RECAP: Wyoming Regional Track results from 5/14

Published: May. 15, 2022 at 12:07 AM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Athletes all over the state of Wyoming were fighting to qualify for State in Track and Field, extending their season for one more event.

Up in 4A, two Casper schools managed to haul in the Regional Champions awards. In 4a East, Kelly Walsh walked out with the distinction, while Natrona County claimed the West.

In the 4A East, seven athletes in eight events from the viewing area found themselves at the top of the podium. Those athletes are:

Finley Klinger, Kelly Walsh (Girls 3200), Cameron Burkett, Kelly Walsh (Boys Shot Put), Elayna Chafee, Kelly Walsh (Girls Triple Jump), Richard Prescott, Central (Boys Hurdles, Triple Jump), Sydney Morrel, Central (Girls 1600), Tristan Knueppel, Central (Boys 1600), Addison Forry, Laramie (Girls 400)

The Mustangs tallied 19 state qualifying athletes with four relay teams, as the Fillies will send 20 athletes to state along with three relay teams.

Riverton will send five total athletes on to state.

1A, 2A, and 3A all participated in Regionals in Newcastle, making for a packed house of competitors.

In 3A, Torrington put up strong numbers in both the boys and girls side, finishing at the top of each. The girls had a team score of 160, while the boys brought in a score of 147. This included a pair of multiple event winners, as Sierra Allen clinched gold in the discus and shot put, while Aydan Loya took the 800 and 1600 meter races.

Wheatland also managed to watch a few of their athletes win big, as Desirae Lacovetto won the sprint races, Lily Nichols finished at the top of the 400 and long jump, and Rodee Brow sealed the victory in 100, 400, and pole vault. They had team scores of 88 for the girls and 94.5 on the boys side.

In 2A, Pine Bluffs finished third on both sides, with the girls collecting 130 for their team score, and the boys finishing at 87.

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