Puncher track seizes loaded week


WYOMING – A busy week for the Big Piney High School track and field team opened with a bang at the Lander Twilight Invitational on Tuesday, April 19. Runners, jumpers and throwers returned with plenty of hardware and multiple personal bests.

The boys’ team placed second overall, tallying 145 team points. The girls, fielding a smaller squad, scooped up third place with 105 points.

On Friday, April 22, the BPHS track team traveled south for the Green River High School Invitational. Wyoming’s unruly spring weather forced organizers to end the event early. Team scores were not kept.

Lander highlights

Junior Shelby Guest swept girls’ hurdling events. Winning the 100-meter hurdles, Guest clocked in at 18.43 seconds, beating the runner-up from Riverton by 1.5 seconds. Snapping up gold in the 300-meter hurdles, Guest finished with a time of 52.24, more than 2 seconds ahead of the competition.

Fellow junior Hannah Runyan took first place in the girls’ shot put, marked at 31 feet, 8 1/4 inches. Senior Sierra Keiter came in second place in the same event with a throw clearing 28 feet, 4 1/2 inches.

In the boys’ 300-meter hurdles, junior Colby Jenks captured gold with a time of 40.64 seconds. He earned silver in a crowded field in the 200-meter dash, timing in at 24.45 seconds.

Junior Hunter Fisher pulled into first place in the boys’ 110-meter hurdles, beating the second-place finisher from Riverton by nearly 2 seconds. He finished second in the 300-meter hurdles, finishing the race in 42.34 seconds.

In boys’ throwing events, junior Thomas Howard picked up silver in both the discus and the shot put. He cleared 107 feet, 5 1/2 inches in discus and hit a mark of 35 feet, 9 1/2 inches in shot put.

Freshman Jolynn Jones took silver in the girls’ 800-meter run, clocking in at 2 minutes, 39.78 seconds. Sophomore Julia Hymas scored bronze in the girls’ pole vault at 6 feet, 6 inches.

Junior Jaron Petty seized bronze in the boys’ 100-meter dash with a time of 12.14 seconds. Freshman Kelby Staley placed third in the boys’ 110-meter hurdles at 47.73 seconds.

Senior Seth Stoutenburg came in third place in the boys’ discus, marked at 96 feet, 5 inches.

Relay teams performed well at Lander. Senior Thomas Barron, Fisher, Petty and Jenks took gold in the boys’ sprint-medley relay, edging Lander out by more than 1 second at 3:46.99.

The boys’ 4x100-meter team also scooped up gold. Barron, freshman Caden Clifford, Howard and senior J.T. Day clocked in at 52.58 seconds, beating Wyoming Indian by four-tenths of a second.

Barron, sophomore Jackie Meador, freshman Ben Ferguson and junior Brandon Jones took third in the boys’ 4x400-meter relay at 4:09.25.

The girls’ 4x100-meter relay team earned bronze. Senior Zoe Long and freshmen Charleigh Smith, Addison Statham and Emma York timed in at 1:04.27. Guest, sophomore Morgan Brown, Jones and freshman Micah Strong came in third place in the girls’ 4x400-meter relay at 4:47.23.

In the girls’ sprint-medley relay, Statham, senior Lena Hatch, freshman Addison Losik and junior Brynne Hoffman earned bronze with a time of 5:41.01.

Green River highlights

Dominating the girls’ 1600-meter run, Jolynn Jones took gold with a time of 6:32.88. Strong came in seconds later to take silver at 6:34.31.

Runyan tied for first place in the girls’ shot put, clearing 33 feet, 6 inches.

Timing in under 5 minutes, Jenks captured gold in the boys’ 1600-meter run at 4:57.90, nearly 1 minute ahead of the second-place finish from Jackson.

Fisher snapped up bronze in the boys’ 110-meter hurdles, clocking in at 15.67 seconds.

The girls’ 4x800-meter relay team took gold. Strong, York, Brown and Jones beat Green River by eight-hundredths of a second at 11:01.30.

Staley, Meador, Ferguson and Brandon Jones came in second place in the boys’ 4x800 relay at 9:46.53.

Statham, Hatch, Losik and Hoffman placed third in the girls’ 1600-meter sprint medley relay at 5:49.35.

