Punchers go the distance at Rock Springs

Senior Hunter Fisher clears a hurdle in the 300-meter hurdles at the Ted Schroeder Meet of Hope in Rock Springs on April 15. Fisher secured second place in the event. He also snagged gold in the 110-hurdles, second place in the 100-meter dash and second place in the triple jump.

ROCK SPRINGS – Braving tough competition from schools of all sizes, along with a cold, unrelenting wind, the Big Piney High School Puncher outdoor track team filled its bag with hardware at the 2023 Ted Schroeder Schroeder Meet of Hope in Rock Springs on Saturday, April 15.

The Big Piney boys captured third place out of 12 teams, posting 90 points. The Puncher girls secured sixth place, tallying 63 points.

Senior Hunter Fisher snagged multiple medals in a variety of events at Rock Springs. Fisher won the boys’ 110-meter hurdles, clocking in at 15.14 seconds. He beat the runner-up from Green River by more than half a second.

The race for the top two spots in the 300-meter hurdles came down to the wire. Fisher pulled into second place with a time of 40.86 seconds, only 0.15 seconds from closing the gap with the frontrunner from 4A Green River.

Switching seamlessly to sprinting events, Fisher picked up silver in the 100-meter dash, crossing the finish line in 11.74 seconds.

In field events, Fisher bagged second place in the triple jump with a leap measured in at 40 feet, 10 ½ inches.

Senior Colby Jenks won the boys’ 1600-meter run, timing in at 4 minutes, 32.32 seconds. He beat Kaden Chatfield of Riverton by more than 6 seconds.

Jenks captured second place in the 400-meter dash, finishing the race in 52.05 seconds.

Sophomore Micah Strong secured third place out of 68 athletes in the girls’ 100-meter dash, posting a time of 13.24 seconds. Strong snagged fourth place in the 1600-meter run, timing in under 6 minutes at 5:56.88.

Tossing the shot put for 34-03, senior Hannah Runyan secured fifth place in the event. Runyan earned eighth place in the discus, clearing 93-11.

Distance runners posted strong performances at the Ted Schroeder Meet. Sophomore Jolynn Jones earned fourth place in the girls’ 400-meter dash, hitting the finish line at 1:08.65. She took seventh place in the 1600-meter run, clocking in at 6:07.59.

Sophomore Emma York picked up fourth place in the girls’ 800-meter run with a time of 2:44.04. York pulled into fifth place in the 1600-meter run, posting a sub-6-minute time of 5:57.48.

Going the extra distance, senior Brynne Hoffman secured fifth place in the girls’ 3200-meter run at 16:07.08. Freshman Kamia Runyan finished the event in sixth place at 18:02.35.

In the girls’ pole vault, junior Julia Hymas snagged eighth place, clearing 6 feet.

Boys’ individual top-eight ribbons included a fourth-place finish for senior Thomas Howard in the discus with a throw measured in at 123 feet.

Sophomore Caden Clifford took sixth-place in the 100-meter dash, posting a time of 12.10 seconds.

Senior Brandon Jones came in sixth place in the pole vault with a jump clearing 10 feet.

Relay highlights

Sophomore Kelby Staley, junior David Farrington, Brandon Jones and Jenks topped the day off with a win in the final event on Saturday – the boys’ 4x400-meter relay. The team beat Pinedale by more than 8 seconds, crossing the finish line at 3:49.47.

Sophomore Ben Ferguson, junior Roger Young, Staley and Brandon Jones earned second place in the boys’ 4x800-meter relay, timing in at 9:23.42.

Clocking the boys’ 1600-meter sprint medley relay in at 4:30.44, Clifford, junior Karsyn Gurr, David Farrington and junior Jackie Meador snagged fourth place.

Howard, senior Braunsn Smith, Clifford and Gurr picked up fifth place in the 4x100-meter relay with a time of 51.09 seconds.

Freshman Kodee Greene, senior Enna Coote, Strong and Jolynn Jones captured silver in the girls’ 1600-meter sprint medley relay, posting a time of 4:36.84.

In the girls’4x400-meter relay, sophomore Addison Losik, freshman Clairee Bingham, Greene and Strong secured third place at 4:39.23.

