Watch How the Cowgirls are Prepped for the NCAA’s
Four Wyoming Cowgirls are set to compete at the NCAA Outdoor Track Championships Thursday and Saturday in Austin, TX.
Seniors Jerayah Davis, Ja’la Henderson, and Jordan Edmonds, plus freshman Shayla Howell will represent UW in four different events.
History will be made Thursday, as Davis becomes the first Cowgirl ever to compete in three different events at the national meet.
The 4x100 meter relay is part of the national semifinals at 6:02 p.m., Mountain Time, Thursday.
Davis will also compete in the national semifinals of the 100-meter dash at 7:16 p.m. (MT). That’s followed by the finals in the long jump at 7:30 p.m. (MT).
Saturday sees Henderson in the triple jump for the second year in a row. That is at 4:40 p.m. (MT).
Henderson is the first Cowgirl to compete in back-to-back championships since Shauna Smith in 2004 and 2005. The senior finished in 15th-place and earned Second Team All-America honors.
Davis, Henderson, and UW assistant track coach Quincy Howe talked about the NCAA Championships ahead of the meet.
Saturday could be a busier day if the relay and Davis in the 100-meters qualify for the national finals. The 4x100 meter finals are at 4:32 p.m. (MT), while 100-meter finals are at 5:22 p.m. (MT).
The 2019 championships mark the first time the University of Wyoming’s had four Cowgirls competing at the NCAA’s in 14 years.