Cowboys land in fourth place at Mountain West Championships
* University of Wyoming Athletics media relations release
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The University of Wyoming Track & Field Teams wrapped up competition at the 2022 Mountain West Indoor Championships hosted by the University of New Mexico on Saturday.
The Cowboys finished in fourth as a team with 70 points while the Cowgirls finished in 11th with 20 points.
The men’s triple jump was one of the best events on the day for the Cowboys.
Jefferson Danso lead the charge going 48-6.25 and landing on the podium in third place. The duo of Hunter Brown and Kaliff Guevara also earned points for Wyoming finishing sixth and seventh respectively. For the Cowgirls, Aumni Ashby finished ninth in the triple jump with a leap of 40-2.25.
Three Cowboys put points on the board in the men’s high jump finals led by Pete Mead who finished sixth with a mark of 6-8.75. The duo of Samuel Schneider and Hunter Brown finished tied for eighth after each of them cleared 6-5.5.
More points came for the Cowboys in the men’s shot-put finals where another trio of Pokes finished in the top eight. Daniel Carrillo led the charge finishing fourth with a toss of 53-11. Mikey DeRock took seventh with a throw of 52-0.75 and Nathan Reid came in eighth with a throw of 51-11.25. Addison Henry scored points for the Cowgirls in the women’s shot-put finishing in eighth with a toss of 46-9.
In the mile finals, the Cowgirl duo of Katelyn Mitchem and Kaylee Kearse finished eighth and tenth with times of 4:58.32 and 5:03.96 respectively. On the men’s side Oisin O’Gailin was lone Cowboy running in the mile finals finishing fifth with a time of 4:06.08.
In the men’s 3000M, Albert Steiner turned in a solid performance finishing seventh with a time of 8:18.60. The duo of Mason Norman and Seth Bruxvoort finished in 15th and 19th respectively.
In the finals, Mitchem led the Cowgirls in the 3000M finals finishing 21st with a time of 9:58.46. Kylie Simshauser finished just behind her in 28th with a time of 10:06.51. Steiner and Norman broke into the UW all-time top 10 lists with their altitude converted times at No. 3 and No. 9 respectively.
After winning the long jump with a new school record, Shayla Howell was back in action competing in her second final in as many days. She ran to a sixth-place finish in the 60M with a time of 7.57. On the men’s side, Wyatt Moore represented Wyoming in the finals finishing seventh with a time of 8.86.
Jaymison Cox added on more points for the Cowboys in the men’s 400M final crossing the line at 48.08 to finish in fifth place. Joseph Rodgers also contributed to the point total finishing eighth in the men’s 800M final with a time of 1:53.27.
The day was capped off by the 1600M Relay and another top eight finish for the Cowboys. The team of Jaymison Cox, Darius Wiggins, Carter Wilkerson and Joseph Rodgers finished sixth with a time of 3:20.56. On the women’s side the team of Gabby Drube, Kiona Gonzales-Gibbs, Jenae Ramirez and Jasmyne Cooper ran to a ninth-place finish with a time of 3:52.72.
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