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University of Wyoming senior Damon Unland won the hammer throw at the Mountain West Championship on Friday in Clovis, California.

It was the second consecutive MW title in the event for Unland, who won with a mark of 199 feet, 1 inch. Kirk Unland, Damon's younger brother, finished second with a throw of 182-08 and teammate Hap Frketich was sixth with a mark of 178-04.

Also for the Cowboys, freshman William Nolan (Cheyenne South) placed third in the long jump (23-10.75) and Harry Ewing was third in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (9 minutes, 3.55 seconds).

For the Cowgirls, Ja'la Henderson finished third in the long jump (20-01.5) and Emelda Malm-Annan was fourth in the hammer (198-06).

Wyoming also qualified a number of runners in the finals of the running events, the majority of which took place late Saturday.

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Sports Editor

Jack Nowlin returned to the Star-Tribune in 2007 after eight years covering Michigan State University athletics. A Wyoming native, and a graduate of Jeffrey City High School and the University of Wyoming, Jack serves as the Star-Tribune’s sports editor.

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