University of Wyoming track and field breaks 10 all-time top 10 records at Pueblo meet

(Pueblo, CO) – The University of Wyoming Track & Field teams competed in their second outdoor meet of the season at the Spank Blasing Invite hosted by CSU-Pueblo at the Neta and Eddie DeRose Thunderbowl on Friday and Saturday March 26th-27th. 

A total of ten Cowboys and Cowgirls entered, or improved their place, in the UW all-time top-10 event lists on Friday and Saturday at the Spank Blasing Invite.Kayla StibleyandAubry Sanchezentered into the list at third and sixth place with their 11-5.25 and 10-11.50 marks in the Pole Vault. FreshmanKareem Mersalmoved into a tie for tenth on the list last week, but moved up to No. 8 with his 24-9.25 performance in the Long Jump.


Kirk Unlandstayed at No. 8 on the list in the Hammer but improved his mark to 206-3 on Friday night in the Hammer whileBrandon McGuireentered the books with his 52.58 and a second place finish in the 400M Hurdles the No. 10 spot.

Sadie McMullenalso entered the Cowgirls top-10 list with her performance in the Long Jump last week at the UNLV Spring Invitational. McMullen improved on that performance with a mark of 19-10.75 this weekend and moves up into No. 4 all-time with a second place finish.Addison Henrybreaks into the outdoor Shot Put event list with her throw of 47-7.5 at No. 9, joining her No. 7 mark on the indoor list.

Colton Pallertook his second first-place finish in as many weeks in the Discus. Paller won the event with a throw of 184-8, which moves the Cowboy senior into the No. 8 spot on the UW all-time event top 10 list.William Nolan, previously No. 9 in the Triple Jump on the list, moves up a spot to No. 8 with his first place finish and mark of 50-4. On the women’s side of the Triple Jump,Aumni Ashbytook second place with a PR of 40-2.75 and moves up from fourth to a tie for third on the event top 10 list.

“It was a really good all-around meet from the cowboys and cowgirls. We had 10 new all-time top 10 performances which is amazing for any meet, but especially one so early in the season.” Said Head CoachBryan Berryhill. “We had a really nice day weather wise and the team took advantage of the favorable conditions. We are off to a good start but there’s still a lot of work that needs to be done so we can be at our best in May at the MWC Championships.”

Unland andHap Frketichset the tone for Wyoming on Friday night in the men’s Hammer. Unland took the first spot for the second week in a row for the Cowboys while Frketich took the second spot with a mark of 196-10, a personal best for the Cowboy senior.

Early on Saturday both the Cowboys and Cowgirls performed well in the top three of the 4×100 Relay. The Cowboys team of Nolan,Caige McComb, McGuire andWyatt Mooretook second for the men with a time of 41.47. The Cowgirls squad of Ashby,Camille Foster,Shayla HowellandKiona Gibbswent 47.22 for third place at the meet.

Jasmyne Cooperimproved on her 800M time from last week in Las Vegas, Nev., running a 2:13.06 and finishing in fourth place.Marie Dohertymatched that fourth place finish in the 400M Hurdles, as the Cowgirl ran a 1:04.58 in the event. FreshmanSamuel Schneiderset the standard for the Cowboys in the High Jump with his mark of 6-6.76. Schneider also finished in fourth place.

A one-two finish for the Cowboys in one of the final events of the day asAlbert Steiner(9:22.77) andSeth Bruxvoort(9:36.19) took control of the 3000M Steeplechase on the men’s side.

Full results from the meet.


Hammer: 1.Kirk Unland206-3 (No. 8 UW All-Time), 2.Hap Frketich196-10

Long Jump: 1.Kareem Mersal24-9.25 (No. 7 UW All-Time)

Discus: 1.Colton Paller184-8 (No. 8 UW All-Time), 7.Nathan Reid160-5, 10.Mikey DeRock149-11

Steeplechase: 1.Albert Steiner9:22.77, 2.Seth Bruxvoort9:36.19 5. Phillip Henry 10:08.54

Triple Jump: 1.William Nolan50-4 (No. 8 UW All-Time), 7.Reece Shannon46-8.75,

4x100M Relay: 2. Nolan, McGuire, McComb, Moore 41.47

400M Hurdles: 2.Brandon McGuire52.58 (No. 10 UW All-Time), 4.McCade Johnson53.84

High Jump: 4.Samuel Schneider6-6.75, 7.Hunter Brown6-4.75, 12.Sage Coventry6-2.75

5000M: 5. Chris Henry 14:22.03, 25.Josh Rodgers15:26.01, 28.Connor Zydek15:31.33

Shot Put: 5.Colton Paller53-8.5, 11.Daniel Carrillo47-9.50, 12.Mikey DeRock47-6.50, 20.Nathan Reid43-3.75

100M: 6.Wyatt Moore10.90

4x400M Relay: 6. Engebretsen, Moore, Dahl, Coventry 3:24.66

110M Hurdles: 8.Caige McComb14.76, 11.McCade Johnson15.44, 15.Sage Coventry15.76, 16.Bryson Engebretsen15.79

Pole Vault: 8.Bryson Engebretsen13-9.75

1500M: 13.Jerald Taylor3:55.31, 25.Asefa Wetzel3:58.39

200M: 17.Tyler Dahl23.24, 18.Caige McComb23.25

400M: 18.Tyler Dahl51.71


Long Jump: 2.Sadie McMullen19-10.75 (No. 4 UW All-Time)

Triple Jump: 2.Aumni Ashby40-2.75 (T-No. 3 UW All-Time)

4x100M Relay: 3. Ashby, Foster, Howell, Gibbs 47.22

Shot Put: 4.Addison Henry47-7.5 (No. 9 UW All-Time), 9.Jordan Christensen42-8.75, 11.Mateya Mobley39-6

800M: 4.Jasmyne Cooper2:13.06, 9. Julia Kay O’Neil 2:16.58

400M Hurdles: 4.Marie Doherty1:04.58

4x400M Relay: 4. Gibbs, Foster, Ramirez, Cooper 3:58.51

Javelin: 5.Ally Serbick96-03

High Jump: 5.Anissa Warner5-1

Pole Vault: 6.Kayla Stibley11-5.25 (T-3 UW All-Time), 7.Aubry Sanchez10-11.50 (No. 6 All-Time UW)

Discus: 6.Cosette Stellern146-10, 18.Maddy Dedic117-3

200M: 6.Kiona Gibbs25.39, 33.Peri Hennigar28.86, 35.Sabrina Shoopman29.29,

100M: 8.Camille Foster12.27, 15.Kiona Gibbs12.60, 23.Peri Hennigar12.93

400M: 9.Marie Doherty1:00.18, 10.Jenae Ramirez1:00.46, 17.Sabrina Shoopman1:06.63

1500M: 18.Kaylee Kearse4:42.86, 21.Michelle Renner4:45.00, 31.McKenzi Davison4:57.64, 39.Abigail Johnston5:07.48

Wyoming is back at it next week at the Doug Max Invitational hosted by Colorado State in Fort Collins, Colo., on Saturday April 3rd.

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