March 29, 2013
LARAMIE, Wyo. - After opening the outdoor season last week in Greeley, Colo., the Wyoming track and field teams head to the Fum McGraw Quadrangular Saturday in Fort Collins, Colo.
With the meet scheduled for a 10 a.m. start, the squads will face stiff competition in athletes from Colorado, Northern Colorado and host Colorado State.
Hoping to peak at the end of the season, Wyoming coack Bryan Berryhill acknowledged the purpose of the meet is to simply hit better marks than the meet before.
"It's all about progressing every week," he said. "I was impressed with several athletes last weekend, especially our throwers. Considering how cold it was, the hurdlers did well and the sprinters had a good weekend, too.
"The competition will be better this week and the weather will be a little bit better. For the athletes looking for better marks, this weekend is a good opportunity to start."
Senior Joe Plante performed well last week at the Tom Benich Invitational by placing first in the discus throw at a distance of 186'-8," the nation's ninth-best mark. Sophomore Paul Thomas earned a personal-best 180'-3" in the discus for second place, which is UW's seventh-best all-time distance.
Freshman Kereston Thomas did well on the women's side with first-place finishes in both the 100- and 200-meter dashes. Her 24.32 in the 200-meter is Wyoming's eighth-best all-time mark for the event.