Wyoming Track And Field Teams Compete At Kansas State All-Comers

Dec. 10, 1999


The University of Wyoming trackand field team competed at its second indoor meet of the season at theKansas State All-Comers meet, held in Manhattan, Kan.

The meet was dominated by the throwers from Wyoming. On the men'sside, Jason Gervais won the both the 35-pound weight throw and the shotput. Gervais had a throw of 70' 4 1/4? in the weight throw and 60' 5?in the shot put. Gervais automatically qualified for the NCAA NationalIndoor Championship with his effort in the weight throw andprovisionally qualified in the shot put.

Wyoming's Jason Hammond finished second in both events with marks of67' 11 in the 35-pound weight throw and 58' 5 1/4? in the shot put.

On the women's side, assistant coach Dawn Ellerbe won the 20-poundweight throw with an effort of 72' 5?. Graduate assistant Jesseca Crosswon the shot put with a throw of 58' 1/4?. Robin Lyons was the topplacer collegiately in the 20-pound weight at 65' 2?. Lyons wasfollowed up by Dana Dillon (62' 11 1/2?) and Julie Thomas (62' 6?).

In the shot put, Mary LeJour had a personal best by almost four feetwith a throw of 50' 3/4?. With that mark, LeJour provisionallyqualified for the NCAA Championships.

Also performing well for the Cowgirls were Jennifer Vessa and TomecaBrown. Vessa, a freshman, won the women's mile run with a time of5:17.15. Brown finished second in the 60-meter high hurdles (8.75) andthird in the triple jump (37' 7 3/4?).

Two other Cowboys won their individual events. Carlington Duncan wonthe 200-meter dash (22.00), easily defeating his competition. SophomoreMervin Swaby won the long jump with a leap of 22' 11?.

?We had a dominating performance by the throwers,? said Larry Judge,University of Wyoming head track and field coach. ?We had some greatmarks and a number of qualifying performances. The emotion of this meetreally got them going. We had lots of personal bests and this is greatway to go into our break.

?Tomeca Brown also performed well for the Cowgirls. She will be aleader for us in the field events and did well today. For the men,Carlington Duncan and Mervin Swaby both competed really well and hadstrong marks before our break.?