Track Teams Split Into Three This Weekend
Feb. 7, 2013
LARAMIE, Wyo. - With a limited number of meets remaining before the Mountain West Indoor Track and Field Championships, the Wyoming teams split into three groups heading to Seattle, Colorado Springs and Albuquerque this weekend.
Most of the team will head to the Air Force Team Challenge in Colorado Springs, Colo., for competition on Saturday. Select sprinters and distance runners will compete at the Husky Classic in Seattle, Wash., Friday and Saturday, while throwers Mason Finley, Mark Sparks, Dalton Sybrant, Shreese Daniels and Mollie Dahl will head to the Don Kirby Elite Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M., on Friday.
"The plan is to get better each week," said Wyoming coach Bryan Berryhill. "We'll need to bring a little more emotion than we did this past week and show more passion in each of our events. For most, it's their last chance to really prepare for the MW Championships that are in a couple of weeks and to get themselves on the conference list."
Several UW athletes were successful last weekend at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational in Lincoln, Neb.
In her first pentathlon, junior Jenna Mann broke UW's all-time point total for the multi-event as she earned 3,566 points for seventh place, topping Britney Jackson's mark of 3,388 from the 2010 season. En route to the total, she earned a personal-best shot put distance of 34'10" and placed fourth in the 60-meter hurdles.
Senior Brandon Douglass broke his own UW school record time in the 60-meter hurdles, earning an 8.02 Saturday to beat his former best of 8.05 set at the Air Force Invitational in January.