June 1, 2000
LARAMIE, Wyo. - The University of Wyoming Track andField team completed the second day of competition at the NCAA Outdoor Track& Field Championships with the men's team tied for sixth place with 10points and the women's team tied for seventh place, also with 10 points.
In the women's discus competition, Robin Lyons (Sr., Panoka,Alberta) once again earned All America honors with a throw of 169'08",placing her fifth overall. Seilala Sua of UCLA took top honors with a throwof 200'09". "It was a great performance by Robin as she was seeded 7th inthe competition going in so she broke the form chart and did an excellentjob for us. Right now the women have 10 points and we're on the way to aTop-25 finish with the women's shotput on Friday night with Mandy Kinney andthe women's javelin on Saturday with Jorah Roylance. I feel real good aboutthe way the women have done so far. Right now we've got three All Americahonors with Robin Lyons earning two and Dana Dillon earning one, and we'rereally having a great presence at these championships," said head coachLarry Judge.
On the men's side, Jason Gervais (Jr., Timmons, Ontario) finished7th in the men's shotput with a throw of 62'00.25", earning All Americahonors for the second day in a row. Gervais was followed by teammate JasonHammond (Jr., Fresno, Calif.) in 9th place with a throw of 60'05.25".Hammond also gained All America honors by finishing among the top eightAmericans. Joachim Olsen of Idaho finished first in the men's shotput witha throw of 66'05.75". Gervais was not as fortunate in the hammer throwcompetition, finishing 16th with a throw of 197'01", in an event won byLibor Charfreitag of SMU with a throw of 253'04".
"For the men, another good day for Wyoming. Two All Americas for Wyoming inthe shotput. For the men, we finished exactly where we were seeded.Anytime you can go to the nationals and keep the form chart, obviously youfeel good about it. You always want to break it, but if you can keep theform chart that usually means you are doing good things," according toJudge. "Hammond and Gervais are both juniors and will be back next year sowe feel real good about our chances. The men are finished with the scoringnow with ten points and we look like we're on the way to a Top-25 finish,"Judge continued.
The NCAA Championships continue on Friday with Wyoming's MandyKinney (Fr., Lawrenceville, Ga.) competing in the shotput, and Saturday,when Wyoming's Jorah Roylance (Jr., Charlo, Mont.) will participate in thejavelin.