Plainsmen Knock Off No. 1 Thunder Basin
A pair of goals five minutes apart in the first half spurred the Laramie Plainsmen to an upset of No. 1 Thunder Basin Friday at Deti Stadium in Laramie.
Ian Meyer and David Tangeman scored in the 28th and 33rd minutes, respectively, and that’s all LHS need in its fourth straight victory.
Laramie improved to 6-4-2 on the season and 6-1-2-1 in the 4A East Conference. The Plainsmen sit in third place in the league standings and are eight points in front of fourth place Sheridan with two matches left.
LHS plays at No. 2 Cheyenne Central Wednesday and hosts Cheyenne East Friday.
Laramie Lady Plainsmen
The three-match win streak ended for the No. 4 Laramie Lady Plainsmen Friday night with a 3-0 loss to No. 2 Thunder Basin in Gillette
Grace Roswadovski scored all three goals, which included two in the first half of the Bolts' second victory over LHS this season.
Laramie is now 6-4-1 on the season and 5-4-1 in conference games. The Lady Plainsmen are third in the 4A East standings and just two points in front of Campbell County.
LHS concludes it season hosting No. 1 Cheyenne Central Wednesday before a road test at Cheyenne East Friday.
Laramie Track and Field
Laramie student-athletes competed in three competitions last Friday and Saturday in Casper and Sturgis, SD.
At the Wyoming Track Classic, “Best of the Best” meet, in Casper last Friday, nine LHS students took part. The best finish came from sophomore Emmy Johnson. She finished second place in the 300-meter hurdles (45.66), which was three-tenths behind winner Grace Tanner of Big Piney (45.37).
Senior Kyra Wulff and junior Ketisa Akambasi finished second and third in the long jump. Wulff went 16 feet-6.5 inches, while Akambasi leaped 16 feet.
Both Laramie teams took fifth place the Kelly Walsh Invite Saturday in Casper.
The Plainsmen scored 56 points and were led by junior Matt Smith. He recorded victories in both the long and triple jumps with personal records in each. Smith went 21 feet-3 inches and won by over a foot in the long jump. He followed that with a leap of 42 feet in the triple for a victory by 1.5 inches.
Senior Frank Crum added a second place in the shot put (48 feet.2.5 inches), while LHS was also runner-up in the 4x400 meter relay. Junior Jason Upton added a second in the 300 hurdles and third in the 200 meters.
The Lady Plainsmen won two relays. They were clocked at 49.43 for first place in the 4x100 meter relay. They also captured the sprint medley relay (4:23.77) and came in second in the 4x400 meter relay (4:09.56).
Individually, sophomore Aubry Sanchez took second in the pole vault (9 feet-6 inches), while Emmy Johnson added a third in the 100 meters (12.94).
Senior Albert Steiner was the star for Laramie at the Black Hills Track Classic Saturday in Sturgis. Steiner won the 800 meters (2:01.34) and 1600 meters (4:30.50). He also anchored the victorious 4x800 meter relay (8:18.39), which won by nearly 30 seconds.
The best finish for the Lady Plainsmen was a runner-up from sophomore Abigail Whitman in the 1600 meters (5:23.28). Freshman Taylor Gardner took third in the triple jump (34 feet-5.75 inches) and fourth in the 100 hurdles (15.95).
Laramie Track and Field returns to action Tuesday with a meet for freshman and sophomores in Cheyenne. Their final regular season competition is Friday at the annual Wiseman Invite in Torrington.