Laramie Track Performs Well in Torrington
Laramie High School track concluded its regular season with a pair of second place team finishes at the 2017 Wiseman Invite in Torrington last Friday.
Both teams combined to win eight total events, six for the Plainsmen and two for the Lady Plainsmen.
Laramie head coach Gil Bradfield said everything went well in their final tune-up last Friday.
“We were trying to make sure we had the right people in the right events. We wanted to see some times and that type of thing… We found out a few more things that we need to do and to tighten up our entries for regionals this weekend.”
Senior McCade Johnson and junior Albert Steiner each won a pair of individual events, while Johnson was part of a victorious relay.
Johnson won the 110 meter hurdles in 14.54 seconds and also crossed the tape first in the 300 meter hurdles in 38.13 seconds.
Steiner won the 800 meters by over two seconds. His winning time was 2:02.74. Steiner then led a 1-4 finish for LHS in the 1600 meters with a victory by over four seconds in 4:33.27. Teammate Philip Henry took second at 4:37.42.
Junior Tyler Dahl captured the top spot on the podium in the 400 meters with a winning time of 50.48 seconds.
Both Johnson and Dahl ran a leg on the victorious 4x400 meter relay. They were joined by Senior Reid Baty and sophomore Jason Upton. They finished in 3:22.51.
The Lady Plainsmen were led by freshman Abigail Whitman’s victory in the 3200 meter run by over 50 seconds. Whitman beat fellow freshman teammate Emmy Johnson in the race. Her winning time was 11:17.77 comparted to Johnson’s 12:09.52.
Laramie also took first in the 4x800 meter relay with a time of 9:53.07. Their time was five seconds better than runner-up Cheyenne South.
As a team the Plainsmen finished with 135.50 team points, which was seven behind Cheyenne Central (142.50). The Lady Plainsmen scored 130 points and were 13.50 back of the Central girls (143.50)
Laramie High School heads to the 4A East Regional Track and Field Championships Friday and Saturday in Gillette.