Pokes wrap up competition at Mountain West Outdoor Championships
* University of Wyoming Athletics media relations release
FRESNO, Calif., -- The Wyoming Track and Field Squad wrapped up competition at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships on Saturday at Veterans Memorial Stadium. The final day of action in Fresno was highlighted by a pair of podium finishes in the field events.
Aumni Ashby got the day off to a strong with a podium performance in the women’s triple jump finishing in third place with a career best leap of 41-5. With that mark Ashby moves up one spot in the record books and now sits in second all-time in program history. On the men’s side, Jefferson Danso and Hunter Brown both earned points for the Cowboys finishing in fourth and sixth respectively.
In the men’s discus, Tarique George led the way for Wyoming finishing in third with a throw of 179-6 while Mikey DeRock finished in seventh with a mark of 164-8. On the women’s side, the duo of Cosette Stellern and Logan DeRock finished in 12th and 13th respectively.
On the track, the team of Jaymison Cox, Wyatt Moore, Hunter Brown and Carter Wilkerson got things started with a fourth-place finish in the men’s 4X100 relay clocking a time of 41.32.
Cox then followed that up by competing in the finals of the men’s 400M. He would add more points to the board for the Cowboy’s crossing the line with a time of 48.06 to finish in seventh.
After winning the Mountain West title in the long jump a day ago, Shayla Howell returned to action on Saturday suiting up for the women’s 100M finals. Howell clocked a time of 11.92 which was good enough to earn her a sixth-place finish. On the men’s side, Wyatt Moore matched that with a sixth-place finish with one of his own clocking a time of 10.62.
A trio of Cowboys were in action in the men’s 400M hurdle finals led by Jaheim Ferguson who finished fifth with a time of 53.41. Carson Kaminski and Caige McComb finished in seventh and eighth with times of 55.03 and 55.05 respectively.
Joseph Rogers put together a strong performance in the men’s 800M finals earning the Cowboys more points with a fourth finish clocking a time of 1:49.85.
In the women’s 5000M finals, Katelyn Mitchem was the top finisher for the Cowgirls finishing in 17th with a time of 16:46.96 which moves her into seventh all time in program history. Kylie Simshauser was the next best finisher for the Cowgirls taking 30th with a time of 17:18.60. On the men’s, Seth Bruxvoort was in action finishing 24th with a time of 14:58.02.
In the final event of the Mountain West Championships, the team of Caroline Larsson, Jenae Ramirez, Kiona Gibbs and Gabby Drube picked up a ninth-place finish in the women’s 4X400 relay with a time of 3:54.41. On the men’s side, the team of Cox, Ferguson, Kaminski and Rogers ran to a fifth-place finish with a time of 3:15.89.
In the team standings, the Cowboys matched their finish from a season ago taking fourth with 93.50 points while Air Force captured the men’s title with 211.50 points. The Cowgirls finished in 10th with 33 points while San Diego State won the women’s title with 157 points.
Up next for the Cowboys and Cowgirls will be a week off as they await the selections announcement for the NCAA West Prelims in Fayetteville, Arkansas May 25-28. The top 48 declared athletes in the region in every event will earn a spot at the NCAA Prelims.