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Sheridan athletes earn All-Conference honors

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Aaron Campbell, Maddy McClure, Gabby Edeen and Shayla Christensen earned All-Conference honors at the regional track meet in Cheyenne this past weekend.

Campbell placed first in high jump with a distance of 6 feet, 1 inch. McClure placed first in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:27.43.

“Maddy McClure was a very good leader for us at the meet,” head coach Art Baures said. “Winning the 800-meter run was a very good race for her. Maddy has solidified herself as one of the best track athletes in the state in just one year of participation. Her potential in the sport is still unknown.”

Baures added that Aaron and Ethan Hall provided leadership and points for the boys team.

“The 4A East regional meet was a tough challenge for the team and many of our athletes had very good performances and efforts,” Baures said. “The weather was challenging and there were some very good athletes to contend with as well.”

The girls 4×100 meter relay team of Peyton Bomar, Edeen, Mariah Grant and McClure made All-Conference and placed first.

“Gabby Edeen really stepped up her performances at the 4A East regional meet and we were excited to see just how much she improved in terms of competitiveness and performance,” Baures said. “She lead our team by example and has great momentum going into the state meet this week.”

Baures added that Christensen had a breakout performance in the discus and improved by almost 10 feet.

“The relays were a very bright spot for the girls team and it was nice to see our upperclassmen and underclassmen working together so well in placing and scoring a lot of points for the team,” Baures said.

The challenge for the girls team, Baures said, is to retain as many of their points as possible at the state meet in Casper this week.

“Many of our athletes are capable of getting onto the podium and I am sure that the efforts and attitudes that require our best possible team place will be utilized at the state meet,” he said.

Baures said Campbell did well in the high jump and 11-meter hurdles, while also helping get the boys 400-meter relay to state.

Sheridan will send 12 girls and 11 boys to the state meet.

“That is a good showing for us because the state has so many good track athletes this year,” Baures said. “It’s great for these athletes to compete against the best athletes in Wyoming, and many of them are the best in the history of the sport for our state. This is the week that our best athletes have worked for and they will get to reap the benefits of their hard work.”

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