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Wyoming natives Lauren Taubert and Ann Wingeleth both set personal records while the University of Wyoming's Ja'la Henderson tied a school mark at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday in Austin, Texas.

Kansas State junior Taubert (Natrona County) finished eighth in the heptathlon with 5,793 points; Oregon State junior Wingeleth (Lyman) was 10th in the high jump with a personal-best mark of 5 feet, 10 inches. Henderson finished 10th in the triple jump (43-03.75) to earn her school record-tying fifth All-America honor.

Taubert, who entered the day in ninth place, finished 20th in the long jump (18-05.75) and 13th in the javelin (123-09) before ending the meet with a third-place finish in the 800 meters (2:10.94). The eighth-place finish was enough to earn Taubert first-team All-America honors.

Wingeleth had finished 10th at the NCAA West Preliminary with a jump of 5-08.75 before Saturday. She earned second-team All-America honors.

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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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