Douglas’ Keltan Ewing and KW’s Cameron Burkett shine at the Kelly Walsh Invitational

Published: Apr. 29, 2022 at 12:58 AM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The sun was shining, and the weather was beautiful in Casper Thursday morning and afternoon for the Kelly Walsh Invitational. The Trojans hosted Douglas, Wheatland and others for an outdoor track meet.

Douglas’ Keltan Ewing did not pass up an opportunity to dazzle in the Oil City. The Bearcat senior took home the top spot in four events including the boys’ pole vault, 300m hurdles, 100m dash and running a leg on the sprint medley relay.

Wheatland’s Lily Nichols also put on a show Thursday afternoon. In the final moments of the girls’ 800 m, Nichols won by a nose to take the spot, and she also won the long jump.

While some visitors had great days, it was also a chance to defend home turf for some of Kelly Walsh’s best track and field athletes. Cameron Burkett won the boys’ shot put and discus.

Burkett’s goal entering this season has been to eclipse the state shot put record of 63-8.5, and he’s been making progress towards that goal. He said he still needs to work harder in practice to get there.

“Focus more on my technique,” said Burkett on where it starts to improve. “I’ve been getting a lot of reps in, but not a lot of technique work, so get a lot more technique work and start hucking the thing a little further.”

Makena Clemens made it a spectacular day for Kelly Walsh throwers. She won both the girls’ discus and shot put.

More winners from the meet:

Girls 100m

Desirae Iacovetto (Wheatland) 12.91

Girls 4x800

Taylor Jue, Sydnee Nathan, Maya Rodriguez, Mariah Heuer (Kelly Walsh) 10:43.65

Girls 800 m

Lily Nichols (Wheatland) 2:22.67

Girls 200m

Elayna Chafee (Kelly Walsh) 26.59

Girls 3200m

Alexis Appleby (Kelly Walsh) 13:39.97

Girls 4x400

Brooklyn Brooks, Annalise Koehmstedt, Paige Ramage, Finley Klinger (Kelly Walsh) 4:28.81

Girls Pole Vault

Abigail Milby (Kelly Walsh) 10-5

Girls Long Jump

Lily Nichols (Wheatland) 16-4

Girls Triple Jump

Elayna Chafee (Kelly Walsh) 34-11.25

Girls Discus

Makena Clemens (Kelly Walsh) 131-4

Girls Shot Put

Makena Clemens (Kelly Walsh) 40-5

Boys Sprint Medley Relay

Brody Wagner, Keltan Ewing, Rylan Wehr, Cameryn Spence (Douglas) 3:37.12

Boys 4x800

Andrew Gifford, Tanner Johnson, Nolan Smith, Brodie Zwetzig (Douglas) 9:01.05

Boys 110m hurdles

Chase Ortberg (Kelly Walsh) 15.74

Boys 100m

Keltan Ewing (Douglas) 11.69

Boys 400m

Rylan Wehr (Douglas) 53.94

Boys 300m hurdles

Keltan Ewing (Douglas) 41.89

Boys 800m

Cameryn Spence (Douglas) 1:59.48

Boys 200m

Nathan Costalez (Kelly Walsh) 23.43

Boys 3200m

Tanner Johnson (Douglas) 11:36.83

Boys 4x400

John-Paul Dammeyer, Kaden Bauersachs, Kadden Duran, Brodie Zwetzig (Douglas) 3:47.44

Boys Pole Vault

Keltan Ewing (Douglas) 13-3

Boys Long Jump

Nathan Costalez (Kelly Walsh) 20-11

Boys Triple Jump

Kellen McCoul (Kelly Walsh) 41-6

Boys Discus

Cameron Burkett (Kelly Walsh) 154-7

Boys Shot Put

Cameron Burkett (Kelly Walsh) 57-10.90

For a full list of results from the Kelly Walsh Invitational, visit here.

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