Cross Country Teams Compete At The Roy Griak Invitational

Sept. 25, 1999

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The University of Wyoming Cross Countryteam competed today at the Roy Griak Invitational at the University ofMinnesota. The men finished 25th out of 28 teams and the women finished23rd out of 25 teams. The two top runners from both the women's andmen's teams were out of competition because of injuries. Kristy Murff,number one for the Cowgirls, was out from a strained foot muscle andJoe Hall, number one for the Cowboys, was out due to a sprained bigtoe.

For the men, senior, Greg Schabron was the top runner for Wyoming, coming in at 25:50, followed by junior Chris Jons at 26:56.

For the women, senior Amy Hill came in first and finished the race at19:37. She was followed by freshman Jennifer Vessa at 19:38.

The next meet for the Wyoming teams is the Rocky Mountain Shootout on Oct. 2, 1999 inBoulder, Colo.

Quotes from head coach Larry Judge ---

?Overall I think it was a great experience for us, we have a lot ofyoung people. Obviously, we were disapointed that we weren't in fullstrength with both number ones for the men's and the women's out, but Ithink it was good for our younger athletes to get up and compete againstsome of the best in the country. Hopefully, they learned something fromthis race and keep progressing toward the Mountain West Conference Championships.?