Cowboy Track and Field Program Signs Four Athletes

Nov. 29, 2000

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Wyoming head track and fieldcoach Don Yentes announced today the signing of four student-athletes tonational letters-of-intent to attend the University of Wyoming. Thefour signees to the Wyoming program are Quayne Baccas, Carlon Harrison,Craig Suter and Bret Zowada.

Quayne Baccas, a 6-2 junior, is transferring to UW from SouthwesternChristian College in Terrell, Texas. He will compete in sprints andhurdles and is eligible to compete for the Cowboys when he enrolls inJanuary 2001. "Quayne fills a big need for us in the short sprint,hurdle area. He should be a major factor at the conference meet for usat the end of the season." Yentes said.

Carlon Harrison, a 5-8 junior, also comes to Wyoming from SouthwesternChristian College and will be eligible to compete for the Pokes inJanuary. Harrison is a middle distance runner, who competes in the 400and 800. "Carlon should be a definite impact for us down the road in themiddle distance area." said Yentes.

Craig Suter, from Rock Springs, Wyo., is transferring to Wyoming fromNorth Idaho College in Couer d'alene, Idaho. Suter, a 6-3, 280 poundsophomore, is the defending junior college national champion in the shotput. Suter will join the Cowboys in the fall of 2001. "Craig willdefinitely fill a void we'll have next year in the throwing eventsbecause we will be losing three All-Americans to graduation." saidYentes.

Bret Zowada is the only high school signee in the early signingperiod. Zowada, a 6-0 senior from Lusk, Wyo., is a multi-sport athleteat Niobrara County High School, who will compete in a variety of eventsat UW when he enrolls in the fall of 2001. "Bret is primarily a highjumper, having cleared 6-foot-8-inches in high school, but we're goingto make him into a multi-event athlete having him compete in hurdles andjumps as well. We are very excited to have Bret sign with us, he is animpressive athlete." Yentes said.