COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Cowboys and Cowgirls who hail from the Equality State earned eight of the 14 All-Mountain West honors the University of Wyoming collected on Monday when the league office announced the accolades. All-conference selections were awarded to the top-three finishers in each event at last weekend's MW Outdoor Track & Field Championships in San Diego.
Senior Erin Kirby of Evanston, Wyo., highlighted the nine honors for the Cowgirls with two All-MW accolades. Kirby placed second in the 400-meter hurdles in 59.61 and teamed with junior McKenzie Brogan, senior Audrey West and freshman Kim Robertson to finish runner-up in the 4x400-meter relay. The quartet ran the race in 3:41.77, the eight-fastest time in Cowgirl history. West hails from Star Valley, Wyo., while Robertson is from Lovell, Wyo. The Cowgirls also got second-place finishes from sophomores Audra DeStefano and Kerry White and senior Holly Page. DeStefano, a native of Gillette, Wyo., ran 10:24.34 in the steeplechase, while White crossed the line in the 800 meters in 2:09.66. Page finished the 10,000 meters in 34:52.40. Senior Shreese Daniels was third in the hammer at 193-3.
For the Cowboys, freshman Ricky Faure of Rock Springs, Wyo., was one of five All-MW honorees. Faure ran the MW meet's fifth-fastest 800 meters in 1:48.79 to win the event. Graduate student Harry Fisher was right behind him in 1:49.16 for third. Senior Kyle Sullivan of Powell, Wyo., was third in the decathlon with 6,949 points, the sixth-highest point total in Cowboy history. Junior Tyler Anderson, a native of Lovell, Wyo., was third in the hammer after throwing 194-1, while sophomore Jordan Charles claimed third in the 110-meter hurdles in 14.50.
Wyoming head coach Bryan Berryhill's student-athletes have earned a total of 45 All-MW accolades during the outdoor season in his three years.