* University of Wyoming press release

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., — Day one of the Mountain West Indoor Track & Field Championships has come to an end for the Cowboys and Cowgirls of the University of Wyoming. 

Jacob White started his championships off with a bang on Thursday as the sophomore broke the Wyoming school record in the 5000M race. White ran an altitude-converted time of 13:56.31 to break the record held since 2007 and notch a third-place finish for the Cowboys. White earned his team six points with the feat. 

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Mason Norman, Josh Rodgers and Trevor Stephen were in the same 5000M race as White with Norman finishing the highest amongst the three. Norman’s converted time of 14:10.59 was good for 10th place at the meet. Leah Christians was the top finisher for the Cowgirls on the women’s side of the event. Christians ran a time of 17:20.10, good for 14th place. 

Sage Coventry and the men kicked off day one of the Heptathlon on Thursday. Coventry ran a 7.25 in the 60, jumped 21-8.25 in the Long Jump and 6-4.25 in the High Jump and threw 42-11.5 in the Shot Put. Out of the eight competitors, Coventry didn’t finish below fourth in a single event and sits in third place overall with 2,941 points. Elijah Scott of Colorado State sits in the top spot with 2,979 points. 

In the Distance Medley Relay, the Cowgirl team of Kylie Simshauser, Jenae Ramirez, Kaylee Kearse and Hailey Uhre went 12:01.00 for a seventh place finish while the Cowboy team of Albert Steiner, Carson Kaminsky, Tristan Kneuppel and Ryker Holtzen went 10:05.18 for sixth. 

At the end of day one the Cowboys sit in fourth place as a team with nine points while the Cowgirls slot in at ninth with two points. 

The Pokes are back in action Friday with a bunch of prelims dominating the day. However, the final will be held in the Weight Throw, Long Jump, the men’s Pole Vault and the women’s High Jump. 

A full schedule of events can be found on GoWyo.com while the Championships can be streamed at TheMW.com/watch.

Stay up to date on Wyoming Track & Field by following @wyo_track on Twitter. 

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Every state in our nation has chosen things that represent the state in one way or another to be official state things. Like a flower, or animal. Wyoming is no different.

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To be an official thing, a member of the state legislature must write and submit a bill to the legislature declaring that a thing will be the official state thing. Then the legislature votes to pass the bill, or not, if it passes, the governor signs the bill into law and we have a new official state thing.

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