Four Stars Separate Themselves at State Indoor Track [VIDEOS]
Four individuals shined at the 2020 Wyoming High School Indoor Track State Championships last weekend in Gillette.
Rawlins junior Sydney Thorvaldson, Rock Springs senior Alyssa Bedard, Sheridan senior Brock Bomar, and Star Valley junior Peter Visser. All four won three events individually, while the last three also starred in a high-scoring relay.
Thorvaldson set three new state records in winning the 800, 1600, and 3200-meter races. On Friday the Rawlins distance star set a new mark in the 3200-meters of 10:12.75. She followed that with two more records on Saturday. First, in the 800-meters, Thorvaldson crossed the line in 2:15.35, which broke the old mark by a second. Then, it was the 1600-meter record that fell, as she won with a time of 4:56.34.
WyoPreps’ David Settle caught up with Ms. Thorvaldson earlier in this indoor season.
The next standout is Ms. Bedard, who signed with the University of Wyoming for soccer last fall but based on these results you might think she has a future as a track star. Bedard went 3-3 individually and helped the Rock Springs 4x200 meter relay end up second. Bedard began with a victory in the 55-meter hurdles on Saturday. She crossed the line in 8.36 seconds. That was followed by a first place in the 55-meter dash in 7.41 seconds. Bedard finished the day with a victory in the 200-meters. Her winning time was 26.06 seconds, which was about a half-second ahead of the next competitor.
Bedard admitted to WyoPreps’ David Settle that she wanted to duplicate her performance from a year ago and she did.
On the gentlemen’s side, Bomar led the Sheridan Broncs to a second consecutive team championship. He helped score 40 points with three wins individually and anchored the first-place relay. He began with a half-second victory in the 400-meters on Friday. Bomar’s time was 50.95 seconds. Saturday was a busy day with three events. Bomar snagged the crown in the 55-meter dash in 6.58 seconds. He followed that with victory No. 3 in the 200-meters in 22.88 seconds. Finally, Bomar ran the final leg of the victorious 4x400 meter relay for Sheridan that finished at 3:32.27.
He told WyoPreps’ David Settle that he had set some lofty goals entering this year and exceeded them at state.
The final star was Star Valley distance standout, Peter Visser. He rolled to wins in three events and helped the Braves get a victory in the relay. It all added up to Star Valley getting second in the team race.
Visser won the 3200-meters on Friday in a time of 9:48.20, nearly six seconds ahead of the next runner. Then, he ran lead-off on the winning 4x800 meter relay (8:19.40). Saturday began with a victory in the 800-meters with a time of 1:58.24. Visser capped off his meet with another win in the 1600-meters in 4:31.72.
Visser told WyoPreps that is what he had in mind entering the meet.
These four certainly stood out with their performances at the Campbell County Recreation Center Fieldhouse.
There were no records set on the boys’ side at the state indoor track meet in 2020. Besides Thorvaldson’s marks, the only other record that fell on the girls’ side was in the 1600 Sprint Medley relay, where Cody won with a time of 4:16.66 on Friday.