May 15, 2012
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Ten University of Wyoming track and field student-athletes and one relay team were awarded All-Conference honors, the Mountain West Conference announced Monday.
All-MW selections are given to the top three finishers in each event at the MW Outdoor Championships, which took place over the weekend.
Ekel was the first Wyoming champ in the 10,000-meter run in Mountain West history, finishing in a time of 31:06.54 to knock off defending champion Nicholas Kipruto of New Mexico. Plante notched a conference-best mark of 184 feet, 7 inches on his final throw to earn the title in the men's discus, becoming the Cowboys' second-ever MW champion in the event and their first since 2001. He claimed his third All-MW accolade.
James was third in the triple jump to earn his third outdoor All-MW honor. Miller and Zans were second in the 5,000- and 3,000-meter steeplechase, respectively, and Ferreira was the conference runner-up in the javelin.
Sophomores Jenna Mann and Candace Wollert were third in the heptathlon and the 800-meter run, respectively. The 4-by-400-meter relay team of Audrey West, Lindsey Simmons, Samantha Kee and Kirby was third earn the distinction.
Wollert and Kirby earned their second-straight All-MW honors.