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Wyoming tracksters sweep multi-event titles At Air Force
Apr 7, 2012 - UW Sports Information
It was a successful day for the University of Wyoming track and field program as two student-athletes won their respective events in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Juniors Brandon Douglass and Katy Hall won the decathlon and heptathlon, respectively, at the Air Force Combined Events on Friday.
Hall won the heptathlon with a total of 4,065 points. It was her first win in the event and the point total put her No. 9 on UW's all-time list. She entered the day in third place with 2,641 points, but earned a mark of 16 feet, 1.5 inches in the long jump, 86 feet in the javelin throw and 2 minutes, 48.01 seconds in the 800-meter run to finish atop the podium.
Freshman Julia Popish was sixth out of seven competitors in the event with 3,179 points.
Douglass won his first decathlon of the year with a 10-event total of 6,457 points. That total is 10th on UW's all-time list. He earned a time of 14.86 seconds in the 110-meter hurdles and 5:27.91 in the 1,500-meter run. He performed well in the javelin (129-11), discus (95-5) and pole vault, 14-7 1/4.
Freshman Kyle Sullivan was sixth out of six competitors with 4,475 points.
At San Francisco State Distance Carnival
Junior Abi Bever was third in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, crossing the line with a time of 10:48.66, No. 2 on UW's all-time list.
Sophomore Caleb Her Many Horses was eighth in the 1,500-meter run, 3:55.46. Senior Nick Ekel ran in the 5,000-meter run, 14:47.95; and freshman Aaron Derner was in the same race, crossing the line in 14:38.10.
At Stanford Invitational
Sophomore Garrett Zans was 11th in his section of the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 9:03.39. The UW coaching staff believes that time may put Zans in the NCAA Prelims.
Freshman Holly Page set a personal record in the 5,000-meter run, 16:55.53.
Seniors Greg Miller and Taylor Kelting finished eighth and 15th in their section of the 5,000-meter run, respectively. Miller earned a time of 14:08.04 and Kelting followed with a mark of 14:13.34.
Action continues tomorrow at the Air Force Relays, the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif., and the ASU Sun Angel in Tempe, Ariz.