April 26, 2013
LARAMIE, Wyo. - With the league championships just a few weeks away, the Wyoming track and field teams travel to their last major meet of the season to compete at the Jack Christiansen Invitational Saturday in Fort Collins, Colo.
Wyoming participated in the Fum McGraw Quadrangular at Colorado State on March 30 as this will be the second time this season the Pokes will visit the Jack Christiansen Track.
UW throwers Shreese Daniels, Cody Milbourn, Joe Plante and Mark Sparks begin competition Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. with the hammer throw. The field events begin Saturday at 9 a.m., while the running events start at 10 a.m. with the 5,000-meter run. The meet will conclude at approximately 3 p.m. with the 4x400 relays.
"This is the biggest meet of the outdoor season that CSU hosts, so there will be a lot of people and some great competition," said Wyoming coach Bryan Berryhill. "It's the last big meet we'll compete in before conference, so it's important that we do well and continue to work for NCAA qualifications."
The Pokes are coming off a solid week at the Mt. SAC Relays and Beach Invitational in southern California where several personal and UW Top 10 marks were broken. Jenna Mann broke her own UW No. 2 all-time heptathlon point total with a 5,074 tally last Thursday.
In her first 10,000-meter run, sophomore Holly Page ran a 36:04.64, Wyoming's second best all-time mark for the event. Freshman Kereston Thomas earned UW's seventh best all-time100-meter dash with an 11.90 and UW's eighth best all-time mark in the 200-meter with a 24.15, both personal-best times.
Following the Jack Christiansen Invite, Wyoming will return to Laramie to host the Snowball Meet slated for Friday, May 3, at the Louis S. Madrid Sports Complex. The Pokes will face Northern Colorado and select athletes from CSU.