Laramie Hosts High School Track Meet
The Laramie Plainsmen and Lady Plainsmen will host their only home track and field meet of the season today. They take on Cheyenne East and Rock River in a dual-format scored meet.
The scoring will be 5-3-2-1 for most events, while only the top two relays will be scored, (five points and three points). There will be no finals; just heats against time. The throws and jumps will be limited to four tries.
Laramie head coach Gil Bradfield says, "We haven't had a dual for a while; a couple of years now. We're dueling with East. Rock River will be there, so actually it'll be three teams... I think it's a good meet just to be at home... get a lot of the younger kids involved."
Competition will start at 4 p.m. at Deti Stadium.
Last week, Laramie sent a small group of 15 student-athletes to the Maxine Ehrman Invitational hosted by Thornton High School in Colorado.
With only nine competitors, the Lady Plainsmen finished fifth in the team standings with 49.33 team points. There were 18 teams that competed in the meet.
Some of the highlights for the Laramie girls included Ashley Dodds, who finished second in the 100 meter dash and fourth in the 300 meter hurdles. Phoenix Farnham was second in the 200 meter dash. Kayla Sherrod and Ella DeWolf placed second and third, respectively, in the 800 meter run. All four ended up with pre-qualifying times in their respective event for next month's Wyoming State Track Championships.
Those four also combined for a runner-up placing in the 1600 meter relay.
The Plainsmen were led by Johnathan Freeman, who was second in the 1600 meter run and pre-qualified in the event for the state championships next month. McCade Johnson added a fifth place finish in the 300 meter hurdles.
As a team, the Laramie boys scored 11 points and finished in 13th place.