LARAMIE, Wyo. (May 26, 2014) – Junior Holly Page has become the University of Wyoming’s 15th member to qualify for the NCAA Track & Field West Preliminary this weekend in Fayetteville, Ark. That number represents the most athletes UW has sent to the regional meet in the four-year history of the current qualifying system.

Page was ranked 49th in the 10,000 meters when the field was announced late last week, but a medical scratch over the weekend gives the Cowgirl a spot in the event. Page missed making the original top 48 by less than two seconds.

To reach the NCAA’s East or West Preliminary meet, an athlete must be ranked in the region’s top 48 of his/her event. From there, the top 12 finishers in each event at the two regional meets will receive an invitation to the NCAA Championships onJune 11-14 in Eugene, Ore. Wyoming has advanced just one student-athlete past the preliminary round, as Jeremiah James made the NCAA Championships in the triple jump in 2010.

 

Wyoming’s NCAA West Preliminary Qualifiers

Cowboys (8)

Tyler Anderson – Hammer – 198-0 – 42nd West

Amos Bowen – 5,000 Meters – 14:07.20 – 44th West

Scott Carter – Triple Jump – 50-6 3/4 – 26th West

Jordan Charles – 110 Hurdles – 14.11 – 31st West

Mason Finley – Discus – 210-6 – 2nd West

Harry Fisher – 800 Meters – 1:49.51 – 22nd West

Paul Thomas – Discus – 190-11 – 13th West

Garrett Zans – Steeplechase – 8:50.45 – 10th West

 

Cowgirls (7)

Shreese Daniels – Hammer – 190-6 – 39th West

Audra DeStefano – Steeplechase – 10:24.04 – 32nd West

Taylor Gardner – 400 Hurdles – 58.14 – 13th West

Jenna Mann – Long Jump – 19-6 1/4 – 47th West

Jenna Mann – 100 Hurdles – 13.58 – 31st West

Holly Page – 10,000 Meters – 35:04 – 48th West

Kereston Thomas – 100 Meters – 11.57 – 28th West

Kereston Thomas – 200 Meters – 23.85 – 35th West

Mann, Thomas, Gardner, Katy Hall – 4×100 Relay – 45.32 – 22nd West