LARAMIE – The University of Wyoming’s Quincy Howe was named the Mountain Region women’s assistant coach of the year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Friday.
Howe is the first UW coach or athlete to earn a regional honor in the 13-year history of the award. The USTFCCCA honors men’s and women’s track and field athletes of the year, men’s and women’s head coaches of the year and men’s and women’s assistant coaches of the year.
This season, Howe coached four Cowgirls to the NCAA national championships – one in long jump, one in triple and his 4×100 relay team.
Senior Ja’la Henderson is competing in her second consecutive national championship meet in triple jump. Senior Jerayah Davis of Casper is the first Cowgirl to qualify for three events at a national championship meet. She will run the 100-meter dash, run the first leg of the 4x100 relay and compete in long jump.
Howe’s jumpers earned 28 out of 64 total team points UW posted at the Mountain West Championships. The relay teams earned another 10 points.
Howe guided Davis to the school record in long jump, Henderson to second all-time in the same event and the 4x100 relay team which now ranks second in school history.
The NCAA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships are June 5-8 in Austin, Texas.