An all-state runner, a conference championship in swimming, and two more wins volleyball victories capsulated the Laramie High School sports weekend.

Sophomore Addison Forry took third at the 4A state cross country meet. The Laramie Lady Plainsmen swimming & diving team won the 4A West conference meet, and the Lady Plainsmen volleyball team beat two Cheyenne schools.

Laramie Cross Country

Forry shined bright at the state championships with her top-3 finish. She completed the 5K course in Ethete, WY at Wyoming Indian High School at 19:20.49. That was nearly 42 seconds behind winner Kate Brigham of Jackson.

Forry was the lone runner from LHS that earned all-state in cross country with a top-ten finish.

The Lady Plainsmen took fifth in the team standings. They scored 109 points but were only 13 points back of the second-place team, Jackson. Cheyenne Central ran away with the team crown with 43 points. After Forry, the next best finish for LHS was 21st place.

The Plainsmen finished sixth in the team race. They scored 149 points. The top finisher was sophomore Dominic Eberle. He placed 17th with a time of 17:10.04.

Though they struggled a little more than they hoped, the future is bright for Laramie High School cross country.

Laramie Swimming

As expected, the Lady Plainsmen dominated the 4A West Conference Championships in Evanston last Friday and Saturday.

Laramie won seven events and scored 426 points. Their margin of victory was 201 points over runner-up Kelly Walsh.

Senior Anna Roesler was a double-event winner. She took first place in the 200 freestyle race and the 100 butterfly race. Senior Natalie Six won diving for LHS, while junior Ashlyn Mathes touched the wall first in the 500 freestyle race. Laramie also won all three relays.

Next up, the last chance qualifier on Friday at home before next week’s state championships.

Laramie Volleyball

Not to be outdone, the Laramie Lady Plainsmen closed the regular season with a pair of wins over foes from Cheyenne.

Last Thursday, Laramie swept Cheyenne Central on the road. The scores were 25-5, 25-11, and 25-13. Five players had five or more kills in the match. Senior Anna Gatlin added 5.5 blocks in the victory.

On Senior Night, last Friday night, LHS swept third-ranked Cheyenne East by scores of 25-19, 26-24, and 25-18. Alexis Stucky had 20 kills in the final home match of her career. Gatlin added 10 kills.

Stucky said after the match, “(I’m) so grateful to end on a high note with this group. It’s a special group of seniors, and I’m so happy to end my time at home on a win.”

Gatlin added, “This group of seniors has been together for a long time. I’m so happy to win for the last time at home in front of our amazing fans.”

Laramie finished the regular season with a record of 26-2 overall and a 6-0 mark in conference quadrant matches.

They will be the No. 2 seed at the 4A East Regional Volleyball Championships this weekend in Gillette. Laramie will play Cheyenne Central in the first round at Campbell County High School. The match is set to start at 2:30 p.m.

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