Track and field team competes at home meet

On a chilly spring day, Green River hosted 14 schools anxious to get started with their track season after the first meet of the season, the Lyman Invitational, was canceled the previous week.

With 13 other schools, there were almost 100 competitors in some of the events.

For the Lady Wolves those finishing in the top eight places and scoring points for their team included Jayleigh Wright, finishing second in the 3,200-meter run in 14:01.48, Lillian Munoz placing third in the field of 18 in the 100-meter hurdles in 18.18 and taking second in the 300-meter hurdles in 53.08, who followed by teammate Liberty Ferrell 8th place at 57.50 in the 200-meter hurdles.

With the best performance on the day for Green River Kalea Gibson, who won the high jump with a early season height of 5-2, followed by teammate Autumn Casey who tied four other competitors clearing 4-8 to finish in third.

For the boys, those finishing in the top eight included Trevor Brangham taking fifth in the 100-meter dash in 12.12 seconds out of a field of 97 sprinters. Hale Iwen took fourth in the 3,200-meter run in 11:50.54.

Hayden Roberts led the way for the Wolves in the 110-meter hurdles, taking third in 17.40 with Ezeekeil Allison taking 7th in 20.89. In the 300-meter hurdles, Roberts took fourth in 47.61, with Evin Hansen finishing in eighth at 51.60.

The high jump saw Roberts finish third at 5-8 and Brangham take eighth at 5-6. Jacob Schieve cleared 8-0 in the pole vault to take 6th place while in the throws Jacob Martinez led the way taking eighth in the shot put throwing 39-10.25 and taking third in the discus at 130.05, followed by teammate Cole Murray in seventh at 124-11.

In the combined team scores Green River finished fifth out of 13 teams.

Head Track Coach Dan Hansen was pleased with his competitors early efforts particularly in view of the cold temperatures and the wind. Weather looks to be about the same, perhaps a few degrees warmer for the Wolves next meet with many of the same schools with the addition of Lander for their next meet Wednesday at the Mountain View Invitational.


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