Track & Field

 Mark Sparks
Mark Sparks


Aurora, Colo.

High School:
Smoky Hill HS





Wyoming Completes Mt. SAC Relays with Strong Performances

Several achieve personal or UW Top 10 marks to conclude premier track meet


Mann Earns Career-Best Heptathlon Total at Cal Invite

Junior finishes 10th out of 30 participants with career-best tally


Mann Opens Strong at Cal Invite Heptathlon

Junior sits in 10th place with three events remaining Thursday


Track Athletes Seek NCAA Qualifying Marks at Mt. SAC

Multiple UW athletes desire to achieve access to NCAAs with strong marks


Track Athletes Achieve Multiple Personal Bests in Nebraska

Solid outing leads to Mt. SAC, most important meet before championship season


2011 MWC Outdoor Championships

Photos from the 2011 Mountain West Conference Track and Field Championships

Indoor: Competed at the MW Championships in the weight throw, placing 11th at 56'-2" ... earned first place in the weight throw at 60'-9.75" at the Power Meet ... achieved fourth place in the weight at 56'-0.50" at the Holiday Inn Invite ... placed sixth at 59'-0.75" in the weight at the Potts Invite ... threw a 58'-1.25" in the weight for seventh place at the AF Invite ... came in fourth in the weight at 58'-0.50" at the Don Kirby Elite Invite.
Outdoor: Competed at the MW Championships, placing fourth in the hammer at 188'-7" and eighth in the discus at 165'-4" ... earned a career-best 198'-6" in the hammer at the Cowpoke Open for second place, also finishing eighth in the discus at 164'-1.75" ... came in 12th place in the hammer at the Mt. SAC Relays and Jack Christiansen Invite ... placed third in the hammer at 179'-1" at the Nebraska Quad, where he also came in fifth in the discus at 160'-3" ... achieved 11th place in the hammer at 180'-7.50" at the AF Relays ... opened the outdoor season at the Fum McGraw Quad, placing third in the hammer at 192'-4" and ninth in the discus at 150'-7."

Mark has been a strong, consistent performer for the Cowboys during his career. He has qualified for the first round of the NCAA Championships in the discus throw for the Pokes, and is ranked No. 10 all-time in the discus throw, No. 12 in the weight throw, and No. 18 in the hammer throw in UW history.

Majoring in psychology.

Sparks' Bests:
Shot put - 52'-1.75" (2010)
Weight throw - 61'-11" (2011)

Shot put - 42'-4.75" (2010)
Discus - 173'-5" (2010)(No. 10 UW all-time mark)
Hammer - 198'-6" (2013)

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