Wyoming Track & Field Wraps Up Day One In Lincoln

The University of Wyoming Track & Field teams competed in the first of consecutive days on Friday January 21st at the Prairie Wolf Invitational hosted by Nebraska Wesleyan University. 

The Pokes competed in a full slate that saw many Cowboys and Cowgirls take a top-3 finish in their respective events. 

DISTANCE

Gus McIntrye started the day strong for the Cowboys cruising to a first-place finish in the 5,000M finishing over ten seconds ahead of the rest of the field with a time of 15:15.46. 

Kiona Gonzales-Gibbs was the lone Cowgirl to compete in the women’s 400M and she turned in a solid performance finishing third with a time of 1:00.65. 

In the women’s 600M Jasmyne Cooper clocked a time of 1:38.35 to win the event finishing over four seconds faster than the rest of the field. Joseph Rodgers matched Cooper’s performance by winning the men’s 600M with a time of 1:22.03. 

In the final event of the day for the Pokes the Cowboys and Cowgirls dominated going one-through-four on both sides of the 3000M. Katelyn Mitchem ran away with the lead for the women running a 9:45.01. Mitchem was followed by Kaylee Kearse in second (10:08.74), Kylie Simshauser in third (10:09.87) and Abigail Whitman in fourth (10:13.84). Mitchem’s time ranks No. 5 all-time at UW. 

The men’s race was a bit closer with Oisin O’Gailin running an 8:20.35 followed by Albert Steiner in second (8:24.96), Mason Norman in third (8:27.84) and Seth Bruxvoort in fourth (8:33.61). 

Assistant Coach Scott Dahlberg said, “We were happy with the crews races today. A lot of good hard running and personal bests.  Today was an opening race for quite a few but they didn’t show it. Oisín looked fantastic closing out the 3k. Katelyn front ran the whole race and clicked off consistent splits with a big close to put herself #5 on the all-time list.”

SPRINTS

In the women’s 60M Hurdles both Gabby Drube and Peri Hennigar earned a spot in the finals. In the finals Drube clocked a time of 9.12 to finish second while Hennigar finished in sixth. On the men’s side three Cowboys made the finals led by Caige McComb who took fourth with a time of 8.52. Bryson Engebretsen and Jaheim Ferguson finished sixth and eighth respectively. 

Carter Wilkerson continued his strong form in the men’s 60M winning the event with a time of 6.98. For the Cowgirls, Shayla Howell and Sadie McMullen made the finals but did not compete in them. 

Gibbs ran a 26.21 in the 200M to take third for the second time of the day while Jaymison Cox took second on the men’s side with a time of 22.33

THROWS

In the men’s weight throw Daniel Carrillo was the lone Cowboy competing and he put together a great performance winning the weight throw with a toss of 53-7.5. 

Cosette Stellern was the top finisher for the Cowgirls in the women’s shot put finishing in fourth with a mark of 42-3.5.  

Nathan Reid closed out the day in the men’s shot put taking second place for the Pokes with his throw of 47-8.5. 

JUMPS

The Cowboys dominated the men’s Long Jump as Hunter Brown won the vent with a leap of 24-3 while Alec Richardson finished in second with a leap of 22-9.25. Sage Coventry finished just behind those two in fourth claiming three of the top four spot for Wyoming. The Cowgirls were equally impressive in the Long Jump as Shayla Howell took first with a mark of 19-3.5 while Sadie McMullen took second with a mark of 18-3.75 

Jefferson Danso and Aumni Ashby took first on their respective men’s and women’s side of the Triple Jump. Danso went 45-6.24 while Ashby hit a mark of 38-9.75. Cowboy Kaliff Guevara went 44-9.5 to take the third spot in the event. 

Bryson Engebretsen hit his mark of 13-7.75 in the Pole Vault on his third and final attempt at the height to finish up the event with a second place finish. 

The Cowboys and Cowgirls will be back in action from Lincoln on Saturday January 22nd to compete in the University of Nebraska hosted Mark Colligan Memorial. 

A full schedule can be found on GoWyo.com and live results to Saturday’s meet will be at http://results.deltatiming.com/nebraska with live video at https://huskers.com/sports/2020/2/11/track-field-live-video-track.aspx?id=3114

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