Laramie Indoor Track Performs Well in Second Meet
Laramie High School’s Indoor Track teams won seven events at last Saturday’s CCHS Indoor Invite at the Campbell County Rec Center in Gillette.
The Plainsmen won three individual events and a pair of relays. Senior McCade Johnson won the 60 meter hurdles in 8.17 seconds. Junior Philip Henry won the 3200 meter run in 10:15.84. The final win came from sophomore Jason Upton, who captured the long jump with a leap of 20 feet 11 inches. Laramie also won the 4X200 and 4X400 meter relays. It was part of 15 total finishes in the top eight.
The Lady Plainsmen came through with a win from freshman Maggie Branch in the 400 meters. The other victory was by Lexi Hernandez in the long jump. She competes for LHS, but is from Wheatland. The LHS girls came through with 20 results in the top eight.
Laramie will host the Cheyenne schools for a home meet Saturday at War Memorial Fieldhouse.
Here's a look at what else happened last weekend:
Plainsmen Swimming & Diving
Laramie went 2-1 in the conference duals in Gillette last Friday and Saturday.
LHS lost to the home-standing Camels, 101-to-85. The Plainsmen won only five events in the loss on Friday. Saturday, Laramie bounced back with victories of East and Central. They won eight events on the way to a 109-71 victory over the Thunderbirds. LHS came back with 10 event wins in their 102-77 victory over the Indians.
Laramie added two new state qualifiers last weekend. Freshman Bryce Bienz made the mark in diving, and freshman Rowan Kelly got the time in the 500 freestyle.
The Plainsmen are 11-2 on the season. They return to action hosting Rock Springs this Friday at 5 p.m. and Green River on Saturday at 10 a.m.
Laramie High School hosted their Laramie Invite at Snowy Range Ski Area last Friday and Saturday with two days of slalom racing.
The Lady Plainsmen finished in fourth place, while the Plainsmen came in sixth.
Junior Lena Weinstein led the LHS girl’s with an eighth place effort Friday and seventh on Saturday. Sophomore Nicholas Fadial came in 14th and 19th in the two days of racing.
LHS head coach Jasen Mitchell said, “I thought it (the home meet) went well. I think the girl’s team did really well and is starting to improve.”
The Jackson girls and Cody boys won the team titles.
Laramie is off this upcoming weekend.
The Plainsmen came in fourth place at the Lander Valley Invite last Friday and Saturday with three champions.
Seniors Idris Elias (126), Kaden Schriner (152) and Carless Looney (182) all won titles, while Laramie had four other top six finishes. Sophomore Zech Aguilar was runner-up at 195 pounds. Sophomore Ethan Sell (106) and Arsenio Lemus (132) both came in third place, while junior Ben Graeff (160) took sixth place.
The Plainsmen came in with 157.5 team points and came in behind Star Valley, Powell and Glenrock.
LHS head coach Mikah Kadera said to come in fourth, “Not a bad finish. A lot of tough 3A teams; it’s a good tournament. We’re not at full strength quite yet, but the guys that wrestled, they either wrestled really well both days of the tournament, or maybe struggled one day and they got another chance… We took a step forward on the weekend.”
After having their home dual against Kelly Walsh postponed Tuesday, Laramie will head to Cheyenne for Conference duals Friday against Gillette and Sheridan at South High School. Varsity match times are set for 4:30 and 6 p.m.
Laramie competed at the Don Jacobson Memorial in Casper last weekend, where the Plainsmen took second and the Lady Plainsmen came in fifth place.
Junior Liam McInroy continues to excel this season, as he won both days of competition. His winning time Friday was 4:07.45, while Saturday was 28:31. Teammate Albert Steiner came in fourth both days.
Anna Ravna and Hailey Schmidt took second and third during Friday’s sprint races, while Schmidt was fifth Saturday to lead the LHS girls.
Laramie heads to Steamboat Springs, CO for action this weekend.