SAN DIEGO -
Senior Holly Page and sophomore Audra DeStefano were Wyoming's highlights during Friday's events at the 2015 Mountain West Outdoor Track & Field Championships at the SDSU Sports Deck. Both ran to runner-up finishes in the 10,000 meters and steeplechase respectively, to help the Cowgirls sit fifth in the team standings with 27 points. The Cowboys are fourth with 43 points.
"Overall, I thought we competed quite well today," UW head coach Bryan Berryhill said. "A lot of the events that went final today went how we thought they would and I thought we got a fair amount of kids through to tomorrow's finals."
Page finished second in the 10,000 meters by crossing the finish line in the 34:52.40, the second-fastest time ever by any competitor at the MW meet, while DeStefano was second in the steeplechase for a second-straight year with a time of 10:24.34. Sophomore Megan Brunette was seventh in the 10,000 meters in 35:25.17, the third-fastest time in Cowgirl history. Wyoming's other all-time performance on the day came from junior Madison Seaman in the discus. Her personal-best throw of 159-10 placed her sixth on Friday and ranks seventh in Cowgirl history. Fellow thrower Shreese Daniels was third in the hammer after the senior notched a toss of 193-3.
In qualifying, sophomore Kerry White advanced to Saturday's final in the 800 meters with the fastest time in prelims at 2:09.81. Senior Erin Kirby ran the second-fastest time in the 400-meter hurdles at 1:00.30, while graduate student Hannah Lloyd qualified eighth at 1:02.12. Junior McKenzie Brogan advanced to the 400-meter final with a time of 56.37. New Mexico leads the 11-team women's field with 57 points, followed by Colorado State with 56, San Diego State with 47 and Utah State at 31.
Junior Tyler Anderson led the Cowboys in events that went final on Friday. He threw 194-1 in the hammer to place third. In qualifying, graduate students Harry Fisher and Thomas Atkinson and freshman Ricky Faure all advanced in the 800 meters. Fisher ran the top time in prelims at 1:49.14, while Atkinson clocked in at 1:49.31 and Faure at 1:50.21. Three Cowboys also made it into the final of the 110-meter hurdles. Sophomore Jordan Charles ran the fastest in the event on Friday at 14.50, while senior Colin Herold's 14.84 and senior Kyle Sullivan's 15.17 made the final as well. Junior Lance Loken ran 48.80 to advance in the 400 meters, while freshman Clay Carlson notched a personal-best 48.86 to advance in the event. Colorado State leads the seven-team men's field with 85 points, followed by Air Force with 58 and New Mexico with 51.
Saturday's final day of the meet begins at 11 a.m. MT with field events and running events at noon.