SHS indoor track has strong showing Thursday
Date posted: February 28, 2014
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School had a strong showing at the Camel Quad on Thursday in Gillette, finishing second as a team for the girls and fourth for the boys.
“The meet in Gillette was a great way for the team to springboard into the State Indoor Championships next week,” coach Art Baures said.
“They were able to compete in the exact venue that they will use next week and we want the athletes to feel comfortable and have great expectations for the state meet. This opportunity was just what the team needed in order to focus and compete to the best of their abilities next week.”
Baures added that the girls showed great depth and scored in every event the team entered. In the 4×200-meter relay, the girls set a school record and took first place in the event with a time of 1 minute, 50.56 seconds.
The team comprised of Ashley Fox, Mariah Grant, Leanna Mitchell and Gabby Edeen broke the same record in February at the Simplot Games with a time of 1:51.36.
Shayla Christensen also beat a school record with her shot put performance.
On the boys side, Aaron Campbell won the high jump, despite only having taken two jumps in competition this season. He was injured in the first meet of the season, but is healthy and competing again. Campbell took the high jump event by clearing a height of 6 feet, 2 inches.
Matt Scarlett also showed leadership on the track, winning the 800-meter run and taking second in the 3200-meter run.
“He has had a great season thus far and his leadership on the track will be a great strength for the team next week,” Baures said.
See full results from Thursday’s indoor track meet on B3.