The University of Wyoming track and field teams will begin the season indoors at the Colorado School of Mines Alumni Classic. The two-day event will be Thursday and Friday at the Steinhauer Fieldhouse in Golden, Colorado.
“The team’s been training really well this fall,” UW track and field coach Bryan Berryhill said. “I know the athletes and coaches are excited to get out there and see how the training is going to pay off.”
The meet starts at 9:45 a.m. on Thursday with the women’s pentathlon; the men’s heptathlon starts at 10 a.m. There will be four field events on Thursday, starting at 3 p.m. with the shot put.
The action will continue at 10 a.m. Friday starting with the triple jump. Track events begin at 11:40 a.m. with the 60-meter hurdles, and the day concludes with the distance medley relays at 3:30 p.m.
The Cowboys return six indoor All-Mountain West performers from a year ago: Hap Frketich (weight throw), Jacob Harthun (4x400 relay), Christopher Henry (3,000, 5,000), Jace Marx (4x400 relay), Brandon McGuire (4x400 relay), Kirk Unland (weight throw). There are also nine Cowboys on the roster who are currently on UW’s indoor top-10 lists.
The Cowgirls do not return any indoor All-MW performers, however Shayla Howell is a returning outdoor All-American, earning the honor in the 4x100 relay during the last outdoor campaign. Additionally, there are eight Cowgirls on this season’s squad who have positions on UW’s indoor top-10 lists.