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SHERIDAN — Top track and field placers from around the state converged on the Kelly Walsh stadium in Casper for the Wyoming Track Classic Friday. Athletes with the top eight times in track and the top 10 marks in field events compete head-to-head in a best of the best format that brings with it a little prestige and some hard-earned bragging rights.
Big Horn High School had two athletes invited to the meet.
Ashley Fox took fifth place — and was only .11 shy of third — with a time of 60.75 in the 400-meter dash. The time is her best time yet that re-breaks the school record she has set about five times now, Head Coach Kirk McLaughlin said. Fox first broke the school record last year with a time of 61.08.
“She’s been working hard all year now, and she was in a good heat with some very good runners and good opponents,” McLaughlin said about Fox’s great run. “It’s that time of year where we get great weather, and she just stepped up and ran awesome.”
Bailey Bard placed sixth in the meet in the 200-meter dash with a time of 26.81, equaling Big Horn High School’s current record.
“They’re the two hardest workers on team. They’ve done an incredible job so far this season, and I see big things out of them these next three weeks,” McLaughlin said. “This is a special meet. You have to qualify and only the best kids in the state get involved. It’s an honor to get to come, let alone run great at the meet.”
The entire Big Horn High School track team will compete today beginning at 9 a.m. at the Kelly Walsh Invite in Casper.