Fisher Becomes An All-American
Wyoming graduate student Harry Fisher earned second-team All-American honors Wednesday at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, OR.
In the process, he snapped a 33-year drought for the Cowboys on the track.
Fisher finished in 16th place in the 800 meters semifinals. He was sixth in his heat and missed advancing to Friday’s final by 1.7 seconds.
In a release from the university, Wyoming head track coach Bryan Berryhill said,
“I thought Harry had a solid run today. He could have got out better, but at the 600 mark he put himself back in contention. He was just too far back by then."
Fisher ran a time of 1:48.93, which was slower than his mark at the NCAA West Preliminary meet two weeks ago, but still improved upon his seed going into the semis.
He becomes the 20th Cowboy to earn All-America honors at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Fisher is the first to accomplish the feat on the track since 1982.
It’s come to light that Fisher’s performance may have been affected by a bike accident last Thursday that resulted in stitches in his left knee.