Additional girls’ results – Lander

  • 100 meter: Esther Garcia in 28th place at 22.41 seconds.
  • 200 meter: Strong in sixth place at 29.61 seconds, Ceci Sambrano in 17th at 34.15 and Hatch in 18th at 34.76.
  • 800 meter: York in eighth place at 2:56.62 and Hoffman in 14th at 3:25.17.
  • 1600 meter: Jones in fourth place at 6:02.67, Strong in fifth at 6:05.09, York in eighth at 6:20.55, Hymas in 15th at 7:06.51 and Hoffman in 16th at 7:10.09.
  • 100 hurdles: Brown in seventh place at 21.52 seconds, Sambrano in ninth at 22.64 seconds and Statham in 10th at 23.57 seconds.
  • 300 hurdles: Brown in eighth place at 1:02.00, Sambrano in ninth at 1:02.60 and Statham in 11th at 1:07.22.
  • Long jump: Guest in fourth place at 14-00 1/2 and Smith in 11th at 11-05.
  • Discus: Taylor Cary in fourth place at 79-10, Hatch in seventh at 77-04, Smith in 10th at 72-06, Keiter in 15th at 69-00 1/2, Sambrano in 16th at 69-00 1/2, Losik in 17th at 68-06, Garcia in 18th at 66-07 and Long in 23rd at 61-00 1/2.
  • Shot put: Long in sixth place at 26-11 3/4, Cary in seventh at 26-10, Smith in 10th at 26-03 1/2, Losik in 17th at 24-08 and Garcia in 23rd at 22-06 1/2.

Additional boys’ results – Lander

  • 100 meter: Clifford in eighth place at 12.72 seconds, Howard in 13th at 13.00, Braunsn Smith in 19th at 13.20, Anton Vickrey in 25th at 13.48, Wiley Smith in 26th at 13.60, Day in 32nd at 14.01, Hampton Jones in 33rd at 14.07, A.J. Cunningham in 34th at 14.10, Riley Talmadge in 38th at 14.64, James McCormick in 40th at 15.71, Ivan Silvas in 41st at 17.32, Logan Visser in 42nd at 17.46 and Aidan Levesque-Vickrey in 43rd at 18.10.
  • 200 meter: Petty in fourth place at 25.25 seconds, Karson Cline in fifth at 25.97, Barron in eighth at 27.09, Clifford in ninth at 27.11, Braunsn Smith in 12th at 27.59, Staley in 13th at 27.62, Vickrey in 17th at 28.30, Wiley Smith in 18th at 28.59, Ferguson in 19th at 28.64, Day in 23rd at 29.07, Talmadge in 28th at 30.17, Hampton Jones in 32nd at 31.01, McCormick in 33rd at 32.97, Visser in 34th at 37.80, Silvas in 35th at 38.94 and Levesque-Vickrey in 36th at 39.
  • 400 meter: Cunningham in 20th place at 1:12.99 and Talmadge in 21st at 1:13.57.
  • 800 meter: Ferguson in fourth place at 2:26.92.
  • 1600 meter: Brandon Jones in seventh at 5:40.56.
  • 300 hurdles: Staley in fourth place at 47.73 seconds, Meador in fifth at 49.96 and Braunsn Smith in sixth at 53.94.
  • Pole vault: Day in fourth place at 9-06, Brandon Jones in fifth at 9-06 and Hampton Jones in seventh at 7-06.
  • Discus: Brayden Hymas in fifth place at 96-05, D.J. Varela in 14th at 82-03, Hampton Jones in 16th at 78-03 1/2, Levesque-Vickrey in 30th at 50-02 and Chancee Kaiser in 32nd at 29-02.
  • Shot put: Hymas in fifth place at 33-08, Stoutenburg in 11th at 32-00, Varela in 12th at 31-10, Clifford in 16th at 29-08 1/2, Levesque-Vickrey in 30th at 21-08 and Kaiser in 33rd at 10-05.

Additional girls’ results – Green River

  • 1600 meter: Julia Hymas in sixth place at 7:30.59 and Hoffman in eighth at 7:36.64.
  • 100 hurdles: Guest in sixth place at 18.52 seconds, Brown in 13th at 22.06, Sambrano in 14th at 22.56 and Statham in 19th at 28.44.
  • Pole vault: Hymas in seventh place at 7-00.
  • Long jump: Losik in 20th place at 12-05 and Smith in 24th at 11-05 1/4.
  • Shot put: Cary in 14th place at 27-01 1/2 with Long and Keiter tied for 19th at 25-06.
  • Discus: Runyan in seventh place at 92-07, Taylor in ninth at 86-10, Keiter in 15th at 79-05, Hatch in 19th at 74-01 and Sambrano in 27th at 58-09.

Additional boys’ results – Green River

100 meter: Petty in seventh place at 12.19 seconds, Clifford in 16th at 12.74, Braunsn Smith in 23rd at 13.11, Vickrey in 24th at 13.20, Wiley Smith in 27th at 13.42 and Talmadge in 34th at 14.68.

  • 1600 meter: Ferguson in fourth place at 6:08.22 and Cunningham in fifth at 6:19.84.
  • 110 hurdles: Jenks in fourth place at 15.74 seconds, Staley in eighth at 19.32 and Meador in 11th at 23.19.
  • High jump: Petty in 10th place at 5-00.
  • Triple jump: Cline in fourth place at 36-07 1/2.
  • Shot put: Howard in ninth place at 36-09, Hymas in 16th at 31-11, Varela in 17th at 31-07, Stoutenburg in 18th at 30-06, Clifford in 24th at 27-10 and Levesque-Vickrey in 31st at 20-04.

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