Tracksters round out busy weekend at Riverton


Robert Galbreath photos Junior Julia Hymas clears the pole in the pole vault in Pinedale on April 28. She took ninth place in the event at Riverton on April 29. Sophomore Caden Clifford, center, hits the finish line in the 200-meters in Pinedale on April 28. He placed eighth out of 60 athletes in the event at Riverton on Saturday, April 29. Junior Roger Young tosses the shot put in Pinedale on April 28. He earned seventh place in the discus and placed 14th in the shot put at Riverton.

RIVERTON – The Big Piney High School track and field team topped off a busy weekend at the Roy Peck Invitational hosted by Riverton on Saturday, April 29.

The Lady Punchers bagged sixth place out of 12 teams ranging in size from Dubois to the host school and Lander, posting 51 points. The Puncher boys took eighth place with 36 points.

Senior Colby Jenks captured gold in the boys’ 400-meter dash, clocking in at 50.51 seconds. He beat the second-place finisher from Wind River High School by 0.41 seconds.

Jenks went on to secure second place in the 3200-meter run, crossing the finish line in 9 minutes, 50.04 seconds.

Sophomore Micah Strong snagged third place in the girls’ 1600-meter run, coming in well under 6 minutes at 5:44.08. In the 800-meters, Strong took fourth place at 2:36.84.

Sophomore Emma York earned fourth place in the girls’ 1600-meters, posting a sub-6-minute time of 5:45.24. Fellow sophomore Jolynn Jones finished a close fifth in the event at 5:45.47.

In the 800-meters, York finished in fifth place at 2:38.42 with Jones in sixth place at 2:39.53.

Freshman Lizzy Brandt came in sixth place in the girls’ 1600-meters at 6:03.92.

In throwing events, senior Hannah Runyan snapped up third place in the girls’ shot put with a toss measured at 34 feet, 7 ¼ inches. Runyan went on to achieve sixth place in the discus, clearing 97-11.

Senior Brandon Jones finished the boys’ 400-meters in fifth place, timing in at 54.74 seconds.

In jumping events, sophomore Kelby Staley snagged sixth place in the boys’ 110-meter hurdles, clocking in at 18.21 seconds.

Sophomore Caden Clifford bagged eighth place in the boys’ 200-meter dash at 24.88 seconds.

Junior Roger Young secured seventh place in the boys’ discus with a throw clearing 101-11.

Relay action featured a second-place finish for freshman Kodee Greene, freshman Clairee Bingham, sophomore Addison Losik and Jolynn Jones in the girls’ 1600-meter sprint medley. The team posted a time of 4:36.30.

Jenks, Brandon Jones, sophomore Ben Ferguson and Young snagged third place in the boys’ 4x800-meter relay with a time of 8:58.80.

Jolynn Jones, Strong, junior Morgan Brown and Brandt took sixth place in the girls’ 4x400-meter relay, posting a time of 4:46.17.

Senior James McCormick, sophomore Karsyn Busby, senior Faizal Adhyaksa and Ferguson secured seventh place in the boys’ 4x100-meter relay, hitting the finish line in 54.84 seconds.

Senior Enna Coote, Greene, freshman Maybrie Denison and sophomore Mari Sambrano earned eighth place in the girls’ 4x100-meter relay at 58.42 seconds.

Additional girls’ results

  • 100-meters: Greene in 19th place at 14.09 seconds, Sambrano in 32nd at 15.13, Ahbre Nunn in 36th at 15.62, Denison in 39th at 15.98 and Deniz Celik in 46th at 16.24.
  • 200-meters: Greene in 14th place at 28.92 seconds, Coote in 36th at 31.96, Celik in 46th at 35.15, Denison in 47th at 35.35 and Nunn in 48th at 35.42.
  • 400-meters: Nunn in 31st place at 1:17.70.
  • 800-meters: Brandt in ninth place at 2:43.47, Kamia Runyan in 17th at 3:12.46 and Brynne Hoffman in 21st at 3:27.14.
  • 1600-meters: Kaydence Guest in 20th place at 7:00.30.
  • 3200-meters: Julia Hymas in ninth place at 15:19.64 and Hoffman in 11th at 15:38.58.
  • 300-meter hurdles: Morgan Brown in ninth place at 57.78 seconds and Bingham in 11th place at 59.90.
  • Pole vault: Hymas in ninth place at 6-06.
  • Shot put: Charleigh Smith in ninth place at 30-02 ½, Helen Laughter in 24th at 25-09 ½, Kamia Runyan in 32nd at 24-03 and Hoffman in 37th at 22-10 ¼.
  • Discus: Smith in 21st place at 76-07, Laughter in 33rd at 62-04 and Kamia Runyan in 51st at 47-01.

Additional boys’ results

  • 100-meters: Clifford in 13th place at 12.21 seconds, Ferguson in 40th at 12.96, Justin Olson in 61st at 13.61, Busby in 64th at 13.84, Judah Farrington in 80th at 14.75, McCormick in 81st at 14.99 and Ivan Silvas in 83rd at 16.56.
  • 200-meters: Busby in 48th place at 29.41 seconds, Olson in 50th at 30.18, Farrington in 56th at 31.32, McCormick in 58th at 31.95 and Silvas in 60th at 37.85.
  • 400-meters: Scotty Ring in 32nd place at 1:05.58.
  • 800-meters: Ring in 17th place at 2:33.76.
  • 1600-meters: Ferguson in 17th place at 5:27.78 and Young in 20th at 5:35.04.
  • Shot put: Young in 14th place at 35-02, Braunsn Smith in 20th at 33-02, Zef Zuniga in 21st at 32-11, Adhyaksa in 36th at 27-05 ½, Olson in 49th at 25-02 ½ and Kian Pelham in 50th at 24-05 ½.
  • Discus: Zuniga in 30th place at 81-01, Smith in 39th place at 73-04, Ring in 43rd at 64-06, Pelham in 52nd at 52-06 and Olson in 55th at 51-02.