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The University of Wyoming track and field teams traveled to Fort Collins, Colorado, on Sunday for the Doug Max Invitational and returned home with 12 first-place finishes and 11 runners-up medals.

William Nolan (Cheyenne South) was the only two-event winner for UW as he won the long jump with a leap of 23 feet, 0.25 inches and the triple jump with a mark of 48-00.5. The jumps accounted for five of UW's gold medals as Pete Mead (Cheyenne East) won the high jump, Jerayah Davis (Kelly Walsh) won the long jump and Ja'la Henderson took the top spot in the triple jump.

In addition, the Cowboys got second-place finishes from Alec Richardson (Riverton) in the long jump, Reece Shannon (Laramie) in the triple jump while the Cowgirls' Shayla Howell was second in the long jump and Aumni Ashby was runner-up in the triple jump.

Also winning their respective events for the Cowboys were: Bryce Alishie in the 800, Michael Downey (Cheyenne East) in the 1,500, hap Frketich in the javelin toss and the 4x100 relay team of Tyler Dahl (Laramie), Jacob Harthun, Jace Marx (Big Piney) and Roman Smith (Wheatland).

For the Cowgirls, Jasmyne Cooper won the 800, Kaylee Bentley the 1500 and Marie Doherty (Gillette) the 400 hurdles.

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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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