Cowboys in Second Following Initial Finals at '99 WAC Outdoor Meet

May 20, 1999


The second day of competition at the 1999 WAC Track and Field Championships wrapped up today in Ft. Collins, Colo., with the decathlon, heptathlon and 10,000 meter champions being crowned.

Senior Gregg Sawyer won the decathlon championship with a total of 7,025 points. Sawyer completes an indoor/outdoor season sweep, as he was also the WAC Indoor Pentathlon Champion this season. He will compete on Saturday in the open pole vault. Justin Smith finished sixth in the same competition with 5,595 points. Smith did not clear the minimum height in the pole vault, which was a major factor in his drop in the standing from the first day.

On the women's side Shelly Wedemeyer finished the day in eighth place with 4,017 points. Her javelin throw of 87' 9" is a season best. The overall winner was junior Aja Frary of San Diego State. She wrapped up the title with 5,152 points.

The finals of the 10,000 meter run were also held Thursday. Sophomore Joe Hall, from Buffalo, Wyo. finished sixth. Hall's time of 32:11.26 was his season best.. Nathan McLeland finished with a time of 33:57.43 to place 13th. Chris Jons also competed for Wyoming, finishing 15th with a time of 34:18.68.

In the team competition, the Cowboys are currently in second place with 16 points. Brigham Young leads the competition with 29 points. The Cowgirls are tied for ninth with Rice.