Pokes Win Eight Events on Saturday at Utah State

Pokes Win Eight Events on Saturday at Utah State

LOGAN, Utah – The University of Wyoming track & field team concluded a chaotic weekend in resounding fashion on Saturday, winning eight events on the second day of the Mark Faldmo Invitational at Maughan Stadium in Logan, Utah. The Cowboys and Cowgirls each posted four event wins on the day, excelling in all event areas en route to four UW all-time top 10 marks.

“Overall, I thought it was a solid day,” head coach Bryan Berryhill said. “The teams took advantage of an opportunity to compete at the Mountain West conference championship site. There were a lot of good performances across the board. The focus was there today.”

Just two days removed from setting the new UW program record for the women’s 100-meter dash, sophomore Jerayah Davis showed her versatility with a win in the women’s 200 meters. Her time of 24.31 seconds is No. 10 on the UW all-time list. Jordan Edmonds took fourth at 25.01. Davis and Edmonds each ran a leg for Wyoming’s victorious 4×100-meter relay team, which clocked in at 45.94 seconds for an easy win. 

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Sam Kirkeide followed his massive PR in the men’s 100 meters at the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate with another good time on Saturday, winning the event with a time of 10.71. The Cowboys’ 4×100-meter relay squad of Kirkeide, Jordan Charles, Jace Marx and Kevin Blackett continued their remarkably consistent season with a time of 40.61, taking second place. 

A group of seniors posted solid performances in the hurdles events, with Charles leading the way with a win in the men’s 110-meter hurdles at 14.01. Scott Carter posted a new personal best in the event, finishing as the runner-up to Charles with a time of 14.26, the No. 8 time on the UW all-time list. Mikalah Skates took second in the women’s 110-meter hurdles, clocking in at 14.25. 

Cassidy Meade earned a runaway victory in the women’s 800 meters, clocking a new outdoor personal record with an altitude-adjusted time of 2:09.72 and bettering her 4th-ranked time on the UW all-time list for the event. Ricky Faure had a similar performance in the men’s 800 meters, winning by almost five seconds with a season-best time of 1:48.90 after altitude adjustment. Phillip Thomas took fourth at 1:54.04.

Kerry White and Solana Quistorff went 2-3 in the women’s 1,500 meters, with White checking in with an altitude-adjusted time of 4:34.32 while Quistorff clocked in with an altitude-adjusted personal record of 4:40.81. On the men’s side of the event, Jonah Henry took top honors with an adjusted time of 3:53.74, also a personal record. 

Freshman Kacey Doner made a solid improvement in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase, moving up to No. 5 on the UW all-time list and chopping more than 10 seconds off her personal record with a time of 11:06.48 after altitude adjustment. 

Garrett Lynch launched another huge throw in the men’s shot put, tossing 55 feet, 2 inches for a new personal record to take second place. Hannah Carr finished third in the women’s discus, throwing 150-5. Damon Unland was a fourth-place finisher in the men’s discus, throwing 159-10, while Lynch was fifth at 158-4. 

“Garrett’s been getting better and better each week,” Berryhill said. “Coach (Paul) Barrett is excited about the work he’s been putting in. That was a huge step forward.” 

Carter contributed a third-place effort in the men’s long jump, jumping 23-11.5 as he took a meet off from his signature event, the triple jump. Allegra Carson was another solid performer for the Cowgirls in the field events, taking fourth in the women’s triple jump at 36-9. 

The Cowboys and Cowgirls return to rival ground for the Jack Christiansen Invite in Fort Collins, Colo., next Saturday.

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