SHS indoor in Spearifsh: Christensen wins shot put (updated)

SHERIDAN — Shayla Christensen won the shot put competition on Friday as the Sheridan indoor track team traveled to Spearfish.
Coach Art Baures praised the senior’s performance.

“Shayla Christensen was a bright spot for the girls team and she made a very big improvement over the first meet in Gillette,” he said. “The impressive thing is that she competed very well in order to win the event. She is a great role model for the rest of the girls in terms of how to prepare and compete at her best in a meet. We will need that leadership as we continue to put the athletes in their respective events at the upcoming meets.”

No team scores were kept, but Baures was pleased with the way the team competed overall.

“The meet in Spearfish was very competitive and our athletes are getting a good look at the best teams in the state,” he said. “There were 700 athletes at the meet and it showcased the best athletes from Wyoming and western South Dakota.”

“We continue to see improvement in most of the events as we head into the middle of the indoor season. We battled some injuries and it took a bit of a toll on some events but we hope to heal up and continue to improve as a team,” Baures added.

Matt Scarlett and a group of hurdlers placed well in the large meet. Scarlett was sixth in the 800-meter run and third in the 1,600.

“Matt improved his 800 and 1600 times and places in Spearfish and he has established himself as a very good runner in the meets,” Baures said.

He noted that it was rare to have three hurdle athletes place at such a big meet.

“We hope that they continue to compete at this level and that the other athletes emulate their efforts in the upcoming meets,” Baures added.

The team travels Friday to Chadron, Neb., for the Chadron State Winter Classic High School Indoor Track Meet.

Top 8 results
Shot Put
1st     Shayla Christensen      37’ 3.50”
Pole Vault
3rd     Taylor Ballek           9’ 6”
60 Meter Hurdles
8th     Peyton Bomar            10.69
4 X 400 Meter Relay
4th     Janika Sweeney  4:31.45
Peyton Bomar
Zoe Sherman
Gracie Edeen
Boys Results
60 Meter Dash
5th     Christian Mayer 7.37
800 Meter Run
6th     Matt Scarlett           2:08.20
1600 Meter Run
3rd     Matt Scarlett           4:36.56
60 Meter Hurdles
2nd     Seth Kovar              8.97
6th     Tyler Julian            9,54
7th     Miciah Huff             9.55
4 X 400 Meter Relay
8th     Kyle Jerney             3:55.05
Jan Jirovec
Rion Szatkowski
Matt Scarlett
High Jump
3rd (Tie)       Cameron Craft   5’ 9”
Triple Jump
6th     Seth Kovar              39’ 10.75”
8th     Cameron Craft   39’ 3.75”

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