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Cowboys, Cowgirls both go 3-1 in track duals
Apr 2, 2012 - UW Sports Information
The University of Wyoming men's and women's track and field teams earned six combined dual victories Saturday in the Fum McGraw Quadrangular on the campus of Colorado State University in Ft. Collins.
Teams from Wyoming, Air Force, Colorado, Northern Colorado and Colorado State University were at the meet held at Jack Christiansen Track.
The Cowboys and Cowgirls each went 3-1 in the dual-format scoring event and each program defeated Colorado, Northern Colorado and Air Force.
Freshman Aaron Derner was first among collegiate athletes in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 15:35.49, and Nick Ekel was right behind him in third, 15:36.42.
Senior Taylor Kelting was sixth in the 1,500-meter run, 3:55.94; followed by sophomore Caleb Her Many Horses in seventh, 3:59.02.
The throws crew had what UW throws coach Paul Barrett called a "solid" day, as junior Joe Plante and freshman Paul Thomas went 1-2 in the discus among college participants.
Plante's mark of 174-11 was a season-best distance, and Thomas' throw of 171-11 was a personal best and 10th in Wyoming history. Two throwers were 1-2 among collegiate athletes in the hammer throw as well, as Plante hit 186-7 and junior Mark Sparks was right behind with 183-9.
Junior Henry Ferreira was first in the javelin, tossing it 186-10 to win the event.
Junior Katy Hall was fourth in the 100-meter hurdles with a season-best time of 14.64, while sophomore Candace Wollert was third in the 400-meter dash (56.95). Sophomore Kirsten McKen was second in the 800-meter run, crossing the line with a time of 2:19.08.
The women's 4-by-400-meter relay team of Wollert, Andrea Klimowski, Natalie Hurst and McKen was third (4:03.76).
Senior Ashley Hutchinson and junior Mollie Dahl were second and third, respectively, in the shot put, and Hutchinson was fourth in the discus, 148-11.
Junior Anna George was first in the javelin, tossing it 134-10; while freshman Holly Page was fifth in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:44.41, just missing the all-time top-10 list.
"Quite a few kids made some improvements, but a few have to improve their fitness level and their competitive instincts," UW assistant coach Randy Cole said.
Senior Jeremiah James did not record a distance in the triple jump Saturday in the 85th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays in Austin, Texas, to wrap up UW action.
Saturday Results from CSU