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SHERIDAN — It was a slow day for Sheridan with just a few events on the first day of state track.
Michael Rotellini ran into a star-studded field in the 3,200-meter race, finishing fifth after Ricky Faure of Rock Springs ran a 9:24.80 state-record breaking time. Rotellini finished his two mile career with a 9:38.63.
The 200-meter prelims and 4X800 relays were the only other events for Sheridan boys Thursday. Casey Carlton and Nate Kane were 14th and 16th respectively in prequalifying for the 200-meter dash.
For the Lady Broncs, Crystal Richards shined Thursday. Richards finished third overall in the long jump, flying 17-feet even. Dayanera Timberman of Kelly Walsh won the state event with an 18-04.50. Shayla Christensen finished her junior shot put career fifth after a 35-07.50 throw. Alison Geary was ninth, one spot outside placing. Gabby Edeen had the fifth best prelim in the 200-meter dash, 25.84 seconds.
Events continue today and tomorrow.
SHS boys 9 points (1. Natrona 44 pts)
3,200-Meter (1. Run Ricky Faure RS 9:24.80)
5. Michael Rotellini 9:38.63
Long Jump (Tristan Cloward, NC, 21-01.50)
8. Nathan Berg 19-06.25
200 prelims (1. Clay Carlson KW, 22.12)
14. Casey Carlton 23.14
16. Nate Kane 23.38
4X800 Relay (1. KW 7:59.52)
5. Sheridan 8:16.02
High Jump (Tanner Fischer KW 6-02)
12. Cameron Craft 5-08
SHS girls 15 points (1. Gillette 41 pts)
Shot Put (Maliya Crouch, RS 38-06.25)
5. Shayla Christensen 35-07.50
9. Alison Geary 33-10
200 prelims (1. Jerayah Davis KW 24.30)
5. Gabby Edeen 25.84q
4X800 Relay (Laramie 9;47.99)
4. Sheridan 10:11.13
Long Jump (1. Dayanera Timberman KW 18-04.50)
3. Crystal Richards 17-00.50