May 12, 2004
Las Vegas, Nev.- Wyoming's Bret Zowada is in sixthplace in the men's heptathlon competition after the first day of the2004 Mountain West Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships,hosted by UNLV at Myron Partridge Stadium/Sheila Tarr Smith Field inLas Vegas, Nev.
UNLV's Christine Spence is the surprise leader in the women'sheptathlon (3,297 points), while Devin Scoresby of BYU leads in thedecathlon (3,101 points).
Zowada, a junior from Lusk, Wyo., is 370 points behind first placewith 2,731 points. He posted the top performance in the 100 meter dashwith a time of 11.14 seconds, while also taking fifth in the high jumpclearing the bar at 6' 3 1/2".
In the women's heptathlon, UW's Ingvild Carstens is in 12th placeafter the first four events with 2,554 total points. Sophomore LeahBurke is in 15th place with 2,417 points.
The decathlon and heptathlon competition continues Thursday with theremainder of the events. On Friday, qualifying begins in several trackevents with finals set for Saturday.