June 5, 2000
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
Both University of Wyoming men's andwomen's track and field teams recently placed in the Top 25 at the NCAAOutdoor Track and Field Championships. The Championships were held inDurham, N.C. this past weekend.
The Cowboys finished in the 21st spot with ten points, and the Cowgirlsplaced 23rd, also with ten points. Stanford claimed the men's team titlewith 72 points, while on the women's side Louisiana State held off USCto take the title with 58 points.
As a team, Wyoming finished with six All-American honors, three on themen's side and three on the women's. Senior Robyn Lyons earned herhonors over the week in the discus and hammer throw, along with DanaDillon who also placed in the hammer throw. Jason Gervais helped hiscause with a Top five finish in the discus and a Top 10 spot in the shotput. Junior Jason Hammond also earned his first outdoor All-Americanhonor with a ninth place finish in the shot put.
"It was good news on the team side with both teams finishing in the Top25," said head track and field coach Larry Judge. "The men finishedahead of conference rival Brigham Young, so we're excited about that. Itwas the third time that men have finished in the Top 25, twice at theindoor meet and now at the outdoor meet. It was the second time for thewomen this season as they also placed in the indoor championship"
"Overall, we're just really pleased. We felt like it was the firststep, as far as our goals for the program, in the right direction.Things have gone the way we've wanted to see them go, and now we justneed to make the improvements for next year and focus in on a betterfinish."