SHS cut short by weather in Billings; Gary Benson moved to Thurs.
Date posted: April 16, 2013
SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School track and field athletes will hope for a shift in the weather this weekend for their only home meets of the season.
They managed part of Saturday’s meet in Billings before rainstorms forced meet officials to stop the competition in its tracks.
Gabby Edeen and Mariah Grant each qualified for the finals in both the 100 and 200 meter races, but the finals were not run before the cancellation.
Edeen had the top qualifying time in the 200 and the fourth best in the 100.
Zoe Sherman was sixth in the 800 meters, and Baures noted that Erin Jensik jumped well in the conditions, good enough for a tie for fourth place.
Among limited boys results, Kyle Deitsche placed fourth in the 800 meter run.
Originally scheduled for Tuesday afternoon, the annual Gary Benson Memorial track meet has been moved to Thursday at 1 p.m. at SHS. The annual Dan Hansen meet is set for 10 a.m. Saturday.
Baures said that the Dan Hansen should be very competitive this year due to more bad weather forecasts in other parts of the region, making the registration for the meet in Sheridan popular. Big Horn and Tongue River athletes traditionally compete.
The two home competitions this week are the first and last for the Broncs, as they will compete in the Track Classic next weekend in Casper before their season begins to wind down with more meets in Casper and Gillette before regionals and state.