Petsch Wins Decathlon in Pueblo
April 16, 2010
LARAMIE, Wyo., (April 16, 2010) - The University of Wyoming track and field teams had two individuals finishing action at the CSU-Pueblo Invitational in Pueblo, Colo., while the rest of the team is in Fort Worth, Tex., competing in the TCU Invitational.
Senior Jay Petsch completed the decathlon just where he left off yesterday, in the lead. He won six of the ten events and scored a personal best 6,884 points. The score ranks number six all-time in Wyoming history.
Junior Britney Jackson also had a personal best in the heptathlon, scoring a total of 4,074 points and finishing third. Her score is the eighth best heptathlon in UW history. Jackson's best event today was the 800-meter run where she finished fourth with a time of 2:35.70, a time worth 623 points.
"Both Jay and Britney had very good second day's here and I am pleased with the way that they competed," said assistant coach Quincy Howe. "Jay's score ranks him number 25 in the nation in the decathlon, just one spot outside of qualifying for the national meet."
In Fort Worth, Tex., the UW throwers were on the stage on Friday, with the men's and women's discus and hammer throws. The men were led by senior Sam Lambert with his first place finish in the hammer throw with a distance of 188' 3". Sophomore Joe Plante was just behind Lambert in the hammer throw but led the way in the discus throw. He finished second with a throw of 174' 6" while freshmen Mark Sparks and Dalton Sybrant finished fourth and fifth respectively in both the hammer and discus throw.
There was a lone Cowgirls competing in both the hammer and discus events. Junior Amanda Aimone finished second in the hammer throw with her toss of 152' 9". She also finished sixth in the discus throw with a distance of 122' 4".
Saturday will bring the rest of the competitors to the track and field in Fort Worth and have live results available at www.gofrogs.com.