Pokes have strong outing in Fort Collins
* University of Wyoming Athletics media relations release
FORT COLLINS, Colo., — The University of Wyoming Track & Field Team was in action this weekend as a contingent of athletes competed at the Jack Christiansen Invitational hosted by Colorado State.
The Cowgirls got things started on Friday with the Women’s hammer throw led by Addison Henry who finished third with a throw of 185-02. Mateya Mobley was the next highest Cowgirl placer taking 11th with a throw of 142-11. Jordan Christensen and Christine Montler were also in action finishing 15th and 16th respectively.
Giulia Lodi had a standout day on Saturday in the women’s javelin earning her first win of the season in the event with a throw of 140-11. Logan DeRock also had a solid outing finishing sixth with a throw of 101-05.
Henry led the way for the Cowgirls in the women’s shot put going 47-03.5 to earn a second-place finish. Christensen was the next top finisher in the event for the Cowgirls finishing sixth with a toss of 40-11. The duo of DeRock and Mobley finished just behind her in seventh and ninth, respectively.
In the men’s discus, Tarique George came away with a third-place finish earning the podium spot with a best mark of 165-02. On the women’s side, DeRock continued her busy day with a fifth-place finish after going 141-09.
Katelyn Mitchem got the day off to a great start picking up a win in the women’s 1500M taking the top spot with a time of 4:33.26 while Hailey Jones finished in 11th with a time of 4:53.50. On the men’s side, Asefa Wetzel was the top Wyoming finisher taking eighth with a time of 4:03.71.
In the men’s 5000M, a trio of Cowboys finished in the top ten led by Trevor Stephen who ran a 15:43.76 to earn a fifth-place finish. The duo of Cooper Brown and Will Persin finished just behind him in sixth and seventh respectively. On the women’s side, Molly Sitter was the top finisher taking sixth with a time of 19:20.81. Riley Geldean finished just behind her in seventh with a time of 20:06.05.
Sadie McMullen was the lone Cowgirl to compete in the women’s long jump, but she represented well earning a share of first place with a leap of 17-11.75.
Aumni Ashby continued the winning ways for the Cowgirls earning a dominant win in the women’s triple jump. Ashby went 39-2.5 finishing well ahead of the rest of the field.
Gabby Drube picked up another event win for the Cowgirls in the women’s 400M hurdles clocking a time of 1:04.10 finishing more than three seconds ahead of the rest of the field. On the men’s side Caige McComb earned a third-place finish in the men’s 400M Hurdles with a time of 55.74.
McComb followed that up with a sixth finish in the men’s 110M Hurdles clocking a time of 14.75.
Carter Wilkerson was the lone Cowboy to step to the starting line in the men’s 100M running a time of 10.90 to earn a third-place finish. On the women’s side the duo of Drube and Peri Hennigar finished fifth and sixth with times of 12.73 and 13.29 respectively.
Kiona Gibbs led the way on the women’s 400M finishing fourth with a time of 1:01.11 while Tyler Dahl took to the track running a 51.36 to finish in seventh. Gibbs wrapped up her day with a fourth-place finish in the women’s 200M crossing the line in 25.82.
Up next for the Cowboys and Cowgirls will be a trip to Fresno, California to compete in the Fresno Invitational hosted by Fresno State on April 30th.
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