Wyoming Track and Field Excited to Get 2009-10 Season Underway

Dec. 4, 2009

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

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The 2009-10 University of Wyoming Cowboy and Cowgirl track/field teams will come out of their winter slumber on Saturday to begin the long haul, competing from now till the second week of June. The UW squads will host the Wyoming Power Meet this Saturday at the War Memorial Fieldhouse beginning at noon with the field events and 2 p.m. with the track events.

The Cowboys and Cowgirls will welcome Colorado State and a few unattached athletes from across the region. The power meet is free to the public and will showcase some national level talent. The track events will include the 55-meter dash along with the 55-meter hurdles, the 200-meter and 400-meter dashes. The longest race will be the 4x400-meter relay that will be ran last at around 3:35 pm.

"Our coaching staff along with all the athletes are excited for this season to get underway," said 10th-year head coach Don Yentes. "We are very eager to see this very young talented squad out on the track against some competition. Being able to compete against CSU will be a good gauge for us to see our progress because they have a very good team."

Saturday will be the first time for 24 student-athletes to compete for the University of Wyoming and should help settle some nerves heading into the long season.

"Saturday will show what some of our new kids are capable of doing and help set the table for the rest of the season," said Yentes.