2001 Season Ends For Wyoming Cross Country

Nov. 10, 2001

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The 2001 cross country season officially came to an end for theUniversity of Wyoming Friday, Nov. 10, at the Mountain RegionChampionships in Provo, Utah.

The Cowboys placed 16th out of 17 teams and the Cowgirls placed 17thout of 18 teams. The University of Colorado won the men's title with 48points and Brigham Young University won the women's title with 31points.

Cowgirl freshman Ashley Mecham was the top finisher for Wyoming placing46th overall (out of 118) on the 6-kilometer course with a time of23:17.9.

Cowboy senior Chris Jons paced the UW men with an 85th place finish onthe 10-kilometer course with a time of 34:18.7. There were 112competitors in the men's race.

The following are quotes from UW cross country coach JimSanchez after the Mountain Region Championships:

"I was very pleased with the performance of a couple of our freshmangirls, Ashley Mecham and Jennifer Thompson. Both really had a greatrace today and overall had a very solid season. They will both only getbetter.

For the men, it's been a tough year, it's over and we're spent. We cannow regroup and we'll go at it again next year."

UW Individual Results from Mountain Region Championships:

Men 10K Women 6K

85. Chris Jons 34:18.7 46. Ashley Mecham 23:17.994. Arte Huhn 35:14.1 64. Jennifer Thompson 23:44.7100. Joel Hess 35:44.5 94. Stephanie Hanks 24:48.4106. Matt Hudson 37:17.1 100. Jennifer Mansell 24:55.4110. Jason Delaney 38:12.9 115. LeeAnn Forbes 26:24.5 116. M. Latchininsky 27:42.4 118. Jessica Johnson 27:58.8