May 27, 2010
AUSTIN, Texas -
At the end of the first day of the West Region NCAA Preliminary meet, the University of Wyoming Cowboys and Cowgirls had two qualify to run in the quarterfinals in their respective events.
"Afiya ran a comfortable race and qualified for the quarterfinals that will be run on Friday, while Kekoa ran a solid race to also move on," said head coach Don Yentes.
The Cowboys had two freshmen compete in the 100-meter dash that both failed to move on. Mario Harris and Stephen Michel finished 37th and 39th respectively with their tough start to the West Regional Meet. Meanwhile still on the men's side, freshman Lenyn Leonce finished 21st and was just three inches from making it to the finals.
"It was unfortunate, Lenyn jumped well but didn't have enough," said Yentes. "We also had Cowgirl Taylor Gardner come down with an injured foot and couldn't compete in the 400-meter hurdles."