Select Track and Field Athletes Head to Air Force Relays
April 3, 2013
LARAMIE, Wyo. - Following the Fum McGraw quad meet in which the Cowgirls finished first and the Cowboys placed second, the Wyoming track and field teams travel to Colorado Springs, Colo., for the Air Force Relays Thursday to Saturday, April 4-6.
Junior Jenna Mann and freshman Sabina Sandberg will represent the women's squad in the heptathlon Thursday and Friday, while select team members from both the men's and women's teams compete Saturday in the regular open events.
"It will be a smaller group this week to help everyone prepare for the bigger meets the following weekends," said Wyoming coach Bryan Berryhill. "A bigger focus is on the Mt. Sac Relays in two weeks where we'll hopefully be able to post our best times at sea level and get some qualifying marks. They'll go hard in practice this week and cool off next week."
The first four heptathlon events occur Thursday at 11 a.m., while the final three will begin at 11 a.m. Friday. Saturday's open field events start at 10 a.m. while the track events begin at noon.
Last week at the Fum McGraw Quadrangular in Fort Collins, Colo., senior Mollie Dahl earned UW's fourth-best all-time distance in the shot put with a 49'-7" for first place, while freshman Sabina Sandberg placed seventh in the high jump with a 5'-6.50," UW's seventh best all-time height for the event. Freshman Kereston Thomas earned UW's eighth best all-time mark in the 100-meter dash with an 11.92, good for first place at the meet.
On the men's side, senior Joe Plante earned a 199'-5" in the hammer throw for first place at the meet, which is UW's ninth best all-time distance in the event and currently ranked 29th in the nation. Senior Mark Sparks placed third in the hammer throw at a personal-best 192'-4," which was ranked No. 41 in the country.