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Jerayah Davis

Wyoming's Jerayah Davis competes during the the Power Meet at War Memorial Fieldhouse two years ago in Laramie.

University of Wyoming senior Jerayah Davis put the finishing touches on an impressive weekend at the Mountain West Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday in Clovis, California.

Davis won the 100-meter dash in 11.35 seconds and finished fourth in the 200 (personal-best 23.57) and was named the meet’s Outstanding Woman Performer. On Friday, Davis won the long jump and ran the opening leg on the Cowgirls’ second-place 4x100 relay team.

“Jerayah had an amazing competition,” UW head coach Bryan Berryhill said in a release. “It was one of the most impressive two-day efforts I’ve ever seen at a conference championship. She is very deserving of being named athlete of the meet, and I’m excited to see how she does in two weeks at the NCAA preliminaries.”

Davis, a graduate of Kelly Walsh High School, scored 27 of the team’s 64 points in helping the Cowgirls to a seventh-place finish.

Senior Ja’la Henderson also brought home an individual title Saturday, winning the triple jump for the second year in a row with a leap of 42 feet, 7.5 inches. Henderson, who finished second by one-half inch to Davis in the long jump, also ran on the Cowgirls’ 4x400 relay team that placed seventh.

The Cowboys didn’t earn any individual gold medals on Saturday, but they had solid performances on both the track and in the field events to finish sixth in the team standings.

Bryce Ailshie placed fifth in the 800; McCade Johnson (Laramie), followed up his eighth-place finish in the 110 hurdles with a sixth-place showing in the 400 hurdles; Brandon McGuire was seventh in the 400 hurdles; Colton Paller finished fourth in the discus and eighth in the shot put; Michael Downey (Cheyenne East) was eighth in the 5,000; and the 4x400 relay team of Ailshie, Jace Marx (Big Piney), Caige McComb (Kelly Walsh) and Tyler Dahl (Laramie) was seventh.

Next up for the qualifying Cowboys and Cowgirls is the NCAA West Preliminaries, which take place May 23-25 in Sacramento, California.

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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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