Big Piney track spends weekend in Pinedale and Riverton


Robert Galbreath photos

PINEDALE – Blue skies and summer-like temperatures made a perfect combination for running, jumping and throwing at the annual Mountain Man Invitational hosted by Pinedale on Friday, April 30.

The Punchers tallied up an impressive 193 points to place fourth, beating Jackson, Farson, Hanna-Elk Mountain and Green River.

On Saturday, May 1, Big Piney fielded a smaller squad at one of the largest track and field events in the state in Riverton featuring 20 teams from across the state. Numerous events included over 100 contestants at the Roy Peck Invitational.

Big Piney boys placed 12th with the girls taking 14th place.

Pinedale highlights

Muriel Jones picked up two first-place ribbons in distance events. The senior won the girls' 1600-meter run, clocking in at 5 minutes, 26.29 seconds, more than a minute faster than the runner-up from Farson.

In the girls' 800-meter run, Jones swept the competition with a time of 2:27.91. Jones played a role in securing a second-place ribbon for the girls' 4x800 team, joining junior Lena Hatch, freshman Julia Hymas and freshman Morgan Brown at 11:27.11.

Freshman Karsyn Gurr made a strong showing in boys' sprints, picking up second place in the 100-meter dash at 11.79 seconds and second in the 200-meter dash at 24.01 seconds.

Throwers continued to perform well at the Mountain Man Invite.

Senior Nathan Maxfield came in second place in the boys' shot put, clearing 41 feet with his throw. Sophomore Thomas Howard secured a second-place ribbon in the discus, measuring in at 114-11. Maxfield placed fourth in boys' discus at 112-11 and Howard took eighth in the shot put at 35-09.

With a toss measured in at 30-08, junior Hanna Hansen placed third in the girls' shot put. She also pulled out a fifth-place finish in girls' discus at 83-04.

Sophomore Hannah Runyan took fifth place in the girls' shot put at 29-06 and seventh in discus at 79-04. Junior Sierra Keiter came in seventh place in shot put, measuring in at 28-11, while fellow junior Zoe Long placed eighth at 27-08 1/2.

Junior Jaron Petty stepped up the intensity in sprint and middle-distance events, snagging a second-place finish in the boys' 400-meter dash at 53.94 seconds. Petty took fourth place in the 100-meter dash at 11.89 seconds.

In the girls' pole vault, senior Jakobi Hibbert came in second place, clearing 7-00.

Jumpers made a mark in hurdling events. Sophomore Shelby Guest placed third in the girls' 300-meter hurdles at 54.03. Guest also grabbed a seventh-place ribbon in the 100-meter hurdles 19.41 seconds.

Hibbert took seventh place in the 300-meter hurdles, timing in at 58.15 seconds.

Sophomore Hunter Fisher took third place in the boys' 300-meter hurdles, finishing in 44.31 seconds. In the 110-meter hurdles, Fisher picked up a fourth-place ribbon at 17.78 seconds. Freshman Jackie Meador took fifth place in the same event at 21.70 seconds.

In the girls' 200-meter dash, senior Torry Taylor placed fourth at 28.41 seconds. Taylor also scored team points with a fifth-place ribbon in the 100-meter dash at 13.68 seconds.

Sophomore Brynne Hoffman represented Big Piney in the 3200-meter run, placing third at 15:50.80.

In other distance events, senior Carlos Munoz took fourth place in the boys' 1600-meter run, finishing in 5:08.29. Sophomore Brandon Jones came in eighth place in the event at 5:34.33.

Freshman Julia Hymas picked up a sixth-place ribbon in the girls' 1600-meter at 7:10.31. Hymas placed fifth in the 800-meter run at 2:59.88 and seventh in the pole vault at 6-00.

Junior J.T. Day made fourth place in the boys' pole vault, clearing 8-00.

Riverton highlights

Munoz sprinted into third place in the boys' 800-meter, beating 34 other runners with a time of 2:09.77.

