Pokes Cap Indoor Track and Field Season With 5th-Place Finish
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., -- The University of Wyoming Track and Field teams capped off the spring 2021 indoor slate with day three of competition at the Championships at the Peak Meet held at the Air Force Academy in the Cadet Field House on Saturday, Feb. 26.
"I thought our student-athletes competed very well against some of the best competition in the NCAA," said UW head coach Bryan Berryhill. "We improved as a team this indoor season and I really liked our focus and effort throughout. We know what we need to work on heading into the outdoor season and I'm confident we will continue to get better as a team."
The third and final day of the meet started off with the men's Shot Put and senior Colton Paller setting a new personal best throw of 55-8.25 for a fifth place finish. Paller set the standard for the Cowboy Shot Put this indoor season and bested his previous best by 3.3 feet.
On the women's side, Addison Henry notched the highest finish for the Cowgirls with a throw of 48-11.50, good for fifth place.
The highest placing for a Cowgirl runner on Saturday belongs to Jasmyne Cooper for her third place finish in the 800 meters with an altitude-converted time of 2:13.48.
The Cowboys placed in 5th out of 15 teams with 49.5 total points while the Cowgirls finished in a T-11th out of 19 with 22 points.
Shot Put: 5. Colton Paller 55-8.25 (PR), 11. Mikey DeRock 48-9.50, 15. Nathan Reid 46-0, 19. Daniel Carrillo 39-7.25
Triple Jump: 12. Jefferson Danso 46-11, 15. Reece Shannon 45-7, 18. William Nolan 44-0
3000M: 6. Chris Henry 8:31.50
Mile Relay: 6. 3:23.16 (Cox, Moore, McComb, Johnson)
Shot Put: 5. Addison Henry 48-11.50, 14. Mateya Mobley 41-8.50, 15. Jordan Christensen 41-3.25, 16 Cosette Stellern 41-0.5, 18. Maddy Dedic 40-9
Triple Jump: 12. Aumni Ashby 38-10.25
Mile: 8. McKenzi Davison 5:22.35
800: 3. Jasmyne Cooper 2:13.48, 11. Julia Kay O'Neill 2:26.40
Next up for Wyoming is the outdoor Track & Field season. Stay up to date with Wyoming Cross Country and Track & Field by following @wyo_track on Twitter.
* University of Wyoming press release
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