The girls’ 4x800-meter relay team – freshman Kaydence Guest, freshman Lizzy Brandt, Hymas and York – also snapped up third place with a time of 11:38.97.

Sophomore Mari Sambrano, freshman Tilly Evans, Coote and Losik took sixth place in the girls’ 4x100-meter relay, clocking in at 57.66 seconds.

Additional girls’ results

  • 100-meters: Evans in 18th place at 14.32 seconds, Greene in 19th at 14.36, Coote in 36th at 15.08, Sambrano in 48th at 15.77, Addison Statham in 50th at 15.89, Maybrie Denison in 52nd at 16.08, Deniz Celik in 55th at 16.59, Ahbre Nunn in 57th at 16.70 and Haidie Stafa in 61st at 17.33.
  • 200-meters: Greene in 15th place at 29.45 seconds, Evans in 16th at 30.04, Coote in 35th at 32.19, Sambrano in 39th at 32.88, Statham in 42nd at 32.88, Celik in 45th at 34.29, Denison in 46th at 34.32 and Nunn in 53rd at 35.32.
  • 400-meters: Losik in 12th place at 1:12.57.
  • 800-meters: Hymas in 11th place at 3:04.17.
  • 1600-meters: Guest in 17th place at 7:30.99.
  • 100-meter hurdles: Bingham in 21st place at 22.25 seconds, Statham in 22nd at 22.61 and Nunn in 24th at 24.22.
  • 300-meter hurdles: Bingham in 16th place at 1:00.56, Nunn in 21st at 1:03.70 and Statham in 24th at 1:06.43.
  • Long jump: Esther Van Grol in 20th place at 12-08, Denison in 31st at 11-00 ¼, Stafa in 32nd at 10-04 ¼.
  • Shot put: Charleigh Smith in 12th place at 29-03, Helen Laughter in 29th at 25-10, Hoffman in 37th at 22-01 and Kamie Runyan in 38th at 22-00.
  • Discus: Smith in 13th place at 84-00, Losik in 21st at 77-11, Laughter in 29th at 66-09 and Kamia Runyan in 44th at 48-00.

Additional boys’ results

  • 100-meters: Staley in 17th place at 12.38 seconds, Braunsn Smith in 22nd place at 12.52, Howard in 39th at 12.91, Faizal Adhyaksa in 69th at 13.95, David Farrington in 72nd at 14.03, James McCormick in 76th at 14.31, Justin Olson in 77th at 14.35, Karsyn Busby in 78th at 14.50, Judah Farrington in 84th at 15.38 and Ivan Silvas in 87th at 16.64.
  • 200-meters: Clifford in 11th place at 24.50 seconds, David Farrington in 67th at 28.80, Scotty Ring in 69th place at 28.87, Adhyaksa in 71st at 29.16, McCormick in 72nd at 29.25, Busby in 75th at 29.93, Olson in 76th at 30.22, Judah Farrington in 81st at 32.93 and Silvas in 82nd at 37.55.
  • 400-meters: Ferguson in 26th place at 1:02.86, Ring in 34th at 1:04.95, Busby in 43rd at 1:09.80 and Judah Farrington in 47th at 1:16.25.
  • 800-meters: Young in 10th place at 2:31.95.
  • 1600-meters: Ferguson in ninth place at 5:38.97.
  • 110-meter hurdles: Meador in 12th place at 20.38 seconds and Owen Nielson in 15th at 22.23.
  • 300-meter hurdles: Meador in 11th place at 51.08 seconds and Nielson in 15th at 55.59.
  • Long jump: Brandon Jones in 16th place at 16-10 ¼.
  • Shot put: Young in 23rd place at 35-01, Zef Zuniga in 26th place at 33-08, Howard in 30th at 32-07, D.J. Varela in 32nd at 31-07, Smith in 33rd at 31-06, Nielson in 40th at 30-09, Olson in 56th at 24-09, Kian Pelham in 58th at 24-03, Adhyaksa in 59th at 23-04 and McCormick in 60th at 21-07.
  • Discus: Young in 19th place at 97-03, Nielson in 38th at 79-08, Zuniga in 39th at 79-04, Adhyaksa in 44th at 71-11, Varela in 45th at 71-02, Braunsn Smith in 46th at 69-06, Olson in 54th at 62-11 and Ring in 62nd at 48-09.