A pair of senior runners shined brightly for the Laramie Plainsmen at last weekend’s state track championships in Casper.

Albert Steiner and Tyler Dahl helped the Laramie Plainsmen win the team title for the third time in school history, and their first team crown since 1996. Steiner won three individual events and anchored a victorious relay, while Dahl brought home one title he’s been hard at work for.

Steiner defended his titles in the 1600 and 3200-meter races. He added to it with a first-place result in the 800-meters. Steiner also ran the final leg of the 4x800 meter relay that LHS rallied to win.

Dahl completed his quest for the 400-meter crown last Saturday. He had the fastest time in prelims and held off all challengers in the final. Dahl also ran a leg on two top-four relays for Laramie.

Both seniors chatted with KOWB’s David Settle about their victories in individual events, plus the meaning of the team title, unique items about head coach Gil Bradfield and more.

Despite the some of the ribbing, coach Bradfield was happy for the two seniors, and how their accomplishments helped out the team.

“For the boys, I knew that if they had somewhat of a perfect day, whatever a perfect day is, that they could do well… We knew early that the boys were in good shape… I was just pleased, really, really pleased.”

As for the weekend that Albert Steiner had, Bradfield believed it was possible.

“Actually, I saw a great performance by an individual, who I thought would do well from last year, and even the years before, but he really worked hard to be where he was and be up on that podium.”

Both Dahl and Steiner have signed on to run track at the University of Wyoming beginning this fall.

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