SHERIDAN — The state track and field meet moves on despite predicted poor weather this weekend in Casper.
The Wyoming High School Activities Association conferred with the National Weather Service Tuesday and later announced it would proceed with the state track meet with a modified schedule.
The weekend forecast calls for temperatures in the 40s and high chances of rain, especially Thursday. With the likelihood of moisture, the WHSAA decided to move Thursday’s scheduled field events to Friday. Thursday will only feature 3200-meter run finals, the 4×800-meter relay finals and the 200-meter dash prelims.
Friday’s events will begin promptly at 9 a.m. and last until the 400-meter dash prelims at approximately 4:15 p.m. The plan is to compact the schedule as needed, specifically with Thursday’s three events.
The Wyoming Department of Transportation also notified the WHSAA of potential rock slides in Wind River Canyon and heavy snow for those traveling over the Bighorn Mountains and advised drivers to keep that information in mind when traveling for state events, including state soccer this weekend in Big Horn.
No changes have been made to the state soccer schedule.
“Making sure we do not conflict with graduations has been our first priority,” WHSAA Commissioner Ron Laird said in an email. “We also realize that both the schools and parents plan around our scheduled culminating events.
“As always, attempting to outguess the weather is a challenge,” he added. “We still may need to make adjustments on Friday and Saturday at state track but wanted you to be able to begin making your plans for your student-athletes.”