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The University of Wyoming's women's track and field team put the finishing touches on an impressive weekend Saturday night at the NCAA West Preliminary in Clovis, California.

The Cowgirls' 4x100 relay team of Jerayah Davis, Ja'la Henderson, Shayla Howell and Jordan Edmonds punched its ticket to next month's NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, qualifying in the No. 12 slot with a time of 44.69 seconds. Competing in the second heat, they finished in fifth place, putting them on the bubble with one heat remaining.

The Cowgirls advanced by the narrowest of margins as Illinois finished fifth in the third and final heat with a time of 44.70.

Earlier in the day, Henderson earned her second qualification to the NCAA Championships by placing third in the triple jump with a leap of 43 feet, 6 inches.

Fellow senior Davis (Kelly Walsh) had already qualified for the NCAA Championships in both the 100-meter dash and the long jump. Davis is the first Cowgirl to qualify for the NCAAs in three events.

The NCAA Outdoor Championships are scheduled for June 5-8 in Austin, Texas.

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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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