Track & Field

Cowgirls Take Second at Air Force Invitational

<b>Freshman Jeremiah Johnson took second place in the 800 meters.</b><br>

Freshman Jeremiah Johnson took second place in the 800 meters.

Jan. 25, 2003


The University of Wyoming men's and women's track teams traveled to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. for the Air Force Invitational. The Cowgirls took second place as a team with 71 points, Colorado State took home the title with 183 points. The Cowboys finished the day in 7th place out of 11 teams with 43 points, Colorado State also took the men's title with 109 points.

Six Cowgirls placed third or better in their respective events to lead the Cowgirls to their second place team finish. Senior Andrea Batt took second place in the shot put with a throw of 51' 5 3/4", the mark is a team best for the season. In the weight throw senior Crystal Smith's mark of 61' 2 1/4" was good enough for a second place finish, the mark is also a team best for the season. Junior Chanua Johnson earned a second place in the high jump with her jump of 5' 5" to help the Cowgirls. Sophomore Ingvild Carstens accomplished a personal record in the 400 meter dash with a time of 58.40, the time was also good enough for second place. In the 800 meter run sophomore Tanice Barnett's time of 2:19.24 was good enough for third place and junior Kima Wells also took third place with a 7.64 time in the 60 meter dash.

Only two Cowboys placed in the top three on the day. Senior Mervin Swaby captured the meet crown in the long jump with a season best jump of 24' 4". Freshman Jeremiah Johnson took second place in the 800 meters with a time of 1:53.73, also a season best.

"We've got too many kids that are still trying to learn what it is all about," said UW head track and field coach Don Yentes. "Hopefully we will figure it out before the indoor season is over." Coach Yentes went on to say, "We are making progress, but we still have a lot of work to do."

The Cowboys and Cowgirls will compete again next weekend when they host the Robert Shine Invitational in Laramie, Wyo. on Feb. 1.



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