LARAMIE, Wyo. -
Junior Scott Carter won the triple jump and long jump to highlight 13 event titles for the University of Wyoming men's and women's track and field teams at the Power Meet on Friday afternoon on the Hager-LeBar Indoor Track at War Memorial Fieldhouse. The Cowboys took home wins in six events, while the Cowgirls won seven.
"I really liked the energy I saw from the teams today," UW head coach Bryan Berryhill said. "I saw a lot of student-athletes that were excited to get after it and ready to compete. We had to remind them after the meet that it's December 12th, so this meet wasn't meant to set personal bests, that is down the road. The great thing I saw today, though, was the energy and competitive spirit."
Carter posted a leap of 22-10 to claim first in the long jump, just one inch shy of his personal best, and went 48-8 1/4 to top the field in the triple jump. Junior Tyler Anderson added another win for Wyoming in the field events with a throw of 63-0 3/4 in the weight throw. On the track, senior Colin Herold paced the field in the 55-meter hurdles in 7.55, while graduate student Harry Fisher crossed the line first in the 800 meters in 1:52. Senior Jason Roascio won the 200 meters in 22.64.
For the Cowgirls, sophomore Mikalah Skates took top honors in the 55-meter hurdles in 7.96, just one tenth of a second away from the facility record. Three freshmen won events on the day in Melina Harris, Ashley Dodds and Day Timberman. Harris ran 25.97 in the 200 meters and Dodds 1:02 in the 400 meters, while Timberman leapt 36-11 3/4 in the triple jump. Junior McKenzie Brogan won the 800 meters in 2:18. Other field event victories for Wyoming included senior Shreese Daniels in the weight throw at 64-10 and junior Sabina Sandberg in the high jump at 5-5. Former Cowgirl Mollie Dahl won the shot put with a throw of 46-6 3/4.
Wyoming is now off until the Air Force Invite on Jan. 23-24 in Colorado Springs, Colo.