Wyoming Hosts Montana State for Powder River Dual on Friday in Gillette
Jan. 29, 2014
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The University of Wyoming men's and women's track and field teams return to Gillette, Wyo., for the second time in as many weeks to host Montana State for the Powder River Dual on Friday. Field events in the shortened meet begin at 11:30 a.m. MT at the Campbell County Recreation Center, while running events start at 12:30 p.m. MT. Admission to the event is free. Fans can follow live updates through Wyoming's official Twitter account @wyoathletics.
Wyoming hosted Colorado State for the Border War Dual in Gillette on Jan. 18, as the Cowgirls came away with a dominant 76-33 dual win and the Cowboys dropped a close 66-55 dual to the Rams. Wyoming posted six marks at the meet that qualified for the school's all-time top-10 indoor lists, including the No. 2 mark in the weight throw by junior Shreese Daniels at 65-7 1/2. Redshirt freshman Audra DeStefano, a native of Gillette, ran the mile in 4:58 for the sixth-fastest indoor mile in UW history. She will run the 3,000 meters on Friday.
"I think the team is actually more excited to go back to Gillette this time, after seeing the facility at the Campbell County Recreation Center and the great opportunity to compete there," UW head coach Bryan Berryhill said. "This will be an exciting dual for our fans because Montana State is an awfully good team, so we'll have to be at our best to beat them. This dual will likely come down to the last couple of events."
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"We were coming off a great performance last weekend, but we were a little down here at Air Force," UW head coach Bryan Berryhill said. "We made some mental errors out there that we'll have to clean up before we face a very good Montana State team next weekend in Gillette. We didn't have a lot of personal bests out there today, but they put in the effort. They were just competing on tired legs."
Sophomore Scott Carter claimed sixth in the triple jump in 46-4, while seniors Jacob Edwards and Aaron Praska both earned top-10 finishes in the 60-meter hurdles. Edwards was seventh in 8.47 and Praska was ninth at 8.49. Sophomore Amos Bowen crossed the finish line in the mile in a personal-best 4:21 for 10th.
Mann was followed in the 60-meter hurdles by freshman Mikalah Skates in 9.06 for eighth. Freshman Shana Wilcoxson placed seventh in the triple jump at 37-5, good for 10th on UW's all-time indoor charts. Fellow freshman Tabitha Briscoe was eighth in 37-4 1/2. Senior Candace Wollert ran 2:14 in the 800 meters for third and was followed three places back by freshman Cassidy Meade in 2:16. Senior Audrey West placed fifth in the 60 meters in 7.72 and junior Shreese Daniels was fourth in the shot put at 44-6 1/4.
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Daniels earned the weekly accolade for the first time in her career after her performance at the Border War Dual with Colorado State on Jan. 18 in Gillette, Wyo. She won the weight throw with a personal-best toss of 65-7 1/2 to break her previous mark by more than one foot. Her toss ranked second all-time in UW indoor history, while leading the conference and ranking 14th in the NCAA at the time. She also placed second in the shot put with a toss of 46-10.
Finley was just as impressive for the third weekly accolade of his career. He was the only Cowboy to win two events at the Border War Dual. He threw a personal-best 63-8 3/4 to take first in the weight throw and break his old record by more than two feet. The mark ranked first in the conference and 25th in the nation at the time. He also won the shot put with a throw of 62-7 3/4. The Cowboys and Cowgirls combined to win three of the first four MW Athletes of the Week this indoor season.