Wyoming's Joe Hall and Greg Schabron Earn All-Conference Honors

Oct. 28, 2000

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Wyoming seniors Joe Hall and GregSchabron both earned All-Conference honors for their performances at the2000 Mountain West Conference Cross Country Championships Saturday inFort Collins, Colo.

Hall was the top runner at the championships for the Cowboys, placingfifth on the eight-kilometer course with a time of 25:22.5. Schabronalso finished in the top ten, placing ninth with a time of 25:44.7.Colorado State's Bryan Berryhill won the men's race in a time of24:52.8.

The Cowboys placed fifth out of six teams with 126 points. BrighamYoung won the conference title with 30 points. CSU placed secondfollowed by Air Force in third and Utah in fourth. New Mexico placedsixth.

"The results were about what we expected on the men's side," said UWcross country coach Jim Sanchez. "To have two of our athletes in thetop ten was very good for us. All our guys ran as hard as they couldand gave the best possible effort they could."

Sophomore Jennifer Vessa paced all Cowgirl runners with a 24th-placefinish on the six-kilometer course with a time of 22:59.6. SophomoreKristy Murff was the next highest finisher for the UW, finishing in 38thwith a time of 23:29.9. BYU's Lindsey Thomsen won the individual titlewith a time of 20:49.7.

BYU swept four of the top five places to win the team championshipwith 16 points. CSU placed second followed by Air Force in third.Wyoming placed eighth out of eight teams with 177 points. Only elevenpoints separated the fifth through eighth-place teams.

"Going into the meet I thought the five through eight positions in theteam standings was going to be a toss-up and it ended up that way."Sanchez said. "Unfortunately we ended up on the short end of it. Wedid the best we could, we just got out matured by much more experiencedteams."

Wyoming Individual Results:

Men (8K)

Joe Hall 5th 25:22.5Greg Schabron 9th 25:44.7Cody Brown 33rd 27:20.9Chris Jons 39th 27:59.3Kyle Johnson 40th 28:08.9Nick Schabron 42nd 29:53.1

Women (6K)

Jennifer Vessa 24th 22:59.6Kristy Murff 34th 23:29.9Leslie Jackson 38th 23:42.8Stephanie Hanks 40th 23:57.5Tara LaMay 41st 24:06.3Jennifer Mansell 50th 25:08.3Mary Jones 53rd 26:26.5