SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School track and field team had a good showing at the D&D invite on Thursday with several finishes in the top five and both boys and girls teams placed second overall. The boys finished second with 153 points and the girls had 125.5 points giving Sheridan an overall second place finish with 278.5 points.
“The D & D Invite in Worland was a very good meet for the boys and girls teams with very good weather and great competition,” head coach Art Baures said. “We were happy to see the return of all our athletes from the spring break of last week. It was a good experience in that our entire team was able to work together and compete at full strength.”
Katie Campbell was strong in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 18.38, overall placing seventh. In the 1600-meter Xiomara Robinson placed second with a time of 6:05.52 and Cassandra Robinson placed fourth with a time of 6:18.11. In the 400-meter Gracie Edeen placed fourth with a time of 1:07.27
In the 300-meter hurdles Katie Campbell placed third with a time of 54.44 and meter Ellie Sweeney placed fifth with a time of 57.68.
“The girls team was led by a solid balance of efforts in the track events,” Baures said.
“These events are a big strength for us and we have many athletes who contribute in this area.”
In the 800-meter Maddy McClure took second with a time of 2:30.16
“Maddy McClure led us for a second week and really showed that she is more and more comfortable in her individual races,” Baures said. “The 800-meter run was a good event for her and she excelled in a very tough race. She will continue to improve each week and she has great range in her abilities on the track.”
Gabby Edeen placed second in the 100-meter, while in the 200-meter she placed third.
“Gabby Edeen stepped up for the team in competing and placing in four events,” Baures said. “This was her first meet of the outdoor season and she showed great strength in her events. Her speed will develop each week and that should produce some very good results in a few weeks.”
Baures also noted that Peyton Bomar also had an impressive day of competition.
“Her competitiveness and intensity is outstanding and she has become a leader for us in her freshman year,” Buares said.
The girls relay team of Gracie Edeen, Gabby Edeen, Bomar and Maddy McClure placed first in the 4×400 with a time of 4:23.47.
“A major focus for our teams for this meet was the placing of our relays,” Baures said. “We were able to place first in four of the six relays and all of the athletes in those events really stepped up the intensity and competed well. The relays are an area that we feel can be a real strength for us and we will continue that effort with hopes of improvement throughout the season.”
The relay team made up of Janika Sweeney, Cassandra Robinson, Ellie Sweeney, and Janika Sweeney placed first in the 4×800 with a time of 11:07.60.
In the 4×100 the Edeens, Bomar and McClure placed first with a time of 51.31.
“Another area that the team would like to emphasize is in the field events,” said Baures. “We saw some very good results in many of the field events and we will now focus on placing well in the bigger meets that are coming up on the schedule.”
Shayla Christensen placed fourth in the discuss with a distance of 104 feet, 8 inch. She also placed fourth in shot put with a distance of 34’ 10”.
The Sheridan boys had three athletes place in the top five for the 1600 meter run. Taylor Bruso took second with a time of 4:53.32, while Micah Sweeney fourth and Taylor Wendtland placed fifth.
Sheridan also dominated in the 800-meter run with Taylor Wendtland placing third, Jan Jirovec placing fourth and Jt Vrieswyk placed fifth.
“The boys team had a great day and they continue to exceed expectations of athletes and coaches alike,” Baures said. “They are learning that great efforts yield great results so it keeps getting better and better for the boys team.”
Baures noted that Bruso and Tyler Julian each had a good meet.
The boys 4×400 relay team made up of Brian Kjerstad, Rion Szatkowski, Jan Jirovec and Brad Holloway placed third with a time of 3:44.69. The team of Rion Szatkowski, Sweeney, Bruso and Brad Holloway placed first in the 4×800 with a time of 8:54.51. The 4×100 boys team of Kjerstad, Colby Bruney, Adam Berry and Chris Munson placed second with a time of 46.95.
Ethan Hall placed fifth in shot put with a distance of 43 feet, 1 inch and fifth in discuss with a distance of 129 feet, 1 inch.
“Ethan Hall led us in the field events for yet another week and does a great job of leading and uniting our team,” Baures said. “He has great energy and shows the team how to have fun and still compete at the highest level possible.”
The team will travel to Casper next Friday for the Trojan Invite at Kelly Walsh High School.
“This will be a tough test for the team because we should see some very good teams that are in our classification and have great athletes,” Baures commented. “If our athletes can continue to run and compete with the intensity that is required we will continue to improve.”