PHS sends 15 to State Track Meet

KEMMERER – The Pinedale track and field team squared off against tough competition at the 3A West Regional Meet hosted by Kemmerer on May 13-14.

The Wranglers and Lady Wranglers rose to the challenge and multiple athletes performed well enough to qualify for the State Championships in Casper, May 19-21. Pinedale also picked up its share of hardware.

The girls placed sixth overall, scoring 64 points. A smaller boys’ team took eighth place with 17 points.

Freshman Madison Antonino captured gold in the girls’ 3200-meter finals. Clocking in at 12 minutes, 22.23 seconds, she pulled ahead of the competition by nearly 22 seconds. Antonino earned silver in the 1600-meter finals, hitting a mark of 5:27.96.

Sophomore Katyana Dexter snapped up gold in the girls’ discus. Her throw, measured in at 133 feet, 2 inches, was over 7 feet farther than the runner-up from Lyman.

Clearing 15 feet, 9 3/4 inches, junior Mandy Majhanovich took second place in the girls’ long jump.

Senior James Kervitsky raced into second place in the boys’ 100-meter finals, crossing the finish line at 11.56 seconds, shaving more than .10 seconds off his preliminary time.

Freshman Elyn Bowers secured bronze in the girls’ 400-meter dash finals with a time of 1:02.28, improving 2 seconds from her preliminary run.

Head Coach Kyle Sullivan expressed pride in the team’s determination at Regionals.

“Our athletes competed really well,” he said. “While some kids had a pre-qualified mark for State, the team managed to add quite a few more qualifiers through the process of placing at the Regional Meet. Throughout two days of competition, our team demonstrated all of the growth they have achieved this season with hard work and focus.”

The top eight finishes in each individual event and top four relay teams at Regionals earned a spot on the State roster in addition to those already qualified. Fifteen athletes will represent Pinedale in Casper this weekend.

“The State Meet offers an excellent opportunity to compete against the best from the rest of Wyoming, and we are really excited to see how it goes for the team,” said Sullivan.

Top-eight highlights

Antonino pulled into fourth place in the girls’ 800-meter finals, finishing in 2:29.96.

Bowers came in seventh place in the girls’ 100-meter finals and clocked in at 13.76 seconds. She also snagged seventh in the long jump, measured at 15 feet, 1 1/2 inches.

Hitting a mark of 31 feet, 4 inches, senior Maggie Harber placed seventh in the girls’ triple jump.

Senior Jacob Bain captured seventh place in the boys’ 400-meter dash finals with a time of 54.35 seconds.

Relay results

Antonino, senior Lexie Goodrich, freshman Sarah Helm and freshman Matazi Landers edged into fourth place in the girls’ 4x800-meter relay, timing in at 11:21.47.

Freshman Joseph Bain, Kervitsky, freshman Ian Obod and senior Konner Ziegler snapped up fourth place in the boys’ 4x100 relay at 46.53 seconds.

In the girls’ 4x400-meter relay, Helm, sophomore Lauren Jones, Landers and freshman Mae McGuire finished sixth at 4:36.03.

Junior Nicholas Vitanza, freshman James Tolson, Joseph Bain and Jacob Bain earned seventh place in the boys’ 4x400 relay with a time of 3:51.32.

The girls’ 4x100 relay team placed seventh with Bowers, junior Mikayla Drake, Majhanovich and Resendiz Hernandez clocking in at 54.43 seconds.

Helm, Jones, McGuire and sophomore Seren Noble came in eighth place in the girls’ 1600-meter sprint medley relay at 4:57.51.

Additional girls’ results

  • 100-meter prelims: Resendiz Hernandez in ninth place at 13.55, Majhanovich in 11th at 13.70 and Drake in 18th at 14.40.
  • 200-meter prelims: Resendiz Hernandez in 10th place at 29.09, Noble in 18th at 30.71 and Isabelle Rigo in 21st at 31.58.
  • 400-meter prelims: Majhanovich in 14th place at 1:06.65.
  • 1600-meter finals: Goodrich in 16th place at 6:35.65.
  • 100-meter hurdles prelims: Resendiz Hernandez in 13th place at 18.49, Noble in 14th at 18.60, McGuire in 17th at 19.04 and Jones in 18th at 19.78.
  • 300-meter hurdles prelims: McGuire in 10th place at 53.39 seconds and Jones in 19th at 1:00.20.
  • Long jump finals: Harber in 11th place at 14-05 1/4.
  • Triple jump finals: Rigo in 17th place at 27-05.
  • Shot put finals: Morgan Grossman in 23rd place at 25-07 1/4, Karsyn Henn in 27th at 25-01 1/2 and Ashley Boulter in 28th at 24-08.
  • Discus finals: Grossman in 15th place at 87-04, Henn in 25th at 76-00 and Boulter in 26th at 72-02 1/2.

Additional boys’ results

  • 100-meter prelims: Ziegler in 14th place at 12.16, Vitanza in 15th at 12.23 and Obod in 19th at 12.45.
  • 200-meter prelims: Ziegler in ninth place at 25.07 and Vitanza in 18th at 26.11.
  • 400-meter prelims: Tolson in 21st place at 1:00.12 and Dillon Boespflug in 22nd at 1:00.26.
  • 300-meter hurdles prelims: Luke Gray in 15th place at 53.50.
  • High jump finals: Gray in 10th place at 5-04.
  • Long jump finals: Ryley Lea in 10th place at 17-10 1/4, Vitanza in 16th at 17-00 1/4 and Leopoldo Labrador in 20th at 16-04 1/4.
  • Triple jump finals: Nicolas Sletten in 10th place at 36-04, Lea in 12th at 35-04 1/2, Alex Gosar in 17th at 33-00 and Obod in 20th at 32-00.
  • Shot put finals: Austin Green in 10th place at 39-08, Doug Dexter in 18th at 32-10, Cade Covill in 21st at 31-07 1/4 and Tim Hosler in 23rd at 30-07 1/2.
  • Discus finals: Green in 10th place at 120-06, Dexter in 23rd at 87-11 1/2 and Hosler in 25th at 80-11.
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