Several athletes secure spots at state meet
Date posted: May 9, 2014
SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School’s track team traveled to the Camel Qualifier in Gillette Friday. Some athletes nailed down performances that will secure their space to compete at the state meet.
“I’m very happy with today,” coach Art Bauers told the Sheridan Press via a phone call on the bus back to town. “We had a lot of kids that hit season bests or personal bests.”
Bauers was referring to Maddy McClure’s first place finish in the girls 200 meter dash and Cameron Kraft’s state qualifying boys high jump of 6-feet,1-inch, which earned him a second place finish.
Katie Campbell racked up third place points out of the girls 30 meter hurdles with a time of 50.58 and fifth in the triple jump.
“Campbell scored in multiple events, and that’s pretty cool,” Bauers said. “She’s young, and for her to get some confidence and score in those events is a good thing.”
Other meet stars were Gabby Edeen, second place finisher in the girls 100 meter dash and fourth place finisher in the 400 meter dash, and Shayla Christensen, fourth place shot putter. Christensen also scored eighth out of 39 discus throwers.
In the boys 400 meter dash, Rio Szatkowski finished fifth followed by Bradley Holloway.
In the girls 800 meter run, Janika Sweeney crossed the line in fifth place followed by Zoe Sherman right behind her.
Ethan Hall took fourth in discus with a throw of 134-feet, 3-inches and fifth in shot put, 43-feet, 11.75-inches.
Overall, Sheridan’s girls finished fourth of six, while the boys finished fifth.