andhosted by the University of New Mexico.
Wyoming junior Jason Gervais broke his own school record in the shotput with a throw of 63-11 1/2. That mark is over five inches furtherthan his previous record. Gervais won the event over Chima Ugwu, whohad a throw of 63-7 3/4 while unattached.
Max Charlemagne won the 400-meter dash with a time of 47.08, which isthe second-fastest time in school history. Wyoming athletes went 1-2-3in the event, as Seth Billy was second (47.97) and Cody Millemon wasthird (48.80). The school record is held by Darius Taruru, who ran a46.44 in 1977.
Wyoming went 1-2 in the 110-meter hurdles with Quincy Howe winning(15.07) and Shane Rasby placing second (15.16). Four other Cowboys andCowgirls won their individual events as well. Marie Le Jour won thejavelin (121-1), freshman Mandy Kinney won the shot put (49-1 3/4), JoeHall won the 5,000-meter run (15:08.72) and Mervin Swaby won the longjump with a leap of 23-11.
Along with Wyoming, athletes from New Mexico and New Mexico Statecompeted. There were also a number of unattached athletes competing.The meet continued on Saturday, but results were not available at presstime.