Cowgirls, Cowboys Presence Felt MWC Indoor Meet
Cowgirls junior Ja’la Henderson posted her third consecutive top-three indoor conference finish in the women’s long jump, helping Wyoming head into Saturday's finale of the MWC indoor track and field championships in fifth place among the men and ninth place among the women. Wyoming had top-six finishers in the men’s and women’s weight throws, and qualified athletes in nearly every preliminary race on Friday.
“I think we did advance some athletes in events where maybe we weren’t expecting to,” UW head coach Bryan Berryhill said Friday. “Now they’ve got a chance to go out there and score points for the team. There definitely were some good things. For the most part, we got kids through (to the finals). We’ll look for good performances (Saturday).”
Henderson posted a mark of 19 feet, 8.75 inches, two inches shy of victory, to match her third-place finish from last season’s indoor conference meet. Fellow junior Jerayah Davis posted a season-best mark of 19-5.5 to take fifth place overall. In the men’s long jump, freshman William Nolan used a personal-best mark of 23-7.5 to take fourth place and notch six points for the Cowboys. Henderson and Nolan will each compete in the triple jump on Saturday.
Sophomore weight thrower Hap Frketich demolished his personal best mark with a toss of 60-1.25 to take fourth overall and earn five points for Wyoming. Emelda Malm-Annan took sixth in the women’s weight throw, tossing a season-best 58-6 and earning three points for the Cowgirls.