Tracksters round out busy week at Thermopolis


Robert Galbreath photos Senior Ethan Jensen flies over the hurdles in the 300-meter event at the Mountain Man Track Meet in Pinedale on April 28. Jensen won the event at the Bobcat Invitational in Thermopolis on May 5. Junior Katyana Dexter prepares to toss the shot put at the Puncher Invitational on May 2. Dexter won the shot put at the Bobcat Invitational in Thermopolis and broke her own PHS school record in the event.

Katyana Dexter sets new shot put record

THERMOPOLIS – The Pinedale High School outdoor track and field team rounded out a busy week featuring four meets over the course of eight days at the Bobcat Track and Field Invitational hosted by Thermopolis on Friday, May 5.

The event is the final meet of the regular season. Pinedale competes at the 3A West Regional Track and Field Championships in Worland on Friday and Saturday, May 12-13.

The Lady Wranglers snagged second place out of 22 girls’ teams at Thermopolis, tallying 75 points. The Wrangler boys, fielding a smaller squad, took ninth place in a field of 20 teams with 26.75 points.

“The team did a great job in Thermopolis,” said Head Coach Kyle Sullivan. “Traveling up there allowed us to see some of the teams from our conference that we will be competing against for spots at State.”

Junior Katyana Dexter continued to dominate throwing events. Delivering a toss of 41 feet, 10 ½ inches in the shot put, Dexter secured first place and broke her own Pinedale High School record in the event. Dexter set the previous record of 41-04 at the Ted Schroeder Meet of Hope in Rock Springs on April 15. She beat Jeanayha Gruell of Lovell by more than 5 feet, 5 inches.

In the discus, Dexter bagged gold with a throw measured in at 129-06. The runner-up, Riverton’s Jaylah Griffith, hit a mark of 112-10 ½.

Senior Ethan Jensen won the boys’ 300-meter hurdles, posting a time of 43.92 seconds. Jensen crossed the finish line 1.5 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher from Rawlins.

Clearing 4 feet, 9 inches in the girls’ high jump, freshman Megan Boulter snapped up second place in the event.

Timing the girls’ 400-meter dash in at 1:05.36, senior Mandy Majhanovich garnered third place in the event. Majhanovich went on to earn sixth place in the long jump at 14-04 ½.

Sophomore Isabelle Rigo snagged bronze in the girls’ pole vault, reaching a height of 8 feet.

In sprinting events, senior Stephanie Resendiz prequalified for state in the girls’ 200-meter dash, placing fourth in the event with a time of 27.37 seconds. Resendiz also earned fifth place in the 100-meter dash, hitting the finish line in 13.25 seconds.

Junior Doug Dexter took fifth place in the boys’ discus with a toss measured in at 108-01.

Senior Luke Gray picked up sixth place in the boys’ high jump with a leap measuring 5-04. He went on to place eighth in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 48.97 seconds.

Freshman Alicia Dexter obtained seventh place in the girls’ long jump, clearing 13-08 ¼.

In the boys’ pole vault, senior Noah Sletten came in eighth place with a leap of 10 feet.

Relay highlights

Resendiz, Rigo, freshmen Claire Thonhoff and Olivia Tolson scooped up third place in the girls’ 4x400-meter relay, crossing the finish line in 4:44.59. Senior Keatin Bollock, Boulter, freshman Candice Goodrich and freshman McKinzie Mortensen placed fifth in the event at 4:51.06.

Posting a time of 55.85 seconds in the girls’ 4x100-meter relay, Alicia Dexter, Goodrich, Thonhoff and freshman Ellie Tolson secured fourth place in the event. Sophomore Reese Bollock, Boulter and juniors Trista Covill and Seren Noble came in seventh place in the event with a time of 58.51 seconds.

The girls’ 4x800-meter relay team – sophomore Matazi Landers, sophomore Mae McGuire, Mortensen and Olivia Tolson – bagged fifth place at 11:49.01.

Boys’ top-eight finishes included fourth place for junior Bodie Jensen, Ethan Jensen, sophomore Ian Obod and Sletten in the 4x100-meter relay. The team hit the finish line in 47.51 seconds.

Sophomore Joey Bain, Gray, Bodie Jensen and Ethan Jensen took fourth place in the boys’ 4x400-meter relay, clocking in at 3:48.12.

Additional boys’ results

  • 100-meters: Obod in 20th place at 12.21 seconds, Dillon Boespflug in 26th place at 12.54 seconds and Bain in 35th at 12.76 seconds.
  • 200-meters: Sletten in 12th place at 24.52 seconds, Ryley Lea in 19th at 24.96 seconds, Obod in 27th at 25.49 seconds and Dalton Fryman in 44th at 26.68 seconds.
  • 400-meters: Bodie Jensen in 14th place at 57.83 seconds, Sawyer Siefkes in 17th at 58.95 seconds, Bain in 23rd at 1:01.26 and Brayson Boyer in 29th at 1:01.88.
  • 1600-meters: Liam O’Connor in 18th place at 5:27.72 and Michael Casebolt in 29th at 5:56.59.
  • 3200-meters: Casebolt in 19th place at 12:58.54.
  • 4x100-meter relay: Boyer, Andy DeClue, Sergio Duarte Villa and Fryman in 11th place at 50.95 seconds.
  • 4x400-meter relay: Boespflug, Boyer, Cade Covill and Siefkes in ninth place at 4:01.10.
  • Pole Vault: Bodie Jensen in ninth place at 9-06.
  • Long jump: Duarte Villa in 14th place at 17-05 ¼, Lea in 20th at 16-11 ¾ and Siefkes in 23rd at 16-06 ¼.
  • Triple jump: Siefkes in 12th place at 36-08 ½ and Lea in 19th at 35-03.
  • Shot put: Doug Dexter in 14th place at 35-03 ¾, Covill in 27th at 32-04, Bain in 31st at 30-10 ¾ and DeClue in 45th at 28-05.
  • Discus: DeClue in 29th place at 82-05.

Additional girls’ results

  • 100-meters: Majhanovich in 16th place at 13.92 seconds, Alicia Dexter in 21st at 14.15 seconds and Noble in 28th at 14.62 seconds.
  • 200-meters: Majhanovich in 13th place at 28.95 seconds, Rigo in 24th at 30.08 seconds and Trista Covill in 25th at 30.09 seconds.
  • 400-meters: Thonhoff in 10th place at 1:09.78 and Keatin Bollock in 18th at 1:15.05.
  • 800-meters: Shelby Pearson in 16th place at 2:53.56.
  • 100-meter hurdles: Noble in 14th place at 18.73 seconds, Boulter in 19th at 19.32 seconds and Goodrich in 21st at 19.63 seconds.
  • 300-meter hurdles: McGuire in ninth place at 54.39 seconds.
  • Long jump: Covill in 19th place at 12-05 ¼ and Ellie Tolson in 22nd at 12-01 ½.
  • Shot put: Karsyn Henn in 19th place at 27-05 ½, Morgan Grossman in 30th at 25-07 ½ and Haven Whitley in 39th at 23-07.
  • Discus: Henn in 20th place at 82-04 ½, Grossman in 29th at 77-01 and Whitley in 30th at 76-07 ¼.