Jessica Fox Represents Wyoming at U.S. Olympic Trials

July 12, 2004

Sacramento, Calif. -- Cowgirl junior Jessica Fox endedher 2004 track and field season Monday at the U.S. Olympic Track andField Team Trials in Sacramento, Calif. Fox finished 18th in thequarterfinals of the 400 meter dash, she needed to place in the top 16to move on to the semifinals.

Fox, a native of Burns, Wyo., crossed the finish line in 53.11seconds and missed a spot in the semifinals by more than half asecond. Sanya Richards of the Nike team turned in the top time, 50.22seconds, followed by Monique Hennagan in 50.31 seconds. DeeDee Trotterof Tennessee raced to a third place performance of 50.52 seconds.

"Jessica had a great year, and considering how she battled throughso many injuries she had a terrific year," said UW head track andfield coach Don Yentes. "We are extremely proud of her, but now itis time for her to get healthy and ready for next season."

Fox struggled during the outdoor season due to nagging foot problems.However, she still managed to earn All-Mountain West Conference honorsin the 200 and 400 meter dashes, and also helped the Cowgirl 4x100 and4x400 relay teams set new UW records and earn All-MWC honors. Sheearned All-American honors during the indoor season in the 400 meterdash and took home the indoor MWC title in 200 meter dash.