Wyoming to Compete at Air Force Invite this Weekend

Jan. 20, 2016

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

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For the first time this semester, the full University of Wyoming men's and women's track and field teams will compete, as the Cowboys and Cowgirls head to the Air Force Invite this weekend. Wyoming opened the indoor season hosting the Power Meet on Dec. 11 and sent just a handful of student-athletes to last Saturday's Potts Invite in Boulder, Colo. Both teams trained well over the holiday break, though, according to UW head coach Bryan Berryhill, and will now look to build on that solid base. Friday's events in the Cadet Field House at the Academy begin at 12 p.m. MT, while Saturday's start at 11 a.m. Fans can follow live results through GoWYO.com.

"It will be nice to see improvement from December from those athletes that competed here and, for the groups that haven't opened up yet, it will be nice to see them convert their hard work they put in over winter break into good marks.," Berryhill said. "This is typically a pretty competitive meet all around."

Last Time Out: UW's Davis Runs Fifth-Fastest 60 Time in Cowgirl History
Redshirt freshman Jerayah Davis ran the fifth-fastest 60 meters in school history to pace the University of Wyoming men's and women's track and field teams at the Potts Invite last Saturday in Balch Fieldhouse. The Cowboys and Cowgirls sent a handful of jumpers, sprinters and hurdlers to the first meet of the spring semester.

"I was really proud of Jerayah," UW head coach Bryan Berryhill said. "This was just her second race in the last two years because of some adversity with injuries, so for her to run the fifth-fastest time is impressive. It makes us excited to see what she can do in the future."

Davis' personal best time of 7.58 in the 60 placed her second in the field last Saturday and moved her to fifth in Cowgirl history in the event in just her second meet in brown and gold. The Casper, Wyo., native's time ranked fourth in the Mountain West. Freshman Ashley Snyder was just behind her at 7.80 for third, while fellow freshman Jordan Edmonds was fourth in 7.82. The Cowgirls got event titles from junior Mikala Skates in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.06 and freshman Ja'la Henderson in the long jump with a leap of 18-11 3/4. Sophomore Day Timberman was runner-up in the triple jump at 36-10 1/4, while senior Sabina Sandberg was third in the high jump at 5-5.

For the Cowboys, senior Scott Carter won the triple jump with a season-best leap of 50-2 1/2, good for second in the MW this season, while freshman Kyle Alexander was second at 43-7 1/4. Junior Caleb Seeton was third in the 60-meter hurdles in 8.51 and freshman Ryan Younggreen was fifth at 8.98.

Rewriting Wyoming's All-Time Top 10
Wyoming had one all-time top-10 performance at the Potts Invite last Saturday. Redshirt freshman Jerayah Davis ran 7.58 in the 60 meters to tie for fifth in Cowgirl history. The meet was just her second in brown and gold. The current Cowboy roster owns 15 individual top-10 marks in Wyoming's indoor history, while the current Cowgirl roster has 21. The two squads have 61 entrees between the two programs and the two seasons.

Checking the Indoor Rankings
Three Cowboys and two Cowgirls currently rank in the NCAA's top 50 of an event. Junior Jordan Charles is the top Cowboy at No. 13 in the 60-meter hurdles in 7.90. Freshman Emelda Malm-Annan is the top Cowgirl at No. 22 in the weight throw with a toss of 64-3 1/4. Charles and Malm-Annan also are first in the MW in those events. In the team rankings, the first USTFCCCA indoor regional team rankings will be released on Jan. 25.

Natives of the Equality State
Wyoming's track and field roster of 101 student-athletes features 49 native of the Equality State, more than the combined total of all other sports at UW. Berryhill's group also has strong ties to the state of Colorado with 22 natives of the Centennial State on the current roster.

Next Up
Wyoming hosts Montana State for the Powder River Dual on Jan. 30 in Gillette, Wyo.