SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School track team qualified multiple athletes for Saturday’s finals after one day at the 1A-2A-4A East Regional track meet in Gillette.
After one day, the boys sit in third place, three points behind Laramie, and the girls are in fourth, trailing Laramie as well, by eight points.
For the boys, Michael Rotellini won the 800-meter run, finishing in 1:59.04. He was second in the 3,200.
“It was a successful first day, for Michael Rotellini in the 800 to get a regional championship and place second in the 3,200, that’s a very successful meet for him,” head coach Art Baures said.
“Shayla placing second in the shot put it was nice to see, it was good to see her back up at the top of the standings,” he added.
Christensen had a 36-foot 6.75-inch throw.
“I thought the relays ran really well today,” Baures continued. “We’ve hung our hats on the relays because it’s such a team component, and they did a great job today in a tough competition, and set the tone for our teams.”
The Sheridan girls 4X100 relay team (Kristen Grammens, Gabby Edeen, Mariah Grant and Crystal Richards) was third. The boys 4X100 relay team (Brian Kjerstad, Dakota Larner, Casey Carlton and Nate Kane) ran a 44.48, second-best relay time.
Erin Jensik placed eighth in the girls high jump, and Marissa Hegy’s high jump was good enough for seventh place. Richards had the fourth-best 4A East regional long jump.
Zoe Sherman and Janika Sweeney, in the 800-meter run, finished fifth and sixth, respectively.
In prelims Friday for the girls, Gabby Edeen and Mariah Grant each ran top eight times in the 100-meter dash, and Edeen was fifth in both the 100 and 200.
Addison Stedille was eighth in the prelims of the 100 meter hurdles, and Katie Campbell was seventh in the 300 hurdles prelims.
“I was really impressed with Nathan Berg,” Baures continued.
Berg was second in the prelims of the 300 hurdles and third in the long jump.
“It was neat to qualify so many kids for the finals, particularly young athletes that were good surprises, because that’s how you points at regional and state meets. That was really encouraging. It’s nice to have all of these kids working together.”
Kane ran a 11.58 state-qualifying 100-meter dash, and Casey Carlton qualified in the 200 with his 22.20-second time.
“Our older kids (Carlton, Kane) did a great job of leading,” Baures said. “Casey did very well in the 200 and the 400. I think we’ll see some good things out of him in the finals.”
In other prelims, Brian Kjerstad was seventh in the 100, and Kane was eighth in the 200. Carlton was also second in the 400.