Three Wyoming track & field student athletes earn Mountain West honors
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., -- Three University of Wyoming student-athletes have been named as the Mountain West Athlete of the Week on Tuesday December 14th as announced by the league office. Sage Coventry took home the Men’s Track Athlete of the Week Honor, Shayla Howell was named the Women’s Field Athlete of the Week and Carter Wilkerson rounds it out by being named the Men’s Freshman Athlete of the Week.
Sage Coventry took the top spot in the Heptathlon at the Power Meet to open up his 2021-22 indoor season with a win. The two day event finished up own Saturday with the 55M Hurdles, Pole Vault and 1,000 meter run. Coventry was followed by his teammate Bryson Engebretsen who took second place in the event.
Finishing with 4,995 points, Coventry ran a 6.75 in the 55M dash, went 22-05 in the Long Jump, threw 41-11.25 in the Shot Put and went 6-8.25 in the High Jump to end the day in first among the six competitors with 3060 points. On day two Coventry went 8.09 in the 55M Hurdles finishing just behind his teammate Engebretsen, 10-10 in the Pole Vault and a 2:59.32 in the 1000M run.
Shayla Howell posted the best mark in the Long Jump on Friday evening at the Power Meet with her mark of 20-1.5. Early in the Indoor season that mark ranks Howell third in the nation. The Cowgirl from Colony, Wyo., also took the top spot in the 55M dash with her time of 7.09.
In his first race as a Cowboy Carter Wilkerson went 6.38 to win the 55M Dash in a competition of Cowboys and athletes from Colorado State University. The freshman from Midlothian, Texas takes home the Men’s Freshman Athlete of the Week in the second week of the Mountain West awards.
The Cowboys and Cowgirls are next slated for competition on January 14th and 15th at the Potts Invite in Boulder, Colo.
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