Nov. 15, 1999
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
Looking Ahead: The year is complete for the University of Wyoming crosscountry teams. Both the Cowboys and Cowgirls wrapped up their season atthe District VII Championships. The indoor track and field teams willkick off the season on Dec. 4 at the Wyoming Alumni Earlybird inLaramie.
District VII Championships: Wyoming finished 15th on both the men's andwomen's sides at the District VII Championships. The championships tookplace at Collindale Golf Course in Ft. Collins, Colo. Greg Schabronearned All-District honors with a 22nd-place finish. Schabron ran the10K course in 31:37, with an average mile of 5:05. Schabron wasfollowed by Chris Jons (33:10), Nathan McLeland (34:42), Cody Brown(35:10) and Paul Rigsby (37:21). The Cowgirls were led by freshmanJennifer Vessa, who ran the 5K in 19:07. Vessa was trailed by Amy Hill(19:26), Erin Renken (19:46), Stephanie Hanks (19:55), Tara LaMay(20:17), Lisa Jones (20:43) and Jola Wallowing Bull (21:00). SouthernUtah University won the men's race and Brigham Young University won thewomen's.
Indoor Outlook: Wyoming will have its first indoor competition of theyear on Dec. 4, when it hosts the Wyoming Alumni Earlybird. Then, onDec. 10, Wyoming will travel to Manhattan, Kan. to compete in the KansasState Opener. The Cowboys and Cowgirls will travel back to Kansas onJan. 8, when they participate in the Kansas Open. Throughout the indoorseason, Wyoming's War Memorial Fieldhouse will serve as host to fivemeets. Other than the Earlybird the Wyoming Open, the Cowboy/CowgirlClassic, the Robert Shine Invitational and the Cowboy Qualifier are allin Laramie. The Mountain West Conference Championships will be held onFeb. 24-26 in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Judge's Verdict: The following are quotes from University of Wyominghead cross country and track and field coach Larry Judge after theDistrict VII Championships: "The women gained some valuableexperience. This will help us with our development. This is one of themost competitive districts in the country, and it's good for us to beexposed to this level of competition. This shows us where we need togo. On the men's side, Greg Schabron was named to the All-District teamwith his 22nd-place finish. Greg is our most improved runner, heimproved dramatically and really came along as the season progressed.With the return of Joe Hall next year, we will be a force to contendwith"