Johnson Makes a Statement in Casper
Laramie’s McCade Johnson made a big splash Tuesday by breaking a 24-year old record at the Wyoming Track Classic in Casper.
The senior hurdler and University of Wyoming signee swept both hurdle races, which isn’t unusual. It was his performance in the 300 meter hurdles that was one for the record books. Johnson crossed the finish line with a time of 37.87 seconds. That was good enough to break a WTC record set in 1993 by current Cheyenne Central Athletic Director Chad Whitworth, who was in attendance to see it fall.
Johnson’s time was 1.51 seconds better than his closest competitor. He also claimed the title in the 110 hurdles at 14.48 seconds.
While Johnson stole the show, he was one of only six Laramie High School student-athletes that competed.
Tyler Dahl came in third in the 400 meters in 50.92 seconds. Reece Shannon took third in the triple jump at 42-11. Reid Baty added a fourth place in the high jump.
The Lady Plainsmen were represented by Kyra Wulff and Emmy Johnson. Wulff placed fourth in the long jump with her best leap of 16-7. Johnson finished fourth as well, in the 1600 meters, with a time of 5:27.57.
The Wyoming Track Classic is annual "best of the best" track meet held in Casper for all classes. The top performers, regardless of classification, are invited to compete in individual events. There are no relays at the meet.
Laramie High School returns to action Friday with their final meet of the regular season at the Wiseman Invitational in Torrington.