UW Track Honors 11 Student-Athletes With Yearly Awards

June 30, 2011

LARAMIE, Wyo. - Eleven Wyoming track and field student-athletes were honored with yearly awards, the Wyoming track coaching staff announced Thursday.

The awards included athletes who competed during the 2010 cross country season, and the 2010-11 indoor and outdoor track and field seasons.

The "Most Valuable Track" awards went to senior distance runner Greg Miller, senior sprinter Afiya Walker and sophomore sprinter Mario Harris.

Sophomore high jumper Tyler Skinner and junior thrower Ashley Hutchinson were named as the "Most Valuable Field" athletes.

Senior distance runner Taylor Kelting and sophomore hurdler Diana Long were named the "Most Improved" among the Cowboys and Cowgirls.

Three freshmen earned "Newcomer of the Year" status, including distance runner Garrett Zans, hurdler Erin Kirby and mid-distance runner Candace Wollert.

Miller and freshman Christine Nelson also received the distinction of being named "Most Valuable" for the cross country program.

"It's a small reward for their tremendous efforts and dedication to our sport," UW head track coach Don Yentes said. "This year, we had some tremendous individual performances. These kids set school records and all-time top-10 performances in school history. This is their just reward."