Carter’s Long Jump Victory Paces Pokes in Boulder

Carter’s Long Jump Victory Paces Pokes in Boulder

BOULDER, Colo. – University of Wyoming jumper Scott Carter continued his outstanding senior season on Saturday at the CU Invite in Boulder, Colo., easily winning the men’s long jump with a new outdoor personal best mark of 24 feet, 1.75 inches. Carter’s mark moves him to No. 10 on the UW all-time list for the event less than a week after he etched his name into the No. 3 spot on the UW list for the men’s outdoor triple jump.

“He’s getting better and better,” head coach Bryan Berryhill said of Carter. “We could put him in any event and he would love to get out there and compete. He’s the ultimate competitor, and it shows in the results he’s putting out.”

Bobby Wingeleth took fourth in the men’s long jump, leaping 22-11, while Kyle Alexander was sixth at 22-1. On the women’s side of the long jump, sophomore Ja’la Henderson leapt 19-2.75 to take second place overall in a field of 27 competitors. Henderson and Chadron State’s Stachia Reuwsaat were the only athletes to clear the 19-foot barrier on Saturday.

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Senior Jordan Charles had another successful day, taking second overall and first among collegiate competitors in the men’s 110-meter hurdles with a time of 13.97 seconds. Carter took fourth in the event, posting a time of 14.50. In the women’s 100-meter hurdles, senior Mikalah Skates recorded a season-best time of 14.27 to take fifth place. 

Redshirt freshman Jace Marx locked down a personal best in the men’s 200 meters, sprinting to the finish in 21.68 to take fourth place. Kevin Blackett was sixth in the men’s 400 meters, clocking in at 49.22. The men’s 4×100-meter relay squad contributed yet another speedy finish with a time of 40.70, taking second place.

Sophomore Jordan Edmonds had a solid finish in the women’s 200 meters, taking third place with a personal best time of 24.85. In the women’s 400 meters, junior Melina Harris showed continued improvement with yet another PR, turning in a time of 55.82 for third place overall. Cassidy Meade was fifth in the event at 57.48.

Sophomore Bryce Ailshie maintained his consistent success in the men’s 800 meters for the Brown and Gold, clocking an altitude-adjusted time of 1:50.98 to take second place in the field. Phillip Thomas was eighth, clocking in with an altitude-adjusted time of 1:53.99. Kerry White took third in the women’s 800 meters, posting an altitude-adjusted time of 2:14.63. 

Senior Audra DeStefano turned in a season-best time in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, finishing third with an altitude-adjusted time of 10:33.29. Jonah Henry turned in a fifth-place finish in the men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase with an altitude-adjusted time of 9:34.48.

In the men’s shot put, junior Garrett Lynch turned in a season-best with a mark of 52-10.5 while Martin Fitzwater was seventh at 51-4. Hannah Carr was fifth on the women’s side, throwing 45-9. She was also fourth in the discus, throwing 143-10.25, while Kayla York was sixth with a toss of 140-1.25.

“It was a solid weekend for us,” Berryhill said. “We did train pretty hard this week looking forward to the (Pacific Coast Intercollegiate) this next week, so I thought the kids performed well on tired legs.”

The Pokes have a busy upcoming week of competition, starting on Thursday in Long Beach, Calif., with the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate. A couple distance athletes will also compete at the prestigious Mt. SAC Relays in Torrance, Calif., while the Brown and Gold will round out the weekend in Logan, Utah, on Friday and Saturday at the Mark Faldmo Invite.

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