LARAMIE, Wyo — The University of Wyoming Track & Field Teams head back to Fresno, Calif., for the 2021 Mountain West Outdoor Championships to be held Thursday-Saturday this week at Veterans Memorial Stadium. The Cowboys and Cowgirls finished out the regular season at the same track competing in the West Coast Relays hosted by Fresno State on April 30th.
Competition in Fresno gets started with the first part of the Men’s Decathlon on Thursday at 3:30PM (PDT) and caps off with the finals of the Women’s 4×400 Relay on Saturday evening at 8:55PM. A full list of the scheduled events can be found at GoWyo.com.
NOTABLE MARKS IN THE CONFERENCE
Kirk Unland and teammate Hap Frketich rank one-two in the conference this season in the Hammer Throw. Unland moved up the UW All-Time Top 10 Event List all the way to No. 6 this season with his mark of 214-2 with Frketich sitting at 199-7. Colton Paller sets the standard in the conference with his throw of 187-6 in the Discus set at the Doug Max Invitational in Fort Collins, Colo. The Cowboy senior also ranks fourth in the Shot Put with his personal best throw of 54-7.25.
Kareem Mersal at 24-9.25 in the Long Jump ranks first in the Mountain West Conference this season. The Cowboy freshman entered the UW All-Time Top 10 List in the event at No. 7 this year.
Albert Steiner is third in the Mountain West in the Steeplechase with his time of 8:54.41 set at the West Coast Relays two weeks ago on the same track in Fresno, Calif. Steiner’s time ranks him as the ninth best time on the UW All-Time Top 10 List in the event. Brandon McGuire broke into the Top-10 this year in the 400M Hurdles with his time of 52.38 to rank third in the Mountain West.
Having competed in just one Decathlon this season Sage Coventry and Bryson Engebretsen rank fourth and fifth in the Mountain West this season with scores of 6299 and 6242 respectively.
Mary Carbee and Anna Gillis go six and eight in the Mountain West this season. Both setting the personal bests at the West Coast Relays a couple of weeks ago. Carbee ranks seventh at UW with her throw of 193-2 while Gillis comes in at 9th at 191-1. Addison Henry comes in with the seventh best mark in the Shot Put this season as the Cowgirl broke into the UW Top-10 list this season with a mark of 47-7.5.
Other notable conference marks for the for the Cowboys include, Pete Mead in fourth in the High Jump at 6-8, Wyatt Moore eighth in the 100M with his time of 10.82, Caige McComb in eighth in the 110M Hurdles at 14.80, and Jerald Taylor In 12th in the 10,000 Meters with his time of 30:23.25. On the Cowgirls side, Jasmyne Cooper 10th in the 800 with her time of 2:09.31, Addi Iken 10th in the 10,000 Meters with her time of 38:54.81, Katelyn Mitchem in 10th in the 3,000M Steeplechase clocking in at 10:50.07.
COWBOYS & COWGIRLS IN THE TOP 99 NATIONALLY
Discus | Colton Paller | 31
Hammer | Kirk Unland | 37 | & Hap Frketich | 89
Hammer | Mary Carbee | 88 | & Anna Gillis | 96
Long Jump | Sadie McMullen | 60
3000M Steeple | Albert Steiner | 63
Long Jump | Kareem Mersal | 65 | & William Nolan | 74
Triple Jump | William Nolan | 76
Decathlon | Sage Coventry | 95 | & Bryson Engebretsen | 99
Unfortunately due to health and safety protocols there are a group of Cowboys and Cowgirls who are key contributors that will not be making the trip to Fresno for the 2021 Mountain West Outdoor Championships.
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