SHERIDAN — Gabby Edeen paced the Sheridan High School track team on the final day of state track in Casper.
Both Sheridan teams finished seventh in the team standings. Natrona County dominated the boys meet, totalling 197 points, while Campbell County High School racked up 143 points to win the girls title.
The sprinter Edeen took third in the 100 and 200-meter dashes Saturday, breaking the SHS 200-meter dash record held since 2001 by Surrena Davidson. Edeen ran the race in 25.19, breaking the record of 25.50.
“The best individual at the meet was definitely Gabby Edeen,” head coach Art Buares said. “In her first outdoor state championship meet she was able to place in all four events and will have her name on two new school records.”
Edeen ran on the SHS girls third-place 4X100 relay team that broke another SHS record Friday. The Press incorrectly reported the time from that race in Saturday’s paper. Kristen Grammens, Edeen, Mariah Grant and Crystal Richards ran a 49.66-second race, breaking a 2001 record of 50.18 set by Cassie Lewallen, Hailey Witty, Surrena Davidson and Danna Herbert.
“She improved her times the entire meet and became a great competitor in the process. Her starts really improved tremendously at the state meet and it made a huge difference in her times and places.”
Senior Erin Jensik hit 4-10.00 and placed eighth in the high jump for the Lady Broncs. On Thursday, Richards took third in the high jump.
“Crystal Richards had a great performance in the long jump in improving her jump by almost a foot,” Baures said. “It was impressive considering that she wasn’t 100 percent with a back and hip-flexor injury. It was not comfortable, but Crystal just worked through the pain and gave her best.”
For the Broncs, the highlight was yet again Michael Rotellini.
He took fifth in his two top runs, the 1,600 and the 3,200, and seventh in the 800. Rotellini, headed for UW track in the fall, ran in competitive races over the weekend amid state-record breaking times.
“He capped off a great year and a tremendous career,” Baures said. “It was great that he ran his fastest time of his career in the 3,200-meter run and placed well in the most competitive 3,200 run at the state meet.”
Ricky Faure of Rock Springs won the race and broke the state record. Rotellini’s career-best 9:38.63 was about 14 seconds off Faure’s pace.
“It was a great field, and Michael challenged at the front of the pack for the entire race,” Baures added. “He showed great character and determination while competing at the highest level. He has left quite a legacy for our track and cross country teams.
“We will be watching and cheering him on as he continues his running career in college.”
Eight SHS seniors completed their track and field careers in Casper while SHS was held up by plenty of contributions from younger athletes.
“Going into the meet the team put a lot of emphasis on the relays, and they certainly came through in terms of scoring and setting the tone for the individual events.”
The Broncs relay teams each finished fifth in Casper.
“People often concentrate on the individual aspect of track and field, but the relays are a great opportunity to show teamwork and unity,” Baures said. “The experience was very important for the seniors that have done so much for the program and worked very hard to compete at the highest level in our sport.”
2013 State Track Meet
Casper, Wyoming – KW High School
Thursday – Saturday May 16-18, 2013
1 Campbell County 143
2 Kelly Walsh 103
3 Cheyenne Central 85.50
4 Natrona County 77.50
5 Laramie 74
6 Rock Springs 68
7 Sheridan 38
8 Cheyenne East 27
9 Cheyenne South 20
10 Green River 14
11 Riverton 6
12 Evanston 6
SHS Girls Individual Results
Top 8 Only
100 Meter Dash
3 Gabby Edeen 12.68
200 Meter Dash
3 Gabby Edeen 25.19 New School Record – old record Held by Surrena Davidson 2001 – 25.50
800 Meter Dash
7 Zoe Sherman 2:25.55
4 X 100 Meter Relay – New School Record
3 Kristin Grammens Gabby Edeen Mariah Grant Crystal Richards 49.66 Old Record 2001 – 50.18 Cassie Lewallen, Haily Witty, Surrena Davidson, Danna Herbert
4 X 400 Meter Relay
7 Janika Sweeney Erin Jensik Gabby Edeen Zoe Sherman 4:13.45
4 X 800 Meter Relay
4th 10:11.13 Erin Jensik Zoe Sherman Janika Sweeney Ellie Sweeney
3 Crystal Richards 17’ 0.50”
5 Shayla Christensen 35’ 7.50”
8 Erin Jensik 4’ 10”
Boys Team Scores:
1 Natrona County 197
2 Kelly Walsh 133
3 Campbell County 86
4 Green River 56
5 Rock Springs 53
6 Cheyenne East 34
7 Sheridan 26
7 Cheyenne Central 26
9 Laramie 24
10 Evanston 13
11 Riverton 8
12 Cheyenne South 7
SHS Boys Individual Results
(Top 8 Only)
800 Meter Run
6th Kyle Dietsche 1:58.90
7th Michael Rotellini 1:59.06
1600 Meter Run
5 Michael Rotellini 4:27.55
3200 Meter Run
5th Michael Rotellini 9:38.63
4 X 100 Meter Relay
5 Brian Kjerstad 44.45
Dakota Larner Casey Carlton Nate Kane
4 X 400 Meter Relay
5th Nathan Berg 3:29.82
Bradley Holloway Kyle Dietsche Casey Carlton
4 X 800 Meter Relay
1st Kyle Dietsche 8:16.02
Bradley Holloway Rion Szatkowski Michael Rotellini
8 Nathan Berg 19’ 6.25”