Cowgirls 4th, Cowboys 5th In MW Track Championships
Four more titles highlighted the final day of competition for the University of Wyoming at the 2014 Mountain West Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Laramie.
The Cowgirls took the top spot in three events, while the Cowboys added one more win at the championships.
Senior Taylor Gardner and sophomore Kereston Thomas won a pair of gold medals Saturday. Gardner took the top spot in the 400-meter Hurdles with a time of 58.31. Thomas blazed to a win in the 100-meters in a school record time of 11.50. Her margin of victory was .01 seconds.
Both Gardner and Thomas were part of the winning 4X100 meter relay. It was the first ever win for UW in the event at the MW Championships. They finished with a time of 45.04. Senior Jenna Mann and Junior Audrey West ran the other two legs of the race.
Senior Mason Finley won his second individual event on the men's side with his victory in the Shot Put. Finley's best throw was 60-11.25. He topped the competition by just over three inches.
The Cowgirls utilized their home track to nearly match their best performance in the Mountain West Outdoor Track and Field Championships. They ended up in fourth place in the team rankings with 94 points. The Cowgirls were only a half-point out of third place behind Colorado State. It's the Wyoming women's highest finish since 2005 and the most points scored since 2004.
In the men's team standings, the Cowboys were fifth with 110 points. It's their highest finish since 2010, and the second most points they've scored in MW history.
Overall, Wyoming secured seven total event victories over the four days of competition. That is the most at one track and field championship in school history.
San Diego State won their second straight and third overall Mountain West women's team championship; while the New Mexico Lobos captured their first MW men's team title.