LARAMIE, Wyo. – The University of Wyoming men’s and women’s track & field teams will begin the main portion of their indoor season in Boulder, Colo., at the Potts Indoor Invitational on Friday and Saturday. After hosting the Power Meet in Laramie on Dec. 9th, the Cowboys and Cowgirls had over a month off of competition due to the holiday break. This weekend’s meet marks the start of seven consecutive weekends on Wyoming’s schedule featuring indoor meets, culminating with the 2017 Mountain West Indoor Track & Field Championships on Feb. 23-25 in Albuquerque, N.M.
Sophomores Jerayah Davis and Ja'la Henderson got off to an impressive start at the Power Meet, together contributing the top two finishes in both the long jump and 55-meter dash. The young and talented duo will lead the Cowgirls into Boulder with their eyes on all-conference finishes in the long jump and 60-meter dash. Senior Cowboys Scott Carter and Jordan Charles also got their final indoor campaigns off to blazing starts at the Power Meet. Carter won the triple jump while Charles took the victory in the 55-meter hurdles. The two reigning conference champions will provide veteran leadership for the entire Wyoming team as the squad heads into Boulder for the Potts Indoor Invitational.
“I think we’re in a good spot,” head coach Bryan Berryhill said Tuesday. “I thought we had a good Power Meet. I thought we opened up well there. From what I can tell, watching all the different event areas, I think the kids did a good job over break.”
The Potts Indoor Invitational begins on Friday, Jan. 13th in Boulder at Colorado’s brand new indoor facility, which features a 300-meter track. The weight throw, high jump, long jump and pole vault are all scheduled for 3 p.m. MT Friday. Field events will continue at 10 a.m. on Saturday with the shot put and triple jump, while track events are slated to begin at 1 p.m. Saturday with the men’s 60-meter hurdles. The meet will wrap up around 6:30 p.m. after the women’s distance medley relay.