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By Pete Rust

GRHS track team starts season in Utah


March 22, 2017

With 35 teams from Wyoming, Utah and Idaho and over 1,000 athletes competing, the Wolves kicked of their 2017 outdoor track season this past weekend.

According to head track coach Dan Hansen, the weather was perfect 70 plus degrees and the kids got of to a good start.

Leading the way for the Lady Wolves were Natasha Young in the throws with two top-five places placing fifth in the discus, 91’10” and second in the shot put 34’5.5” and Andri Dewey, finishing ninth in the 200-meter dash at 27.46, eighth in the 100 meters with 13.24 and seventh in the long jump at 15’2.”

The other top finisher for the girls team was Erika Wilson who finished 16th in the 100-meter hurdles at 18.45, sixth in the long jump with 15’7.5” and second in the high jump with a good early season jump of 5”4.”

Others competing well for the Lady Wolves included Mariah Brady and Jimena Campos 29th in a field of 40 in the 100-meter hurdles. In the 100 and 200-meter dashes, Patience Bentley finished 51st in the field of 65 in the 100 and 43rd in the 200 meters.

In the tough 300-meter hurdles Campos finished 21st and Brady came in 24th.

Also in the grueling 400 meters, Ashley Jensen ran finished 43rd and came back to run the 800 meters to finish 44th in the field of 58.

In the field events, Alaina Maiers competed in the discus throwing 52’11” and 25.08.50 in the shot put. Also in the shot were Cassidy Gomez finishing 20th with a throw of 26.04 and Kim Peterson with a throw of 22.10.50.

Bentley took 20th in the field of 30 at 13.02.25. in the long jump.

Several of the Lady Wolves competitors set personal bests and Erika Wilson pre-qualified for State in the high jump.

For the boys, Braden Reichel led the way in the distance runs with a fine early season time in the 800 meters, finishing fourth in 1:58.63 out of a field of 71. He was followed by teammates, Christian Gayton in 36th with 2:14.36, Eric Clingenpeel in 42nd in 2:16.53 and Marcos Valerio in 50th in 2:23.25.

Reichel also took fourth in a field of 67 in the 3,200-meter run in 10:02.88, followed by teammate Brayden Kovick in 16th place in 10:40.25.

In a large field of 85 runners Clingenpeel led the way finishing 31st in 4:53.06 followed by Miles Moffat in 40th in 4:59.11, Tanner Adam in 46th at 5:04.89 and Valerio in 5:07.92.

In the sprints, Kyle Cacho led the way in 17th place in 11.81, followed by Cody Childress in 42nd and Drew Wilson in 52nd.

The 200 meters saw Cacho in 13th followed by Cole White in 27th and Drew Wilson in 29th our of a field of 60 sprinters. Chance Hofer finished 11th in the 110 hurdles followed by Grant Huber in 26th place. Hofer was 13th in the 300-meter hurdles with Huber finishing in 32nd. White also was the Wolves to finisher in the 400 meters in 53.92 followed by Gayten, who placed 43rd in 57.49.

In the long jump, Cacho again led the way with a leap of 19.04.50 for 14th place followed by Wilson in 29th with a leap of 17.07.75.

The Wolves had five throwers in the discus, led by Nick Boldt in 10th place in the field of 60 throwers with a distance of 109’10.” He was followed by Hunter Spartz with 99’1” in 16th, Elijah Hill in 27th, Jarrod Shoemaker in 48th and Justin Rubalcaba in 51st.

Finally on the day the shot putters were led by Spartz in second place, with a good early season throw of 46.03.00, followed by Boldt in 15th, Rubalcaba in 39th, Hill in 40th and Placido Mena in 53rd.

For the boys, Reichl pre qualified for State in the 800 meters.

Hansen was pleased with the team’s performance and looks forward to a meet Friday in Big Piney.

Due to the weather, the throwing area is unuseable so a meet just for throwers for several of the southwest teams is being arranged for Friday.


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