SHS track places in top five at NC Early Bird

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School boys and girls track teams finished their first competition with two top five team finishes in Casper Saturday.

The Natrona County Early Bird track meet brought 17 girls and 16 boys teams to Natrona County High School, opening the spring season for the Broncs and Lady Broncs.

“Many of the indoor track athletes were able to pick up where they left off a few weeks ago in terms of placing and performing well at the track meet,” head coach Art Baures said.

“The team placing was solid for both boys and girls teams and we hope to be as competitive in all of the meets this season,” he continued. “It was good to see so many of the athletes in the top eight of their events. It was also great to see the athletes establish a starting point with marks in their respective events.”

The Lady Broncs were fourth after the one-day meet, finishing with 65.5 team points behind Worland, Cheyenne Central and Natrona, respectively. Host team Natrona took first with 98 points.

For the girls, the fourth-place finish came by way of first-place performances from Zoe Sherman in the 800-meter run, their 4 X 800 meter relay and from Shayla Christensen in shot put.

“Zoe had a great day in putting her relay team in first place on the first leg and distanced the field in doing so,” Baures said. “She also had to come from behind to win the 800-meter run and that showed a lot of courage on her part.”

Sherman’s first-place time in the 800 was 2 minutes and 34 seconds.

The 4 X 800 relay team was made up of Jennifer Custis, Marissa Hegy, Erin Jensik and Sherman.

For Christensen, who took All-State at the indoor meet two weeks ago in Gillette, her first-place throw traveled 35 feet 9.75 inches.

“Shayla won the shot put, and it was good for her to win the first event of the new season,” Baures said. “She had some momentum after winning the Indoor State shot put and she is off to a good start for this outdoor season.”

Addison Stedillie was third in the 100-meter hurdles, and Katie Campbell was fourth in the 300 hurdles.

On the boys side, the Broncs placed fifth out of a 16-team field. Natrona and Kelly Walsh were well ahead of the rest of the field in first and second place, respectively with 195.5 and 137 points.

“For the boys, we were very happy with the individual performances, and we were led by seniors Casey Carlton, Nate Kane, and Nate Berg,” Baures said. “They are going to have a very important role this season as leaders on the team, and we are hopeful that they will be able to place in the bigger meets this season.”

Sheridan scored 37 points behind Douglas, 43, and Cheyenne South, 41.

The Broncs were led by Nate Berg’s second-place time in the 300-meter hurdles, and a second-place finish by their 4 X 800 meter relay team.

Berg ran a 42.68 second time in the hurdles. He was on the fifth place finishing 4 X 400 relay team of Kane, Dakota Larner and Brian Kjerstad, and he placed fifth in the long jump.

The Broncs 4 X 800 relay team consisted of Micah Sweeny, Rion Szatkowski, Taylor Bruso and Taylor Wendtland. They ran the race in 9 minutes, 2.46 seconds.

Casey Carlton was third in the 200-meter dash with a 23.61 second time, and he and Kane tied for eighth place in the 100-meter dash with identical 11.79 second times.

The SHS track team will continue their season with the Yellowstone Invitational Saturday in Cody.

SHS track at NC Early Bird
Girls Team Scores:
1) Natrona 98
2) Cheyenne Central HS 80.50
3) Worland High School 71
4) Sheridan High School 65.50
5) Kelly Walsh 59.50
6) Cheyenne South High School 54
7) Torrington 53.50
8) Glenrock High School 34
9) Buffalo High School 33
10) Shoshoni High School 31
11) Douglas High 26
12) Tongue River High School 14
12) Wright High School 14
14) Dubois HS 9
15) Big Piney HS 5
16) Riverton High School 2
17) Rawlins 1

SHS Girls Individual Results: (Top 8)
100 Meter Dash
8th Mariah Grant 13.54
800 Meter Run
1st Zoe Sherman 2:34.00
1600 Meter Run
8th Jennifer Custis 6:18.89
100 Meter Hurdles
3rd Addison Stedillie 17.22
300 Meter Hurdles
4th Katie Campbell 54.57
4 X 100 Meter Relay
4th Mariah Grant, Kristin Grammens, Megan Culver, Adrianne Anderson: 54.59
4 X 400 Meter Relay
4th Anna Crabb , Ellie Sweeney, Kristin Grammens, Alesha Bolin 4:45.83
4 X 800 Meter Relay
1st Jennifer Custis, Marissa Hegy, Erin Jensik, Zoe Sherman 10:51.95
Shot Put
1st Shayla Christensen 35′ 9.75″
5th Alison Geary 32′ 9″
Discus
5thAlison Geary 98′ 10″
High Jump
4th Erin Jensik 4′ 10″

Boys Team Scores:
1) Natrona 195.50     
2) Kelly Walsh 137   
3) Douglas High 43        
4) Cheyenne South High School 41    
5) Sheridan High School 37        
6) Torrington 30   
6) Rawlins 30        
8) Cheyenne Central HS 29   
9) Riverton High School 26       
10) Buffalo High School 22   
11) Big Piney HS 20       
12) Dubois HS 15.50
13) Tongue River High School 15       
14) Glenrock High School 12   
15) Shoshoni High School 6       
16) Worland High School 1  

SHS boys individual results
100 Meter Dash
Tie 8th Nate Kane 11.79
Tie 8th Casey Carlton 11.79
200 Meter Dash
8th Casey Carlton 23.61
400 Meter Dash
3rd Casey Carlton52.73
110 Meter Hurdles
6th Tyler Julian 16.90
300 Meter Hurdles
2nd Nate Berg42.68
4 X 100 Meter Relay
5th Nate Kane, Nate Berg, Dakota Larner, Brian Kjerstad: 45.95
4 X 800 Meter Relay
2nd Micah Sweeney, Rion Szatkowski, Taylor Bruso, Taylor Wendtland: 9:02.46
Pole Vault
7th Chris Romanjenko 9’ 10”
Long Jump
5th Nate Berg 18’ 7.5”

 

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