Two individuals distinguished themselves from the Laramie High School track team at last weekend’s Wyoming State Track Championships.

Senior McCade Johnson and junior Albert Steiner took center stage, both winning two individual events in Casper. It helped the Plainsmen to a runner-up finish in the team rankings.

Johnson finished his high school career with three titles. He won the 110 meter hurdles in 14.57 seconds for his first title last Saturday. He followed that by defending his crown in the 300 meter hurdles. His time was 37.68 seconds. Johnson was the only hurdler that went sub-38 seconds in the entire meet. He also was part of the victorious 4x400 meter relay.

Overall, Johnson capped his track career at LHS with five individual titles (two indoors) and was part of two state champion relays (one indoors). He was the “Best of the Best,” which is given to the individual with the best time, distance or height regardless of class, in both hurdle events and the relay.

We recently visited with McCade about the state championships, his events, his record at the Wyoming Track Classic and more.

Steiner won the first two individual championships in his career last weekend. In the snow, he raced to victory in the 3200 meters last Thursday in 9:41.78. He followed that with a win in the sun on Saturday in the 1600 meters. His time was 4:21.46. Steiner also added a fifth place in the 800 meters and was part of a third place 4x800 meter relay. He was also “Best of the Best” in his two wins in the 3200 and 1600 meters.

We also caught up with the young, Mr. Steiner and discussed his feelings on the two victories, how the races went, getting ribbed by teammates and more.

Johnson is now preparing to compete at the University of Wyoming, while Steiner has one more year to add to his title totals.

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