Wyoming Track and Field Team Competes at Falcon Twilite

May 7, 1999


The University of Wyoming track and field team traveled to Colorado Springs, Colo., on Friday to compete in the Air Force Falcon Twilite Invitational.

Seven Cowboys and Cowgirls won individual events in the non-scoring meet. Athletes from Air Force and Colorado State also competed.

On the men's side, senior Jason Medearis won the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.10. The closest competitor to Medearis was Cleveland McCray, unattached, who ran a 14.40. Medearis placed third in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 51.88.

Freshman Mervin Swaby won the long jump with a leap of 23' 3 1/4". Swaby won the event by almost a foot.

UW redshirt Jason Gervais won both the shot put (60' 1/4") and discus (185' 11"). Gervais was dominant in in both events. Gervais will be a junior for Wyoming next season.

Kevin Mannon also won an event for the Cowboys. Mannon, a senior, won the hammer with a throw of 221' 5". With that throw, Mannon won the hammer by over 30 feet. In other events, Mannon placed third in the shot put and fifth in the discus.

For the Cowgirls, four different athletes won their individual events.

Junior Robin Lyons won both the discus (169' 9") and the hammer (193' 11"). Lyons also took second in the shot put.

Perhaps the athlete of the meet on the women's side was Tamara Hawkins. Hawkins had a six-foot personal best in the hammer with a mark of 191' 6". In the shot put, Hawkins placed third.

The Cowgirl 4 X 100 team broke the school record by clocking in at 46.64. The old record of 47.74 took place in 1980.

Marie LeJour won the javelin, with a throw of 133' 4". That toss is a school record with the new javelin.

Darby Goodspeed won the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:01.28. School record holder Tomeca Brown won the triple jump with an effort of 37' 8".

"I was real impressed with a number of our performances," said Larry Judge, University of Wyoming head track and field coach. "This meet gave us a chance to really sharpen our skills.

"We performed very well, I was really impressed. The nice weather that we had helped the cause as well.

"At this meet, some of our individual kids shined. We had some outstanding performances on both the track and in the field events. This helped us in our preparations for the WAC Championships."

The next meet for Wyoming will be May 12 at the Northern Colorado Last Chance in Greeley, Colo.