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A pair of University of Wyoming track and field athletes swept the Mountain West Field Athletes of the Week honors, the conference announced on Tuesday. Senior Ja'la Henderson and sophomore William Nolan earned the title of women's and men's conference field athletes of the week, respectively.

Henderson broke a 38-year old school record in the long jump with a 20-foot-7 leap. Not only does that mark lead the conference but currently also puts her fourth nationally.

Nolan, meanwhile, swept the long jump and triple jump for the Cowboys at the annual Power Meet. The Cheyenne South graduate went top-10 all-time with a 24-foot-3.75 in the long jump and went 49-feet-8.5 in the triple jump to put him first in the conference and tie him for tenth in the nation.

Both Wyoming track and field teams return to action on Jan. 19 when they travel to Fargo, North Dakota, for the NDSU Team Challenge.

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High School Sports Reporter

Brady Oltmans reports on high school and local sports. He joined the Star-Tribune in July 2016 after covering prep sports and college soccer in Nebraska. He also contributes to University of Wyoming sports coverage. He and his dog live in Casper.

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