* University of Wyoming Athletics media relations release

LONG BEACH, Cali., — A group of University of Wyoming Track & Field runners and throwers wrapped up a three-day week of action in California for the Cowboys and Cowgirls at the Long Beach Invitational.

The long jump was the highlight event for both the Cowboys and Cowgirls on the day. On the women’s side, Shayla Howell had an outstanding performance, finishing as the runner-up in the field of over 50 competitors with a leap of 20-6.5.

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Sadie McMullen also had a strong outing finishing 16th with a leap of 18-8. In the men’s long jump Kareem Mersal went 24-5 to finish in sixth out of the 50 athletes competing. Hunter Brown also finished in the top 20 taking 17th with a leap of 23-0.75.

In the triple jump, Aumni Ashby produced a top ten finish going 40-2.25 to finish seventh amongst the 36 competing athletes. On the men’s side, Jefferson Danso finished 25th with a leap of 45-3.

Howell was also in action in the women’s 100M clocking a time of 12.27 to finish in the top half of the field taking 35th. On the men’s side Wyatt Moore finished 22nd with a time of 10.90 while Carter Wilkinson and Jaymison Cox finished 33rdand 66th respectively.

In men’s 110M hurdles Caige McComb ran 15.07 to finish in 39th while Sage Coventry finished 58th with a time of 21.77.

In the women’s 400M hurdles, Gabby Drube paced a trio of Cowgirls finishing 42nd with a time of 1:05.91. The duo of Jenae Ramirez and Caroline Larsson finished 45th and 48th with times of 1:06.36 and 1:07.43 respectively. On the men’s side, Jaheim Ferguson ran a 54.56 to finish 20th while Craig McComb finished 37th with a time of 56.33.

Four Cowboys were in action in the men’s high jump led by Samuel Schneider who finished tied for 23rd after clearing 6-7. Just behind him, Coventry and Pete Mead finished in 25th and 26th respectively while Hunter Brown ended up placing 34th.

Addison Henry turned in a strong performance in the women’s shot put finishing 11th with a toss of 48-3.5 which is just shy of Henry’s personal best. Also competing in women’s shot put, Cosette Stellern finished 73rd with a mark of 36-7.75. For the Cowboys, Nathan Reid and , finished 43rd and 56th respectively in the shot put.

Reid closed out his day with a personal best in the discus going 181-11 earning him a ninth-place finish. With the personal best mark, Reid continues to sit in tenth on the UW all-time top ten list. On the women’s side, Stellern finished 40th with a throw of 144-6.

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