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By Pete Rust

Wolves split for 2 meets


April 12, 2017

Track kicked off this past week for the Wolves as the team split up to attend two meets over the weekend.

The younger kids headed west Thursday to compete in the Lyman High School Track Meet against teams from Mountain View, Farson and host Lyman.

Starting off in the girls 100 meter hurdles, sophomore Ashlie Childress led the way for the ladies. She was one of the few veterans to compete in this meet for the Lady Wolves, finishing sixth, while Kiersten Revelli and Adrienne Revelli, both freshman, came in eighth and ninth. Junior Lauren Hoyt finished the 100 meters in first, with a time of 13.11, followed by freshman Dezeray Wilson finishing ninth in 14.08, with sophomores Patience Bentley, Cassandra Beckerman and Kayle Frye gaining valuable experience. In the 1,600 meters, Jarin Mandros led the way finishing fourth with teammates Alexis King and Kiersten Knezovich in fifth and seventh respectively.

Wilson won the 400 meters with Hailey Westenskow finishing fourth. In the 200 meters, Lauren Hoyt was again the Lady Wolves top finisher in third place with Wilson finishing in fifth place.

Hoyt finished second in the long jump at 15.05.25, followed by Bentley at 13.09 in seventh. Knezovich was the top finisher for Green River in the triple jump in sixth place. Bella Knight, a junior, was the top finisher in the shot put, placing ninth for the Wolves at 23.01. Lauren Hoyt broke the top ten in her fourth event of the day. Leading the way in the discus and finishing seventh with a throw of 77.00.

Hansen noted that the weather was good for this meet and several of the young athletes performed well. He was particularly pleased with the boys pole vaulters, all underclassman, performing well and led by Anthony Wood going 8-6 and Cody Price and Devan Ratliff also clearing the opening height, which Hansen said “is great news for our program.”

Trojan Invitational

The more experienced Green River track competitors headed north Friday to compete with teams from host Kelly Walsh, Gillette, Douglas, Lander, Shoshoni, Midwest and Wyoming Indian School.

Head coach Dan Hansen accompanied the team on this trip and was pleased with the results as junior Kyle Cacho prequalified for State in the 100 meters. Hansen said the team competed well, achieving several personal bests with wind gusts of nearly 50 mph. The team had four event winners.

Junior Andri Dewey led the way in the 100 and 200 meter dashes, finishing fourth in the 100 in 13.14, with freshman Kezley Moore close behind her, taking fifth at 13.31. Dewey took first in the 200 meters. Moore led the way in the 400 meters with a second-place finish among the bigger schools with Dewey right behind in third place. Sophomore Ashley Jensen improved her time almost 2 seconds, finishing sixth place in the 800 meters at 2:52.95.

Another sophomore, Kaisa Arnell, led the way taking first in the 1,600 meters. In the 100 meter hurdles, sophomore Jimena Campos led the way finishing fifth dropping her season best to 54.64 while freshman Mariyah Brad was close behind in sixth at 55:24. The relay team of Moore, Hosford, Jensen and Arnell competed in two relays and took second in the 4x400-meter relay and second in the 4x800 meters. In the triple jump, Dewey took fourth and Brady finished in sixth.

In the discus, Natalya Robberson, Kim Peterson, Alaina Meyers all had season bests, with Peterson also throwing her best to date in the shot put.

For the boys, Cacho led the way in the 100 meters as all three wolves ran under 12 seconds for the first time this season. Cacho ran 11.37 for fifth followed by Cody Childress in 10th at 11.60 and Cole White, 14th at 11.73.

The same group competed in the 200 meters with Cacho taking fourth, White seventh and Childress 14th. In the 400, White finished third and Childress sixth.

In the longer runs, senior Eric Clingenpeel finished second in the 800 meters with Christian Gaytan, Zach Orr, Marcos Valerio and freshman Drew Gibson all in the top 10. Senior Braden Reichel took first in the 1,600, followed by sophomore Valerio in second and Gibson and Orr in sixth and eighth respectively.

In the 110 hurdles, freshman Grant Huber continues to improve, taking fifth with his best time to date this season. Huber also tied his best time in the 300 hurdles finishing 10th. The relay team of Clingenpeel, Gayton, Kovick and Reichel took third in the 4x400 and first in the 4x800, winning by almost 10 seconds over the second place team. In the high jump, Huber beat more than half the field, finishing 11th, while Cacho took fourth in the long jump close to his season’s best while jumping 19:01.50. Cacho also led the Wolves in the triple jump, finishing in eighth place.

In the throws, senior Hunter Spartz again led the way taking third in the discus while improving to a season’s best of 137.05, followed by junior Nick Boldt who also threw his season’s best of 122.10 and junior Justin Rubalcaba, also with a season’s best with a throw for 16th place. Spartz also led the way in the shot put as he took first in 47:9.50 with Boldt in ninth at 39.01 and Rubalcaba taking 17th in 35.08.50.


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