Fisher scored points for the Punchers in the boys' 300-meter hurdles, taking fourth in a field of 38 at 43.45 seconds.

Taylor saw another strong day of performances in sprinting and mid-distance events. She placed sixth out of 70 entrants in the girls' 200-meter dash at 29.18 seconds. Taylor picked up a seventh-place ribbon in the 400-meter dash at 1:05.60.

Additional top-20 results – Pinedale

  • Boys' 4x800-meter relay: Brandon Jones, Meador, Wiley Smith and Brayden Hymas in third place at 10:27.51.
  • Girls' 100-meter: Guest in 10th place at 14.19 seconds.
  • Boys' 100-meter: Thomas Barron in 19th place at 12.73 seconds and Luis Zuniga in 20th at 12.80.
  • Girls' 100-meter hurdles: Zoey Guerrero in 11th place at 20.86 seconds, Hayden Thoman in 15th place at 23.66 and Ceci Sambrano in 16th at 28.37.
  • Girls' 4x100-meter relay: Allie Statham, Jenny Montes, Maritza Galvan and Guerrero in third place at 1:00.07.
  • Boys' 4x100-meter relay: Barron, Howard, Zuniga and David Farrington in fifth place at 51.21 seconds.
  • Girls' 400-meter: Hoffman in 11th place at 1:27.01.
  • Boys' 400-meter: Anton Vickrey in 14th place at 1:10.84.
  • Girls' 300-meter hurdles: Guerrero in 11th place at 1:02.70, Sambrano in 13th at 1:07.75 and Thoman in 15th at 1:12.14.
  • Boys' 300-meter hurdles: Meador in ninth place at 54.59 seconds.
  • Boys' 1600-meter: Smith in 12th place at 6:22.69 and Hampton Jones in 17th at 6:24.54.
  • Girls' 200-meter: Montes in 14th place at 32.03 seconds and Statham in 18th at 33.64.
  • Boys' 200-meter: Barron in 12th place at 26.32 seconds.
  • Girls' long jump: Statham in 14th place at 12-07 1/4.
  • Boys' long jump: Howard in 20th place at 16-03 1/4.
  • Girls' shot put: Taylor Cary and Hatch tied for 10th place at 25-01.
  • Boys' shot put: Hymas in 13th place at 33-03, Jackson Hajba in 17th at 32-03 3/4 and D.J. Varela in 19th at 31-08 3/4.
  • Girls' discus: Cary in 12th place at 69-02 and Long in 19th at 61-08.
  • Boys' discus: Hajba in 15th place at 96-02.
  • Girls' 4x400-meter relay: Brown, Muriel Jones, Hibbert and Taylor in fourth place at 4:36.82.
  • Boys' 4x400-meter relay: Gurr, Munoz, Fisher and Petty in third place at 3:53.53.

Additional top-20 results – Riverton

  • Girls' 100-meter hurdles: Guest in 15th place at 19.78 seconds and Hibbert in 17th at 20.37.
  • Girls' 300-meter hurdles: Guest in 10th place at 53.68 seconds.
  • Girls 4x100-meter relay: Taylor, Thoman, Statham and Montes in ninth place at 59.93 seconds.
  • Girls' 4x800-meter relay: Guest, Hibbert, Hatch and Hoffman in fifth place at 12:33.77.
  • Girls' shot put: Runyan in 13th place at 30-01 1/4 and Hansen in 17th at 29-02.
  • Girls discus: Hansen in 14th at 84-02.
  • Boys' 100-meter: Gurr in 12th place at 11.93 seconds.
  • Boys' 110-meter hurdles: Fisher in ninth place at 17.48 seconds.
  • Boys' 4x800-meter relay: Farrington, Howard, Smith and Munoz in eighth place at 10:47.70.
  • Boys' long jump: Gurr in ninth place at 18-03 and Fisher in 13th at 17-09.
  • Boys' discus: Howard in 20th place at 110-07.