Laramie Olympic Sports Roundup Jan 31-Feb 1
Three dual wins for the Plainsmen swimming and diving team, plus some high results by members of the indoor track and field team highlighted some of the other sports action by Laramie High School student-athletes last weekend.
The Laramie Plainsmen improved to 12-1 in dual meets this season with three victories on the road. Last Friday, LHS won at Rock Springs 99-73 over the Tigers. Laramie won eight of the 12 events, which included two apiece for Slade Sheaffer and Nick Mavriplis. Saturday was a double dual in Evanston against the Red Devils and Green River Wolves. The Plainsmen topped Evanston 109-74 and Green River 111-69. Laramie won nine events in the combined results. LHS failed to get any new state qualifiers, which has them holding at 13 this season.
The Plainsmen return to competition today (Feb. 4) with a dual meet at Cheyenne East. That meet is slated for a 4 p.m. start.
Laramie High School's Indoor Track and Field sqauds competed at the Chadron State College Winter Classic High School Open track meet last Saturday. No team scores were kept, but several individuals posted some top three finishes.
The lone victory came from Plainsmen junior Chris Henry in the 3200 meter run. He was followed by junior teammate Jacob Morgan in second place. Senior Jonah Henry ended up second place in the 1600 meter run with junior teammate John Freeman in third. The boys' 4X800 meter relay team also finished in second place.
The Lady Plainsmen came away with four second place results. They came from senior Ashley Dodds in the 55 meter dash, junior Ella DeWolf in the 800 meters, freshman Maria Smith-Lopez in the 3200 meters and the girls' 4X400 meter relay.
DeWolf added a seventh in the 1600, while junior Phoenix Farnham was third in the 400 meter run.
LHS indoor track returns to competition Saturday, February 8, when Laramie hosts the Shine Indoor Invite at Wyoming's War Memorial Fieldhouse.
Finally, it was a rough weekend for the Plainsmen wrestling team. They lost two conference duals on the road. Their record falls to 4-11 in dual competition this season.
LHS fell at #1 Gillette last Friday by a final of 76-3. The lone win came from junior Jerry Looney, who won a 13-5 decision. Last Saturday saw the Plainsmen lose on the mat 54-18 at #2 Sheridan. Carless Looney and Kaden Schriner won by pin, while Aaron Candelaria came away with a 10-6 decision and Desmond Martinez won a tough 7-5 decision in overtime.
Plainsmen wrestling will be on the road for competitions in Riverton February 6, 7 and 8.