2000-2001 Wyoming Track & Field Informational Press Release

Jan. 29, 2001

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Next Up For Wyoming: The Wyoming men's and women's track and field teams will travel toGolden , Colo., Saturday, Feb. 3, for the Bob Davies Invitational.

Four Cowboys Ranked Nationally: Four Wyoming track and field athletesare ranked nationally in their respective events.

Quincy Howe has the fourth best mark in the nation in the triple jump,Jason Gervais is fifth in the 35-pound weight throw and eighth in theshot put, Derek Woodske is sixth in the 35-pound weight throw and JasonHammond is seventh in the weight throw and tenth in the shot put.

Western Collegiate (Jan. 26-27): Three UW athletes recorded first-placefinishes in their respective events at the two-day Western Collegiatetrack meet in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Senior Jason Gervais placed first in the 35-pound weight throw with atoss of 66' 9 3/4". Junior Julie Thomas won the 20-pound weight throwwith a mark of 57' 3", and junior Adelaide Harper won the 200-meter dashwith a time of 24.78 seconds.

As a team the Cowboys placed sixth out of eight Division I schools with66 points. Colorado State won the men's meet with 106 points. TheCowgirls placed a little better than the men, taking fourth our of eightteams with 56 points. CSU made it a sweep of the team events with thewomen taking the women's meet with 162.50 points.

UW had many outstanding individual performances despite the teamscores. Sophomore Kima Wells continued to run strong placing second inthe 60-meter dash with a time of 7.56 seconds. Senior Greg Schabrontook second in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 15:21.22 and juniorMervin Swaby placed second in the long jump with a mark of 23' 10".

Other top five finishers for UW were Fiona Lindo-Jeffrey in the60-meter dash (fourth), Chan Johnson in the women's high jump (third),Davina Strauss in the long jump (fifth), Andrea Batt in the shot put(fifth), Seth Billy in the 400-meter dash (fourth), Carlington Duncan inthe 60-meter dash (fifth) and the 200-meter dash (fourth), DarrenNiedermeyer in the pole vault (fourth) and Derek Woodske in the 35-poundweight throw (third).

Wyoming Invitational (Jan. 20): Two War Memorial Fieldhouse recordsand one Wyoming school record were broken Saturday, Jan. 20 at theWyoming Invitational in Laramie.

Junior Quincy Howe set a new UW school record and a new fieldhouserecord in the triple jump with a leap of 53-1/2. The jump is was onecentimeter off the automatic qualifying mark for the NCAA Championships.

Senior Greg Schabron shattered the fieldhouse record in the 3000 meterrun, with a time of 8:49.56, breaking the old record of 8:53.03 set in1996.

Wyoming athletes had a very successful meet against Colorado State,winning 15 individual events and one relay. Despite winning numerousevents, both teams fell to CSU. As a team, the Wyoming men narrowlylost to Colorado State 74-71, and the women lost 80-69.

Yentes Says: The following are quotes from UW head track and fieldcoach Don Yentes following the Western Collegiates:

"Overall I was pleased with some of our individual performances. Atthis point in the season I'm not to concerned with the team scores,we'll concentrate on that at the conference meet. As for now I justwant to see our athletes continue to improve and perform like they'reexpected to."