Current Press Release

April 17, 2000

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Looking Ahead:The University of Wyoming track and field teams willtravel to Greeley, Colo., to compete in the Cowtown Classic onSaturday. The meet is hosted by the University of Northern Colorado.

Busy Weekend in California: Wyoming competed at three different meetsthis past weekend in California. Friday at the Pomona-PitzerInvitational, the Cowboys were led again by junior thrower JasonGervais. Gervais placed second in the discus (195' 10") and third inboth the shot put (58' 8 1/2") and hammer throw (201' 0"). In a verycompetitive field, Gervais showed that he is one of the elite throwersat the collegiate level. Jason Hammond also threw well for Wyoming,finishing seventh in the shot put (55' 10 1/4") and fifth in the hammer(198' 3"). Wyoming graduate assistant Kevin Mannon was the runawaywinner in the hammer, with a winning distance of 232' 1", more than tenfeet further than the second-place finisher. In the triple jump,sophomore Quincy Howe placed third with a leap of 48' 5 1/2". Althoughhe finished third overall, Howe was the top collegiate placer. SeniorCarlington Duncan was third in the 200-meter dash, finishing with a timeof 21.81. Wyoming also had a third-place finish in the 400-meterhurdles, where Seth Billy finished with a time of 52.38. In the400-meter dash, Max Charlemagne was fifth at 48.28. The Cowgirls alsoreceived some strong performances. In the shot put, freshman MandyKinney was fifth (47' 5 3/4") and Naomi Elliott was seventh (45' 10").Graduate assistant Jesseca Cross was the winner of the event, with ahuge throw of 58' 1 1/4", more than six feet further than any otherthrower. In the discus throw, senior All-American Robin Lyons was fifth(174' 4") in flight one. Assistant coach Dawn Ellerbe won the discus,throwing 195' 5". In flight two, Kinney was fourth (150' 5") and MarieLe Jour was fifth (149' 9"). Wyoming had six athletes place in thehammer throw. Flight one saw Lyons take 11th (190' 1") and senior DanaDillon take 12th (179' 5"). In flight two, Julie Thomas placed seventh(178' 1"), Le Jour was ninth (177' 0"), Elliott was 10th (167' 6") andKinney placed 11th (155' 0"). In the javelin, Wyoming had a goodshowing with Jorah Roylance placing fourth overall. With a throw of142' 2", Roylance was the second-best college thrower. In the 100-meterdash, freshman Kima Wells, a native of Afton, placed third with a timeof 12.11. In the 100-meter hurdles, Tomeca Brown was sixth with a timeof 14.35. The Cowgirl 4 X 100-meter relay team placed third, clockingin at 46.42. At the Mt. Sac Relays, which concluded on Sunday, Wyomingalso received a strong performance from Gervais, who took second in theshot put with a mark of 59' 0". The men's 4 X 400-meter relay team ranvery well. The relay team finished with a time of 3:10.70, just off ofthe school record, which they broke two weeks ago. Charlemagne placedfifth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 48.58. Millemon finishedsixth in the same event with a time of 49.38. Millemon is the schoolrecord holder in the event. Quincy Howe, the school record holder inthe triple jump, placed fifth at Mt. Sac with a jump of 50' 7 1/2".Kima Wells placed third in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.00.Wells, just a freshman, continues to shine for the Cowgirls in the shortsprints. Tomeca Brown finished fifth in the 100-meter hurdles clockingin at 14.13. Two Cowgirls placed in the shot put. Kinney was fifth(47' 7 3/4") and Naomi Elliott was eighth (46' 4").

Long Beach Invite Results: At the Long Beach Invitational Saturday, theCowboys were led by the throwers. Junior All-American Jason Gervais wonthe discus with a throw of 198' 1". Gervais also placed second in theshot put (60' 9 1/2") and third in the hammer (203' 8"). Justin Cavineealso performed well for Wyoming, finishing second in javelin (170' 6")and sixth in the hammer (179' 5"). Junior Jason Hammond placed third inthe shot put (56' 5 1/4") and fourth in the hammer (190' 3"). In the400-meter dash, Seth Billy placed fourth with a time of 53.21. And inthe 200-meter dash, senior Carlington Duncan was fifth at 21.92. TheCowgirls were led by senior Robin Lyons who won the discus and placedsecond in the hammer. Lyons won the discus with a throw of 172' 8" andher throw of 200' 4" in the hammer was good for second, behind graduateassistant Jesseca Cross who had a throw of 201' 5". Freshman MandyKinney threw very well for the Cowgirls. Kinney placed second in thediscus (152' 4"), third in the shot put (48' 6") and seventh in thehammer (164" 7").

Cowgirls Ranked In Trackwire Poll:The Cowgirls were ranked24th in the April 11 Trackwire poll. With nineteam points, the Cowgirls are tied with Baylor at #24. The Cowboysweren't ranked, but will be looking to crack the rankings soon with morequalifying performances.

MEN

1. Arkansas2. Stanford3. Auburn4. Florida5. TCU USC7. LSU Baylor9. SMU Tennessee11. UCLA South Alabama Arizona14. Texas15. South Carolina16. UTEP17. Arizona State18. Texas A & M Alabama Clemson21. Georgia Northern Arizona23. Washington State24. Colorado State Missouri

WOMEN

1. Texas2. LSU3. UCLA4. South Carolina5. USC Arkansas7. BYU8. SMU9. UTEP10. Villanova11. Ohio State12. Kansas State Florida14. Nebraska Syracuse Arizona Houston Minnesota19. Harvard20. Auburn Manhattan Akron Georgia24. WYOMING Baylor

Wyoming NCAA Indoor Championships Qualifiers:Wyoming tied a school record by having sevenindividuals participate in the NCAA 2000 IndoorTrack and Field Championships on March 10-11in Fayetteville, Ark.

Jason Gervais 35-pound weight shot putJason Hammond 35-pound weight shot putRobin Lyons 20-pound weightJulie Thomas 20-pound weightDana Dillon 20-pound weightNaomi Elliott shot putMarie Le Jour shot put