Laramie Cross Country Excels; Laramie Tennis Beats Regional Foes
In their second meet of the season, Laramie cross country took first and second place, respectively, at the Rawlins XC Invite last Friday.
The top five runners for the Plainsmen finished in the top 15, which led to the team title. Laramie scored 42 points and beat teams they had lost to at the season-opening Casper Invite Aug. 24. Lander took second with 55 points, while Natrona County was third at 67 points.
Junior Mason Swingholm placed second with a time of 17:26.23, which was about seven seconds behind the winner Sergio Martinez of Natrona. Seniors Derk Lyford and Jordan Tangeman came in sixth and seventh place, while sophomore Kent Henry and senior Carter Sell were 14th and 15th, respectively.
The Lady Plainsmen finished with 40 points and placed second, just 14 back of team winner Natrona. The Laramie ladies placed five in the top 22.
Junior Abigail Whitman was the top finisher in second place with a time of 20:27.14. That was nearly two minutes behind Rawlins star sophomore Sydney Thorvaldson, who won the 5K meet.
Junior Jayla Wulff came in fifth, while senior Allison Dodds was 13th, and sophomore Libby Berryhill took 15th.
Laramie cross country heads to the Liberty Bell Invitational in Littleton, CO Saturday.
Both Laramie Tennis teams were on the court Tuesday, but against different opponents, as the Plainsmen faced Cheyenne South and the LHS girls took on Rawlins.
Laramie won both duals by a 3-2 score and in the same fashion.
The Plainsmen beat the Bison with wins at the three doubles positions, all in straight sets. Kyle Moore and Caleb Callahan played singles, but both lost.
On the strength of their doubles teams, the Lady Plainsmen beat the Outlaws despite losing at both single positions. All three doubles tandems won in straight sets.
The Laramie boys are 6-4 on the season, while the Laramie girls improved to 5-5.
Laramie Tennis will conclude their regular season Friday at home against Torrington for Senior Day. The matches are slated to begin at 4 p.m.