Pinedale tracksters garner hardware at Rock Springs

Robert Galbreath photo Junior Katyana Dexter prepares to toss the shot put at the Ted Schroeder Meet of Hope in Rock Springs on April 15. Dexter broke her own PHS school record set the previous season in the event on Saturday.

ROCK SPRINGS – As the regional snowmelt accelerates and Spring Break passes into the rearview mirror, Pinedale High School was able to field its entire girls’ and boys’ outdoor track team at the Ted Schroeder Meet of Hope in Rock Springs on Saturday, April 15.

The Lady Wranglers bagged fourth place out of 10 teams, posting 88 points. The Wrangler boys’ picked up eighth place with 34 points.

“We were finally able to get our entire team to a track meet,” said Head Coach Kyle Sullivan. “We were happy to have a sunny, yet chilly, day in Rock Springs. We had 16 athletes achieve at least one personal best performance, which was over a third of the team. That was a great accomplishment for the team last weekend. This is an exciting way for many kids to start the season, and we will look to carry that momentum forward.”

Junior Katyana Dexter blew the competition away in girls’ throwing. Clearing 41 feet, 4 inches in the shot put, Dexter captured gold in the event, beating Adelyn Anderson of Lander by 3 feet, 8 inches.

Dexter also shattered the Pinedale High School record in the shot put at Rock Springs that she set in the 2022 season of 38-09.

Snagging gold in the discus as well, Dexter’s final throw was measured in at 133-10, more than 20 feet ahead of the rest of the pack. Dexter’s toss was the top mark for both boys and girls at Rock Springs.

In relay action, sophomore Madison Antonino, junior Lauren Jones, senior Mandy Majhanovich and sophomore Isabelle Rigo soundly won the girls’ 4x400-meter relay. Clocking the race in at 4 minutes, 36.53, the team beat Kemmerer by nearly 2.5 seconds.

Freshman Megan Boulter won the girls’ high jump with a leap of 4-08. Boulter pulled ahead of her opponents by 1 inch.

Antonino earned silvers in both the girls’ 800-meter run and 1600-meter run. The sophomore took second place in the 800-meters with a time of 2:35.44. In the 1600-meters, Antonino also secured second place, crossing the finish line at 5:28.15.

Senior Cade Covill, junior Bodie Jensen, senior Ethan Jensen and sophomore James Tolson scooped up second place in the boys’ 4x400-meter relay, posting a time of 3:58.10. The all-senior team of Tucker Watson, Sawyer Siefkes, Noah Sletten and Luke Gray placed third in the relay at 4:00.11.

Majhanovich garnered third place in the long jump, clearing 15-02. In the 200-meter dash, Majhanovich captured seventh place with a time of 28.56 seconds.

Alicia Dexter, sophomore Evelynn Shivers, junior Shelby Pearson and freshman Olivia Tolson earned third place in the girls’ 1600-meter sprint medley relay, clocking in at 5:03.74. An all-freshman team consisting of Boulter, Candice Goodrich, McKinzie Mortensen and Claire Thonhoff placed fourth in the girls’ 4x400-meter relay at 4:56.45.

Clearing 40-03 ½ in the boys’ triple jump, Ethan Jensen snagged third place. Jensen came in fifth place in the 110-meter hurdles, hitting the finish line in 17.86 seconds, and took sixth in the high jump at 5-06.

Senior Stephanie Resendiz hit a prequalifying time in the girls’ 100-meter dash, attaining fifth place in the event at 13.39 seconds. Hitting the finish line of the 400-meters in 1:09.87, Resendiz placed sixth in the event.

In the pole vault, Rigo placed fifth in the girls’ competition at 7 feet and Sletten placed fifth in the boys’ at 10 feet.

Freshman Alicia Dexter came in seventh place in the long jump at 14-07 ½. Watson picked up sixth place in the boys’ long jump with a leap measured in at 18-10 ½. Sophomore Matazi Landers bagged eighth place in the girls’ 800-meters at 2:58.85.

Additional girls’ results

  • 100-meters: Alicia Dexter in 13th place at 13.93 seconds, Majhanovich in 14th at 14.16, Rigo in 26th at 14.65, Seren Noble in 29th at 14.78, Thonhoff in 30th at 14.86, Mae McGuire in 31st at 14.90, Boulter in 35th at 15.07, Trista Covill in 39th at 15.11, Goodrich in 40th at 15.16, Shivers in 43rd at 15.46, Hadlee Francis in 62nd at 17.53 and Alivia Dover in 64th at 17.55.
  • 200-meters: Noble in 28th place at 31.48 seconds, Shivers in 31st at 31.73 and Dover in 59th at 37.49.
  • 800-meters: Pearson in 12th place at 3:04.44.
  • 1600-meters: Olivia Tolson in 12th place at 6:37.25.
  • 100-meter hurdles: Noble in 10th place at 19.29 seconds, Jones in 11th at 19.40, McGuire in 12th at 19.57, Boulter in 15th at 20.26, Goodrich in 17th at 20.65 and Mortensen in 18th at 20.67.
  • 300-meter hurdles: McGuire in 12th place at 57.94 seconds, Jones in 13th at 58.02 and Mortensen in 15th at 1:00.25.
  • Shot put: Karsyn Henn in 18th place at 27-07, Haven Whitley in 24th at 26-05, Morgan Grossman in 29th at 25-10, Callie Windbigler in 39th at 21-11, Alicia Dexter in 42nd at 20-10, Francis in 43rd at 20-04 and Hannah Liske in 44th at 19-09.
  • Discus: Henn in 15th place at 82-07, Grossman in 25th at 74-11, Whitley in 27th at 72-00, Liske in 30th at 65-08, Windbigler in 38th at 53-09 and Francis in 45th at 47-01.

Additional boys’ results

  • 100-meters: Ian Obod in 19th place at 12.42 seconds, Watson in 23rd at 12.57, Sletten in 24th at 12.58, Bodie Jensen in 28th at 12.63, Joseph Bain in 31st at 12.68, Siefkes and Dillon Boespflug tied for 32nd at 12.72, Leopoldo Labrador in 37th at 12.85, Covill in 41st at 12.95, Gray in 46th at 13.12, Sergio Duarte Villa in 48th at 13.16, Andy DeClue in 53rd at 13.31 and Brandon Mata in 75th at 14.27.
  • 200-meters: Bain in 32nd place at 26.02 seconds, DeClue in 48th at 27.19, Duarte Villa in 53rd at 27.30 and Mata in 74th at 29.46.
  • 400-meters: Bodie Jensen in 13th place at 57.79 seconds, Bain in 21st at 1:00.93, Boespflug in 33rd at 1:04.30 and Mata in 46th at 1:12.73.
  • 1600-meters: Liam O’Connor in 11th place at 5:41.74 and James Tolson in 16th at 5:54.53.
  • High jump: Gray in 11th place at 5 feet.
  • Long jump: Siefkes in 13th place at 17-06 ½, Duarte Villa in 18th at 16-04 ½, Obod in 20th at 16-01 ¼, Labrador in 25th at 15-07 ¼ and Boespflug in 28th at 15-02 ½.
  • Triple jump: Siefkes in ninth place at 35-11.
  • Shot put: Cale Dauwen in 11th place at 37-07, Covill in 29th at 32-10, Bain in 36th at 31-03, Duarte Villa in 50th at 27-07 and DeClue in 52nd at 26-03.
  • Discus: Doug Dexter in 12th place at 102-05, DeClue in 20th at 95-05, Dauwen in 36th at 83-02 and Covill in 51st at 67-09.