Some may know, while others may not. It was quite an impressive sports year for Laramie High School during the just completed 2017-18 school year.

LHS won seven team state championships with three in the fall, three in the winter and one this spring.

Boys’ tennis, boys’ cross country and girls’ swimming and diving all finished first place last September, October, and November. That was followed by boys’ swimming and diving, Nordic skiing and indoor track and field grabbing first place in February. The year was capped with the Laramie boys’ first outdoor track and field title in 22 years last month.

KOWB’s David Settle caught up with out-going Laramie High School Athletics Director Jeremy Qualls to reflect on the great year it was.

A total of 10 individuals won a state title last fall, while 14 won during the winter and 14 were part of first place this spring. That doesn’t include all the all-state and all-conference honors.

Six individuals, Albert Steiner, Philip Henry, Liam McInroy, Brendan Rucinski, Derk Lyford and Mason Swingholm were part of a team state championship in three different sports in a single school year. That hasn’t happened at LHS since 1969.

Steiner was named the Gatorade Wyoming Boy's Cross Country Runner of the Year

Plus, for the first-time ever, Laramie High School won the Casper Star Tribune’s All-Sports Combined (Boy’s and Girl’s) Award in Class 4A.

It certainly was a school year to remember.

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