Track Teams Make Return Visit to Nebraska
Jan. 31, 2013
LARAMIE, Wyo. - Following a spectacular weekend in which the Wyoming track and field teams earned several personal-best marks and broken school records, the squads resume the indoor season Friday and Saturday, Feb. 1-2, at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational in Lincoln, Neb.
The meet will be Wyoming's second trip to the University of Nebraska's Devaney Center Indoor Track this season. The event will feature athletes from a wide range of Division I schools, including Florida, Auburn, Central Florida, Missouri, Baylor, Oklahoma State and Kansas State.
"I feel that the team got better last week and we showed improvement in several areas," said coach Bryan Berryhill. "Our throwers and hurdlers had a great weekend, so hopefully we'll have some mid-distance runners show what they can do for us this weekend."
Action begins Friday at 10:30 a.m. MT with the pentathlon and the heptathlon at 11 a.m. The field events begin at 4 p.m. with the weight throw, while the running events start at 5 p.m. with the 60-meter hurdles. On Saturday, the heptathlon resumes at 9 a.m. with field events slated for 11 a.m. with the shot put. Running events will run simultaneously at 11 a.m. starting with the mile run. The meet awards presentation is scheduled for 4 p.m.
Last weekend at the Air Force Invitational, junior Mason Finley broke UW's all-time indoor shot put distance with a throw of 65'-9.75," breaking Jason Gervais' mark of 64'-7" from the 2000 season. He also placed second in the weight throw with a personal-best distance. On Tuesday, he was named the MW male track and field athlete of the week for his efforts.
Brandon Douglass broke his own school record of 8.11 in the 60-meter hurdles with an 8.05 last week, while Jacob Edwards and Aaron Praska tied for the No. 4 spot on the all-time UW list with times of 8.20 for the event. Freshman Harrison Einspahr's 6.94 in the 60-meter dash tied for the 10th-best time in school history.
On the women's side, junior Jenna Mann broke her personal record in the 60-meter hurdles with an 8.50 last Saturday, which ranks as the fourth-best time in UW history for the event. Holly Page ran a 5:00.52 in the mile, beating a personal record by six seconds and earning the seventh-best time in school history. Newcomer Sabina Sandberg earned a 5'-6" in the high jump, UW's 10th-best all-time height, while freshman Kereston Thomas earned UW fourth best all-time mark in the 60-meter dash with a 7.57.