Kinney Competes At NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

June 2, 2000

LARAMIE, Wyo.- University of Wyomingstudent-athlete Mandy Kinney (Fr., Lawrenceville, Ga.) finished 14th in thewomen's shotput competition at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championshipsgoing on in Durham, N.C.

Kinney, a true freshman, had gone into the meet seeded 18th in theshotput, but had a throw of 48'-11.75" to finish 14th overall. According toUW Head Coach Larry Judge, "Mandy actually finished tied for 13th butfinished 14th on the second-best throw. For Mandy, it was an opportunity toearn experience at the NCAA-level as a true freshman and she turned in asteady performance. We were very pleased that she was able to get in thereand compete and she was very close to making All America."

After three days of competition, the UW women's team is in 16thplace with a total of ten points. The UW men's team, which has completedits events at the championships, is in 14th place with 10 points. Thewomen's team has one final competitor, Jorah Roylance (Jr., Charlo, Mont.),who will compete in the javelin throw on Saturday morning.

UCLA leads the women's competition with 44 points, while Stanford isin first place on the men's side with 36 points.