WYOMING – The Pinedale track and field team closed the regular season with an action-packed weekend featuring athletes at three different meets.
The schedule opened with the Lynn Williams Memorial Invitational in Jackson on Friday, May 6. Rising to the top of the leaderboard, the Pinedale girls earned first place with 132.50 team points, outscoring Rock Springs by 7 points. The boys finished fourth, tallying 51 points.
Junior Stephanie Resendiz Hernandez scored her first season win in Jackson, pulling ahead of the pack in the girls’ 200-meter dash by 0.24 seconds to seize gold at 27.80 seconds. Her time landed well within the threshold to prequalify for State.
Resendiz Hernandez, juniors Mikayla Drake and Mandy Majhanovich and freshman Elyn Bowers qualified for State in the girls’ 4x100-meter relay on Friday. Clocking in at 53.79 seconds, the team beat Star Valley by more than a second to capture first place.
Hitting the road again on Saturday, Pinedale fielded a smaller team at the Shane Brock Invitational in Lander. The girls placed fourth overall with 55 points and the boys came in seventh, tallying 38 points.
Meanwhile, freshman Madison Antonino traveled to compete against top athletes from across the region at the Brigham Young University High School Invitational on Saturday. Antonino broke her own school record in the girls’ 1600-meter run set at the Thunder Ridge Invitational in Idaho on March 31. She placed eighth at BYU, timed in at 5 minutes, 28.32 seconds.
“Jackson and Lander both went well for the team,” said head coach Kyle Sullivan. “We continue to see key improvements for athletes, which is critical at this point of the season.”
This weekend, the team heads to the 3A West Regional Meet in Kemmerer, May 13-14.
Crossing the boys’ 100-meter finish line in 11.65 seconds, senior James Kervitsky snapped up gold. He beat the runner-up from Star Valley by 0.03 of a second.
Sophomore Katyana Dexter remained undefeated in both the girls’ discus and shot put. Hitting a mark of 126 feet, 8 inches, she won the discus by 11 feet, 7 inches. In the shot put, Dexter took first place with a mark of 37 feet, 9 3/4 inches, more than 3 feet ahead of the second-place finisher from Star Valley.
Bowers won a close race for the top spot in the girls’ 400-meter that came down to less than 1.5 seconds. She timed in at 1:04.35.
Antonino secured gold in the girls’ 800-meter run, edging out the competition by more than 8 seconds at 2:33.39.
Clearing 7 feet, 6 inches, junior Rhonda Auradou tied for second place in the girls’ pole vault. She snagged bronze in the 100-meter hurdles, finishing in 17.92 seconds.
Majhanovich tied for third place in the girls’ 100-meter dash with a mark of 13.35 seconds. She also took third place in the long jump, measured in at 15 feet, 5 1/4 inches.
In the girls’ triple jump, senior Maggie Harber finished third with a mark of 30 feet, 11 1/2 inches. Freshman Sarah Helm came in third place in the girls’ 800-meter run, timing in at 2:45.13.
Helm, sophomore Lauren Jones, freshman Matazi Landers and freshman Mae McGuire placed first in the girls’ 4x400-meter relay at 4:41.29.
Boys’ relay action included a second-place finish for the 4x400-meter team. Junior Luke Gray, sophomore Owen McMillen, junior Sawyer Siefkes and freshman James Tolson finished in 4:06.83.
Freshman Joseph Bain, Kervitsky, freshman Ian Obod and senior Konner Ziegler took third place in the 4x100 relay at 46.66 seconds.
Placing second in the girls’ 100-meter hurdles, Auradou hit a mark of 18.21 seconds. She also placed third in the high jump at 4 feet, 3 inches.
Bowers earned bronze in both the girls’ 400-meter dash, at 1:04.37, and the long jump, at 15 feet, 10 1/2 inches.
Resendiz Hernandez scooped up third place in the girls’ 100-meter hurdles, timed in at 18.64 seconds. Harber pulled into third place in the girls’ triple jump, clearing 30 feet, 10 1/2 inches.
Finishing the boys’ 800 meter in 2:20.01, senior Jacob Bain bagged third place. Joseph Bain, Kervitsky, Obod and Ziegler took bronze in the boys’ 4x100-meter relay at 46.86 seconds.
Additional girls’ results – Jackson
Additional boys’ results – Jackson
Additional girls’ results – Lander
Additional boys’ results – Lander