The boys’ track competition 2021 saw much better weather on Saturday, compared to Friday, which gave the athletes a real chance to do their best. In the distance races, Star Valley’s Peter Visser took all 3 victories by smoking the field in the 1,600-meter race with a time of 4.28.02. Robert Douglas of Natrona won three individual events in about an hour as he swept the obstacle courses and won the 100 meters. He ran 14.93 in the 110 hurdles, 38.49 in the 300 hurdles and 11.34 in the 100. Besides, it was his birthday! Kelly Walsh’s speedster Darius Wiggins won two events on Saturday with a time of 22.88 in the 200 and 49.49 in the 400. Sheridan won the 4×400 relay while Kaliff Guevara of Cheyenne East took the triple jump at 48 -7. Sheridan won the 4A tag team title by a wide margin with 130.5 points with Natrona 2nd at 82 and Kelly Walsh 3rd at 80.
There was a 2 event winner on Saturday in the 3A ranks as Ashton Schofield of Mountain View finished 6-4 to win the high jump and also took the 200 meters in 23.52. CJ Lindsey de Lovell placed first in the 100 meters with a time of 11.29 with Schofield 2nd. Cody Hape of Burns won the 400 in 51.l30. The 1600-meter winner was Blaine Goklish from Lander who edged teammate Sam Kisteman over with a time of 4.29.83. He won this race by 2, a hundredth of a second. Sam Porter of Mountain View won the gold in 110 hurdles in 16.07 and Keltan Ewing of Douglas won the 300 hurdles in 40.88. Rawlins placed first in the 4×400 relay, but Lander prevailed as the 3A tag team state champions with 113 points as they took 3rd place in this 4×400. Mountain View finished 2nd with 108 points and the Buffs 8th in this last stint, Lovell finished 3rd with 84 points.
In 2A, Zane Horrocks of Rocky Mountain had a great meeting. He won the pole vault on Friday and then won the hurdles with a time of 16.46 in 110 and 42.03 in 300. Branson Robison of Rocky Mountain won 3 events on Saturday taking the 100 in 11, 65, the 200 in 23.79, and the 400 meters in 50.79. It was a very good day at the office. Tongue River’s Al Spotted won the 1600 meters in 4.42.09, Big Horn winning the 4×400. In the 2A field trials, Rocky’s Kendrick Beckman cleared 5-8 to win the high jump and Jasper Caldera had a throwing trials sweep with a 50-7 draw to win the shot put. . Rocky Mountain won the 2A tag team title with 161 points, Big Horn 2nd with 113 and Tongue River 3rd with 108.
Finally, in 1A there was a rare winner of four events as Western Heritage’s Kaden Dower won both weight events before Saturday, then claimed wins in the 100 and 200 on the final day of competition. the 100 and the 23.33 to the 200. Boe Nichols of Ten Sleep took the 400 in 50.92. Nate Barnes of Cokeville had a good day on Saturday winning the 110 hurdles with a time of 15.56 and the 300 hurdles in 41.82. He also raced in the Panthers-winning 4×400-meter relay team. Cokeville also had a winner in the 1600-meter race thanks to Ethan Bird in 4.41 68. Burlington took 3rd place in that relay and ended up winning the Tag Team Championship 1A by 2 points over Cokeville 110-108 with Upton 3rd at 74.5
Take a look at the video we have of the action from Saturday on the track. Enjoy!
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