Track events dominate day two at the Potts Invitational
* University of Wyoming Athletics media relations release
BOULDER, Colo., -- The University of Wyoming Track & Field team wrapped up Competition at the Potts Invitational on Saturday with the track athletes in action.
In the 60M Hurdles Caige McComb earned a top ten finish for the Cowboys coming in ninth with a time of 8.54. Gabby Drube and Peri Hennigar both posted top-10 finishes on the women’s side finishing ninth and tenth respectively.
Carter Wilkerson was the lone Cowboy to compete in the 60M and he represented well finishing seventh amongst the field of 24 athletes with a time of 7.01. After having a successful first day of competition in Boulder, Shayla Howell was back in action today and finished fourth in the 60M with a time of 7.72.
Said assistant coach Ben Santos, “We are a young and inexperienced squad and we showed a little bit of that today. But, we were able to fight through a few of those mistakes and come away with some positives. Looking forward to a great week of practice and what we are able to do next weekend in Lincoln, Nebraska.”
In the 400M Jaymison Cox was the lone Cowboy competing clocking a time of 49.64 which was good enough for a fourth-place finish. On the women’s side, Jasmyne Cooper matched Cox’s fourth-place finish as she clocked a time of 58.51.
Wilkerson was back in action in the men’s 200M finishing 12th with a time of 22.27. One the women’s side Drube was the top finisher in the 200M clocking a time of 26.61 which earned her eighth place.
Getting the day started in the mile, Oisin O’Gailin was the highest finisher for the Cowboys finishing in sixth after clocking a time of 4:14.09.
On the women’s side, it was Katelyn Mitchem leading the way with a time of 4:58.35 to finish fourth in her first race of the indoor season. Mitchem’s time now ranks 4th all time at UW.
Assistant coach Scott Dahlberg said. “This was a really good start to the indoor season for our crew. We had a lot of personal bests which for an opening meet is very exciting. We didn’t get to race everyone today but we’re looking forward to a more full squad in the next few weeks. Katelyn has been putting in tremendous work and ran a great race that was really fun to watch.”
The first event win of the day would come from Joseph Rodgers as he took the top spot in the men’s 800M clocking a time of 1:53.54 to win the event.
The 3,000M was the final distant event of the day and for the Cowboys it would Conner Zydek coming in as the top finisher with a time 8:56.11 to finish in ninth place overall. For the Cowgirls, Kylie Simshauser matched Zydek’s ninth-place finish as she clocked a time of 10:21.5.
Up next on the scheduled for the Cowboys and Cowgirls is a trip to Lincoln, Nebraska for the Mark Colligan Memorial on Jan. 21 – Jan. 22.
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