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2014 Mountain West Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Laramie, Wyo.
Bryan Berryhill enters his third season as head coach of the University of Wyoming track and field/cross country programs in 2014-15.
The former professional runner continued to lead the Cowboys and Cowgirls in the right direction in the 2013-14 season. During cross country, Garrett Zans and Holly Page earned All-Mountain West and All-Mountain Region honors, while Zans became the first Wyoming student-athlete to qualify for the NCAA Cross Country Championships since 2008. During the indoor season, nine Wyoming student-athletes earned All-MW honors, as the Cowgirls notched their highest finish ever at the event in second and the Cowboys earned their most points since 2010. In the outdoor season, Wyoming claimed 22 All-MW accolades en route to a fourth-place finish for the Cowgirls and fifth for the Cowboys at the MW Championships. The Cowgirls tallied 94 points for their highest finish since 2005 and most points since 2004, while the Cowboys earned 110 points for their highest finish since 2010 and second-most points ever at the MW outdoor meet. Wyoming's seven total titles were the most it had ever captured at one conference meet, indoors or outdoors. A program-record 15 student-athletes went on to qualify for the NCAA West Preliminary. Wyoming's current members have notched 87 top-10 marks in school history, including six school records.
Before Wyoming, Berryhill served as the head cross country and assistant track coach at Colorado State since 2006. He was named the 2007 Women's NCAA Regional and Mountain West Conference Coach of the Year after the CSU women won their first ever team titles at the Mountain West Conference championships and the NCAA Mountain Region championships in the same season.
He had a stellar collegiate career at CSU, earning 10 All-America honors in cross country and track. A national champion in the indoor 1-mile run and outdoor 1,500-meter run in 2001, Berryhill holds five individual and three relay records at CSU. He competed as a professional track athlete from 2001-04 and 2005-07.
The CSU women finished second or better in the MW Cross Country Championships in four of the six years of Berryhill's tenure. During his time with the Rams, he coached student-athletes to six school records and coached the only CSU woman to win a Mountain West cross country individual title with April Thomas' win in 2007.
Berryhill received his bachelor's degree in forestry from CSU in May 2001. He and his wife, Toni, have three children: Libby, Eli and Lainey.