* University of Wyoming Athletics media relations release

LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming Track & Field teams competed on Friday Feb. 11th from the Don Kirby Invite in Albuquerque, N.M., and at the 2022 Husky Classic from Seattle, Wash. 

Cowboy and Cowgirl jumpers and sprinters went from the Don Kirby Invite hosted by the University of New Mexico while the men and women distance runners ran in the Husky Classic hosted by the University of Washington. 

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Shayla Howell broke the Wyoming Indoor all-time Long Jump record hitting her mark of 20-7.25 at the Don Kirby Invite. Howell placed fourth place and moved up from third place on the list to No. 1 all time. 

Associate head coach Quincy Howe said. “Shayla has been chasing this distance for a while and has been diligent about all the work that has been necessary to eventually achieve it. I am proud of the work she has put in thus far and excited for the next few weeks because there is still so much meat on the bone.” 

At the Husky classic a slew of Pokes set themselves up on the Wyoming all-time top 10 lists. Albert Steiner ran a 8:13.33 to post himself in the No. 4 spot in the 3000M. Steiner finished up in 24th place. 

Four top 10's were set in the 5000M race for the Pokes. Two Cowboys and two Cowgirls ran great races for personal bests. Kylie Simshauser and her 17:02.5 takes No. 4 all time while Abigail Whitman’s 17:10.36 ranks No. 7 all time. Simshauser took 30th place while Whitman placed in 35th. 

Mason Norman in the 5000M followed in Simshauser’s footsteps and ran a 14:12.99 to take the No. 4 spot on Wyoming’s all-time top 10 list while Connor Zydek ran a 14:25.76 for the No. 7 spot. Norman finished the race in 23rd while Zydek took 36th. 

Back at the Don Kirby Invite, Hunter Brown placed 13th in the men’s Long Jump with his jump of 22-9.25. Kareem Mersal returned to competition and posted a 23rd place finish with a mark of 22-3. 

Jaymison Cox posted the top marks for the Cowboys in both the 200 and 400M races. Cox ran a 21.91 in the 200 for a 16th place finish and posted a 48.63 in the 400 for a 7th place effort. Gabby Drube, the lone Cowgirl to race in the 400M women’s race posted a 1:00.33 for a 40th place finish. 

The team will be back at it with the same set up on Saturday. 

Live results for the Don Kirby Invite can be found at http://liverunningresults.com

Live results for the Husky Classic can be found at https://live.pntfo.com/meets/10806

Full meet schedules for both events can be found at GoWyo.com 

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

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