2000-2001 Wyoming Track & Field Informational Press Release

March 5, 2001

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Next Up For Wyoming: Jason Gervais, Jason Hammond, Quincy Howe and DerekWoodske will travel to Fayetteville, Ark., March 9-10 for the 2001 NCAAIndoor Track and Field Championships. Gervais will compete in the35-pound weight throw, Hammond will compete in the 35-pound weight throwand the shot put, Howe will compete in the triple jump and Woodske willcompete in the 35-pound weight throw. Mervin Swaby may also compete inthe long jump if his provisional mark is high enough. The decision onSwaby will be made late Monday afternoon.

Wyoming Athletes Earn 18 All-Conference Honors: UW had a verysuccessful weekend at the MWC Championships with the Cowboys earning 12All-Conference performers and Cowgirls earning six All-Conferenceperformers. To earn All-Conference honorees, an athletes must place inthe top three in their event.

The Wyoming men who earned All-Conference honors are: Carlington Duncan(60-meter dash and 200-meter dash), Greg Schabron (3000-meter run),Mervin Swaby (long jump and triple jump), Quincy Howe (long jump andtriple jump), Jason Hammond (shot put and 35-pound weight throw), JasonGervais (shot put and 35-pound weight throw) and Derek Woodske (35-poundweight throw).

The Cowgirls who earned All-Conference honors were: Kima Wells(60-meter dash), Adelaide Harper (60-meter dash and 200-meter dash),Kelly Ann Charles (60-meter hurdles), Davina Strauss (long jump) andTomeca Brown (triple jump).

Five UW School Records Broken at MWC Championships: Wyoming athletesset five new school records at the 2001 conference championships. Onthe men's side, senior Carlington Duncan set two new school records inthe sprint events, setting a new record in the 60-meter dash (6.71) andthe 200-meter dash (21.17) and junior Quincy Howe broke his own UWschool record in the triple jump with a mark of 54-9 1/4. New women'srecords were set by junior Adelaide Harper in the 200-meter dash (24.97)and sophomore Kelly Ann Charles in the 60-meter hurdles (8.58).

Cowboys in the National Rankings: Wyoming's men's track and field teamis ranked 17th in the nation according to trackwire.com. The rankingsare based on the predicted number of points scored at the 2001 NCAAIndoor Track and Field Championships. Wyoming also has five athletesranked in the top twenty of their respective events.

Junior Quincy Howe has the third best triple jump mark in the nationthis season with a leap of 54-9 1/4. Howe's mark also ranks him 19th inthe world in the triple jump. Senior Jason Gervais has the fourth bestthrow in the 35-pound weight (73-0) throw which is also the fifth bestmark in the world this year. Senior Jason Hammond has the ninth bestthrow in the 35-pound weight throw and tenth best in the weight throw,senior Derek Woodske has the tenth best mark in the weight throw andjunior Mervin Swaby has the 20th best mark in the long jump this year.

Mountain West Conference Indoor Championships: For the secondconsecutive year Wyoming athletes Jason Gervais, Quincy Howe and MervinSwaby won individual conference titles in their respective events at theMountain West Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships. Gervais repeated as the conference champion in the 35-pound weightthrow with a season best toss of 73-0. Swaby repeated in the long jump,with a winning jump of 25-1 1/4. Howe won the indoor triple jump titlefor the third straight time with a mark of 54-9 1/2. Howe's jump brokehis own school record he set a week earlier and marked the third timethis season he set a new school standard in that event. Overall the Cowboys placed fourth with 127.5 points, just five pointsout of second place. BYU won the men's team race with 214 pointsfollowed by CSU with 132.5. The UW men had a very successful meet with the team earning 11All-Conference honorees. The Pokes also broke two school records, hadeight national qualifying marks and has seven individual runner-ups.Swaby was the co-high point male of the meet with 22 points. The Cowgirls placed fifth overall with 56 points, one point behindUtah. BYU's women won the women's conference title with 203 pointsfollowed by CSU in second with 141. Wyoming's women had three runner-ups at the championships with KimaWells placing second in the 60-meter dash, Adelaide Harper placingsecond in the 200-meter dash and Kelly Ann Charles finishing second inthe 60-meter hurdles. The Cowgirls had six All-Conference performers and broke two schoolrecords at the 2001 conference championships.