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By Pete Rust
Contributor 

Track team hits season-best times in Cody

 


Green River’s track team headed north last Thursday to compete with a new group of teams including the host Cody, Powell, Worland, St. Stephens, and Sheridan.

In the sprints for the Lady Wolves, seven sprinters were entered, all of whom will be returning next year for the young Green River team. In the 100-meter dash, Rylee Rosas led the Lady Wolves finishing 14th, followed by Eva Murray in 22nd, Ericka Robinson at 28th and Laynie Fundell in 32nd. The 200 meters was also led by Rosas and Murray in 11th and 16th respectively, followed by Mikayla Dockter in 18th, Madison Moffat in 24th and Autumn Casey at 28th. The 400 meters also had two young sprinters who can return, led by Cassie Tibbets in 14th with Maykynzee Bagshaw in 17th.

In the 800-meter run four freshman competed for Green River led by Isabelle Murdock in sixth place, followed by Lily Murdock in 11th, Bagshaw in 14th and Meeka Iwen in 15th. The 1,600-meter run was led by Lily Murdock, followed by Iwen in 17th. The 300-meter hurdles was led by Madison Murdock ,who took first place in her season’s best at 50.42, followed by Autumn Casey with her season’s best at 1:00.83 for 8th place.

In the relay, the girls improved their season’s best by more than 22 seconds in the 4x400 meter relay and took first place in the 1,600-meter relay, improving their season’s best by 10 seconds with two freshman and two seniors on the team.

In the field events, Kalea Gibson led as she has done all season in the high jump, taking second at 5-4, followed by Dockter with her season’s best at 4-10, taking fourth. Casey finished fifth and Moffat in 14th in the event.

Moffat led the way in the pole vault for the Wolves, taking fourth and clearing 8-2 followed by Dockter in ninth and Fundell 10th. Rosas was seventh in the long jump, followed by Erika Robinson 16th improving her seasons best by almost two feet.

In the shot put, freshman Lillian Allison led the way after taking fifth with Lydia Westenskow taking 13th with her best effort of the season. The duo lead the way in the discus with Allison taking first place by breaking the 100-foot barrier with a throw of 100.06, while Westenskow finished 9th and Eva Murray 10th.

On the boys’ side, Green River had a number of sprinters competing as they had seven entrants in the 100 meters and 10 in the 200 meters. Leading the way for Green River in both races were Jacob Schieve and Ezeekeil Allison in 16th and 23rd respectively in the 100 meters, followed by Chaz Holmandollar in 29th, Dallan Rosene in 34th, Roy Steen in 40th and James Eason in 47th. Allison got his season-best time in the race.

In the 200 meters, Schieve finished in 14th, Allison at 15th, followed by Hunter Finley at 23rd, Trace Erdman in 28th, Holmandollar in 30th, Roy Steen at 31st, Mark Nelson in 32nd, Keegan Gailey at 33rd, James Eason in 40th and Christian Oswald at 42nd. Four of the sprinters hit their personal best times of the season.

In the 400-meters, Rosene led the way with his best time of the season by taking 13th in 1:00.73, followed by Nelson, Oswald, Eason, Erdman and Gailey, as they finished in 16th thru 20th place.

In the distance runs, Nathan Stevenson led three Wolves runners by taking 13th in the 800 meters, followed by Hale Iwen in 14th place and James Harper in 23rd.

In the 1,600 meters, both Wolves’ runners hit their season’s best times, with Lucas Knight in 22nd place and James Harper in 27th. The 3,200 meters had only one Green River runner in Marcus Mandujuano, who took seventh.

As has been the case all season, the top Wolves’ hurdlers in the 110 meters were Hayden Roberts, who took second, with Christopher Wilson taking third. In the 300-meter hurdles, Wilson led the way in fourth place, followed by Roberts in seventh, Allison in 14th and Dakota Walker 16th.

Roberts was among the best also in the high jump as he took second at 6-02, followed by Brayden Lennon in seventh place. Top finishers in the pole vault were Schieve, Keegan Gailey with a season’s best vault and Christian Oswald in 10th, 14th and 16th respectively. Lennon led the way in the long jump with his season’s best at 18.8.50 to take fourth, followed by Wilson in fifth, Steen in 20th, Helmandollar at 24th and Rosene in 27th. Wilson was the only entrant for Green River in the triple jump and he won the event with a leap of 41-04.

The throwers were led by senior Cole Murray as he took sixth in the shot put, followed by Trysten Halter in ninth and Dillon Davis in 12th. Murray improved his season’s best in the discus to 148-11 to take first place, followed by Dais Eason in 17th and Halter in 18th.

“The weather was nice and the kids performed well leading into the regional,” head track coach Dan Hansen said. “Hopefully we will continue that trend and qualify a few more at the regional meet.”

Many of the track team members will compete at the 4A West Regionals May 13-14 at Natrona County High School. Those that qualify will move on to the state meet at Kelly Walsh High School May 19-21.

 

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