Track Has Heightened Expectations at AF Invitational

Jan. 23, 2013

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LARAMIE, Wyo. - Approaching the midpoint of the indoor season, the Wyoming track and field squads look for continued improvement this weekend as they head to the Air Force Invitational in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Held at Air Force's Cadet Field House, Wyoming will face the Falcons, Colorado and Colorado State as well as select Division II schools in the Front Range.

"This meet will feature both multi-events and the usual indoor events," said Wyoming coach Bryan Berryhill. "We'll travel a lot of our athletes to give them great exposure and experience against top-notch competition. As always, the purpose is to progress toward the conference meet, so we want to see the athletes get better each week and show consistency in their performance."

Jenna Mann (pentathlon) and Kyle Sullivan (heptathlon) will represent UW on Thursday in the multi-events, with the 60-meter hurdles scheduled for a 1 p.m. start and the 800-meter run at 6:30. Friday's events begin at 9 a.m. with the 60-meter hurdles and the distance medley relays at 6:30. The meet concludes Saturday with the shot put beginning at 10 a.m. and the mile run finishing at approximately 4 p.m.

At the Potts Indoor Invitational last weekend in Boulder, Colo., , sophomore Shreese Daniels led the way for the Cowgirls by placing first in the weight throw at 61-10.50, her second-best throw of the year. Her personal best of 64-7 set at the Power Meet to open the year currently leads the MW and is 19th-best in the country. Kate Striepe participated in her first career 60-meter dash with a fourth-place finish, while junior Jenna Mann beat her personal-best shot put of 33-0.25 with a 34-9 on Saturday.

On the men's side, sophomore Kyle Sullivan placed 11th in the shot put with an indoor personal-best 42-1.25, topping his 40-4.25 from last year. He also tied for fourth in the high jump Friday with a 6-1.25. Senior Mark Sparks placed sixth in the weight throw with a distance of 59-0.75.