Aguilar Takes Third At State Wrestling
It was a tough weekend for the Laramie Plainsmen at the Wyoming State Wrestling Championships in Casper last weekend.
Senior Zech Aguilar was the only placer the Plainsmen had. He lost a tough quarterfinal match in sudden death but bounced back to finish third at 195 pounds. Aguilar pinned his last four opponents. He wrapped up his final year at LHS with a 22-2 record.
Only two other Laramie wrestlers made it past the second round wrestlebacks. That was freshman Clancy Mummert at 106 pounds and junior Calvin Webb at 182.
The Plainsmen came in 10th place with 50 team points. Kelly Walsh won their first team title with 223 points. Green River took second and Cheyenne East was third.
Indoor Track and Field
Senior Jason Upton highlighted the final regular season meet with a school record in the long jump last Friday at the University of Wyoming’s War Memorial Fieldhouse.
Upton broke Steven Michel’s mark with a leap of 22-11.75. Upton also won the 55-meter dash in 6.63 seconds.
Laramie’s two other wins were by senior Matt Smith in the triple jump. His top leap was 43-00.05. Junior Mason Swingholm won the 800-meters in 2:04.30.
The Lady Plainsmen also won four events last Friday. Junior Emmy Johnson won the 200-meters in 27.00 seconds. Johnson was on the victorious 4x200 meter relay that ran 1:48.80.
Carey Berendsen won the 1600-meters in 6:04.25. The final event win came in the weight throw from Galilia Gonzales. She threw 27-9.00.
The meet did not keep team scores.
Laramie Indoor Track heads to the state championships Friday and Saturday in Gillette.