Wyoming Track and Field Team Opens Season With Intrasquad Meet

Dec. 9, 2000

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The University of Wyoming trackand Field team opened up its 2000-2001 season Saturday with anintrasquad meet at War Memorial Fieldhouse.

"I thought the team did a real good job for it being so early in theseason," said Wyoming head track and field coach Don Yentes. "We hadsome really nice performances today, it was a positive day and a greatway to get the season going."

The Cowboys had many noteable performances in their first outing of theseason. Quincy Howe won the triple jump (51"5 1/2") and the 55-meterhurdles (7.94), Jason Gervais won both the 35-pound weight throw (69'101/4") and the shot put (59'9"), Jason Hammond placed second in both the35-pound weight throw (67'2 3/4") and the shot put (58'3"), Mervin Swabywon the long jump (24' 3/4") and placed second in the 55-meter dash(6.37), Carlington Duncan won the 55-meter dash (6.36) and KevinSalverson won the 800-meter dash (2:04.88)

Sophomore Kima Wells led the Cowgirls by winning both the 55-meter dash(7.03) and the 200-meter dash (25.42), Julie Thomas placed second behindOlympian Dawn Ellerbe in the 20-pound weight throw (56' 1/2"), TomecaBrown won the triple jump (37'10 1/2") and the 55-meter hurdles (7.94)and freshman Andrea Batt placed second behind Ellerbe in the shot put(45'3 1/2").

"We're a little bit ahead of the game of where we were the past coupleyears at this point in the season." Yentes said.

The Bear Track Club from Greeley, Colo., also competed at theintrasquad meet.

The Wyoming track and field team will take the holidays off beforetraveling to Manhattan, Kan. for its first official meet of the seasonJan. 12-13, at the Kansas State Invitational.