LARAMIE, Wyo. -
Looking Ahead: The University of Wyoming track and field team will compete in the USATF Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore. The meet will take place on June 18-20.
NCAA Outdoor Championship Results: Wyoming participated in the NCAA Outdoor Championships this past weekend in Boise, Idaho. Cowboy senior Kevin Mannon and junior Robin Lyons, both earned All-American honors during the first and final day of competition at the champsionships. Mannon placed 12th in the men's discus with a throw of 183' 4" and 11th in hammer throw with a toss of 212' 9" to earn All-American honors. The top eight Americans in each event earn All-American honors. He would also placed 15th in shot put, just short of an All-American honor, with a toss of 58' 4 3/4". For Mannon, it marked the 12th time in his career he has earned All-American status. Junior Robin Lyons placed fourth in the women's hammer throw with a toss of 198' 11 1/2" to earn her first All-American honor. Lyons was seeded fifth heading into the Championships, and improved one spot by finishing fourth. Lyons fell just short of earning her second All-American honor of the week. With a toss of 170' 11" in the discus, she missed qualifying for the finals by one place. Also competing for the Cowgirls in the hammer were junior Dana Dillon and sophomore Tamara Hawkins. Dillon finished 18th with a throw of 168' 8 1/2", while Hawkins placed 20th with a toss of 164' 4 1/2".
The Judge's Verdict: The following are quotes from University of Wyoming head cross country and track and field coach Larry Judge after the NCAA Outdoor Championships: "Overall, I thought it was a successful nationals for Wyoming. We had three All-Americans total, and had a very respectable showing in the events by all of our athletes. I felt like our kids got in there, competed and can walk away with a good feeling about the meet. Obviously, it was a good meet for Kevin in picking up two NCAA All-American honors. It's unfortunate that his last nationals meet was a bit anticlimactic. I think the broken hand really hampered throughout the meet, and not to take anything away from his accomplishments, but I feel he is the greatest track and field athlete in Wyoming history. A very heartbreaking performance for Robin Lyons. I thought she threw well, and it was consistent with what she had been throwing throughout the season. She just missed the finals, and if she would of had three more throws I think she would have been in the finals. I thought she had a good meet, earning All-American honors in the hammer throw, and a solid showing in the discus. We're looking forward to Robin coming back next year and making a move in all the events."