Zowada, Carstens Wrap Up Decathlon/Heptathlon Competition At 2004 MWC Outdoor Championships

May 13, 2004

Las Vegas, Nev. - Wyoming's multi-event athletescompleted competition in the decathlon and heptathlon events at thesecond day of the 2004 Mountain West Conference Outdoor Track andField Championships, hosted by UNLV at the Myron Partridge Stadium inLas Vegas, Nev.

Cowboy junior Bret Zowada finished the championships in seventh placewith 6,249 points. His highest finish on the day came in the javelinthrow, where he placed fourth with a distance of 156'2". Heturned in a season best time of 16.26 in the 110 meter hurdles,placing seventh in the event.

Curtis Pugsley, a senior from BYU, improved on his second placestanding from yesterday to win the decathlon with a score of 7,462.This is the second highest score in MWC history.

For the Cowgirls, sophomore Ingvild Carstens managed to climb up fromher 12th place showing on Wednesday to finish seventh overall with4,478 points, the fourth highest point total in school history. Sheclosed out the second day by posting season best performances in thelong jump, 16' 10 1/2", the javelin throw, 115' 6" and the 800meter run, 2:25.43.

San Diego State's Janine Polischuk claimed the heptathlon title inthe closest margin in conference history by scoring 5,210 points. Shefinished just ahead of Christine Spence of UNLV, who finished with5,194 points.

The championships continue tomorrow with preliminary and finalsaction in both field and running events.