Lander’s Boys Team Comes Close to the State Title, Gage Gose Sets State Record

Gage Gose Wyoming State Track
Gage Gose Wyoming State Track(Nick Paniagua)
Published: May. 26, 2023 at 4:27 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Lander’s Boys track team repeated as the 3A State Track Champions last year, and they were close to making that into a three-peat. However, they ended second this year, only behind Powell. That doesn’t mean that there wasn’t any success for them this year, quite the opposite. Two of their athletes popped off at the event, taking first in some events, with one of them even setting a new state record.

Gage Gose, 3A 110 Meter Hurdles, 300 Meter Hurdles, 200 Meter Dash State Champion

Right from the start of the season, Gage knew that he had what it took to set a new state record. He managed to start off the year with some huge wins at the Altitude Running Invitational in Fort Collins, the PACS BYU High School Invitational, and the Arcadia Invitational in California, posting wins there in the 110 Meter Hurdles and the 300 Meter hurdles. It was after that meet in Fort Collins, that he knew the state record was within his grasp.

He said, “ I remember that first race, I P-R’d by, you know, about a second from last season in the first meet and then, thats when I realized, you know, yeah I can really, and then I compared it to the state record and I thought ‘that’s an obtainable goal’ I’m gonna go for that.”

On top of winning the 200 meter dash and the 110 meter hurdles (where he set the class 3A record with a time of 37.87 seconds), Gose went on to set the new state record for the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 36.10 seconds, a time that ranked in the top 5 nationally in that event for this season.

Reed McFadden, 3A 400 Meter Dash State Champion

Reed participated in a multitude of events for Lander, and he finished strongly in each of those events. He finished in second place in two of his three individual events, with those being the 110 meter hurdles and the 800 meter run.

While finishes were nothing short of strong, Reed won his individual state title in the 400 meter dash, where he finished with a time of 50.06 seconds, more than a whole second than the second place finisher. Having ran those first races in which he finished second, it only motivated him more to get that win in the 400 meter dash.

After he claimed the state title for the event, he said, “After, you know, that being my last individual for the weekend on day 3, it felt really good after a few second places to come away with winning one of them.”

Both of these runners were also apart of Lander’s 4x400 meter relay team, which took first place in 3A and came within half a second of setting the new 3A class record for that event.