Wyoming Track & Field Teams Welcome Montana State to Gillette for Powder River Dual


LARAMIE, Wyo. (January 24, 2019) – The Wyoming track & field teams are ready to return to action as they host the Powder River Dual against Montana State on Saturday, Jan. 26. The competition will be held at the Campbell County Parks and Recreation Center in Gillette, Wyo.


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“Montana State’s always had a really good track program,” Berryhill said. “I think this is the fifth year we’ve had the dual meet up in Gillette with them, and it’s always a close competition. It comes down to the 4×400 (meter relay) a lot of times. It’s a lot of fun for the kids. Campbell Country Rec Center up there does a really good job hosting this competition and Gillette in general, and it’s a really enjoyable meet for our student-athletes.”


Field events are slated to begin at 11 a.m. with the long jump, triple jump and high jump, while track competitions begin at noon with the mile run.


“We’re going through a lot of technical stuff right now,” said head coach Bryan Berryhill. “They guys and gals are training really hard still. Our sight for indoor season is the conference championships. We’re going to try to progress through practice and competitions to be the best we can when we get to Albuquerque.”


For the Cowgirls in the national rankings, senior jumper Ja’la Henderson is tied for eighth in the long jump with a career-best and school-record leap of 20 feet, seven inches. She’s also 12th in the triple jump with a mark of 42-4 set last weekend at the Bison Team Cup. She has won both long jump and triple jump events she’s competed in this season.


Senior sprinter Jerayah Davis is 13th in the 60m dash with a season-best time of 7.31 converting from a 55m dash at the Wyoming Power Meet in December. She’s also 63rd in the 200m dash with a time of 24.25. Freshman Aumni Ashby is 39th in the triple jump with a leap of 40-10.25, and senior Emelda Malm-Annan is 70th in the weight throw with a toss of 61-0.


For the Cowboys, sophomore William Nolan is top-40 in both horizontal jumps, as he ranks 32nd in the long jump with a mark of 24-3.75 and 38th in the triple jump, going 49-8.5 in the season-opening meet.


A trio of weight throwers is in the top 60, highlighted by junior Hap Frketich’s mark of 64-3, good for 38th in the NCAA. Junior Eric McArthur and sophomore Kirk Unland are 59th and 60th with throws of 61-10.5 and 61-8.5, respectively.


On the track, senior Bryce Ailshie is 53rd in the 800m run with a time of 1:52.62. A pair of 3,000m runners is in the top 50, as juniors Paul Roberts and Christopher Henry are 42nd and 46th with times of 8:15.32 and 8:15.76, respectively.


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Montana State’s Samuel Bloom has the nation’s eighth-fastest 800m time at 1:50.35, while Cameron Carroll is 50th in the same event with a time of 1:52.54. Alexander Lewis is 29th in the long jump with a mark of 24-5.75.


For MSU’s women, a trio of 5,000m runners are in the national standings, but that event won’t run at the Powder River Dual.


Results will be available on GoWyo.com following the event.


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