Track team builds over 2 meets

The Green River High School Wolves track team traveled to Pinedale to participate in what was represented as a junior varsity meet with competitors from Cokeville, Kemmerer, Pinedale, Big Piney, Farson, H.E.M., and Jackson.

The Wolves took a smaller contingent of competitors, mostly sophomores and freshman with a few juniors and seniors, knowing that they had a big varsity meet in Riverton the next day.

There were a lot of personal records made throughout the day as the Wolves had one of their first meets with warmer weather and not much wind.

Among the top placers in the various events was senior Chatney Tirrell, who took ninth in the 100-meter hurdles in a field of 43 hurdlers with a time of 14.89 and 11th in the 200-meter dash against 27 sprinters with a time of 30.99.

The boys top finishers included junior Alex Atkinson taking seventh in the boys triple jump against 13 other jumpers and sophomore Ezeekiel Allison, who placed seventh in the boys 200-meter dash in 25.50 and fifth in the 300-meter hurdles in 49.31.

For the throwers, both senior Jared Westenskow and sophomore Dillon Davis had personal records in the shot put as both broke the 40-foot barrier with throws of 40-02.00 and 40-00.50 respectively.

The outstanding performer on the day went to the boys Chris Wilson, who took third in both the triple jump and 110-meter hurdles and second in the 300-meter hurdles and the long jump with an excellent jump of 20-04.00.

At the end of the day, head track coach Dan Hansen asked for a show of hands on who had their best performance to date and later said nearly the whole bus raised their hands.

He followed up with who had their best performance in two events and half the bus raised hands as well, along with two who had their best day in three events for the young Wolves team.

Hansen said he and the entire team was pleased with their performances.

Roy Peck Invitational

The Green River teams traveled to Riverton Saturday to compete with 15 other teams for the boys and 19 other teams for the girls in the largest track meet they have competed in to date. The boys finished eighth and the girls took ninth.

Those scoring in the top eight for the Lady Wolves included Madison Bauers, who took sixth in the 1,600-meter run. She improved by 34 seconds to finish with a personal record of 6:08.80. In the 300-meter hurdles, Lillian Munoz took fourth in 49.52 and Madison Murdock improved her personal record by almost two seconds, taking eighth in 53.31. Munoz also took second in the 100-meter hurdles with a season best 16.88. In the distance runs, Jayleigh Wright finished eighth in 13:52.59.

For the boys, the top competitor finishing fourth in the 110 meter hurdles in 16.36 was Hayden Roberts, who also finished in the top eight in the 300-meter hurdles taking third place in his season best time of 42.66.

Distance runner Nathan Stevenson finished in seventh place in the 1,600-meter run in 5:08.15.

The Wolves had two top placers in the long jump as Trevor Brangham went 18-10.50 and Paxton Castillion took eighth at 18-07.00.

Roberts also finished in top eight as he took second in the high jump at 6-00.00 and Brangham took seventh at 5-10.00. Cole Murray improved his personal record in the shot put by almost 3 feet taking ninth at 43-11.25 and also setting a personal record in the discus taking third in 141-11.00. Finally, Brangham was also a top finisher in the triple jump by taking eighth place at 38-06.00

Many of the other competitors for both the boys and the girls improved on their best times or distances as they get ready for the final meet of the season before Regionals and State.

Hansen was once again pleased with the many competitors that are improving their marks each time out.

 

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