Wyoming Cowboys And Cowgirls Host MW Championships [AUDIO]
The Louis S. Madrid Sports Complex will be the host site for the 2014 Mountain West Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The University of Wyoming is hoping the next four days turns out to be a true 'home field advantage.'
At the 2013 championships, the Cowboys and Cowgirls struggled and finished sixth and eighth place, respectively. This year they are excited about the opportunity to compete at home.
Wyoming senior All-American thrower Mason Finley says, "It's great that it's here (at home). We don't have to travel, which is the track dream... staying at home, especially a meet this big... just come out and do what we do every day here."
This is only the second time that UW has hosted this event. The previous occasion was in 2009. In that year, Wyoming's men were sixth and women ended up ninth. The Cowboys best showing was third in 2000. They haven't finished higher than fifth since then. The Cowgirls top performance was also third in both 2000 and 2005. They haven't been higher than seventh in the team standings since.
Both programs have won 23 individual Mountain West titles through the years.
The competition starts today with the multi-events that run through tomorrow. The bulk of action will be Friday and Saturday.
Wyoming track and field head coach Bryan Berryhill joined David Settle and Patrick Pajak on Sportsline Live last Monday to preview the championships: