LANDER – Pinedale athletes participated in the final track meet of the regular season before Regionals at the Shane Brock Invitational in Lander on Saturday, May 8.
The girls’ varsity squad placed fifth out of 10 teams with 61.50 points while the boys snagged fifth out of 11 teams with 76 points.
“We had a windy, cold spring day in Lander and those conditions were difficult to have athletes perform at personal-record times and throws,” said head coach Eric Oram. “(Freshman) Katyana Dexter had a great discus mark. Our athletes did great overall and ran, jumped and threw like the coaches expected. We are looking forward to Regionals and hopefully getting a lot more athletes qualified for the state track meet.”
Dexter’s throw in discus, measured at 110 feet, 9 inches, put the freshman in first place. She finished with a toss over 6 feet farther than the runner-up from Riverton. In girls’ shot put, Dexter placed sixth at 31-06 1/2.
Senior Teagan Bowers picked up a first-place ribbon in boys’ long jump, clearing 21-06, 5 inches ahead of the competition. Bowers took second place in the triple jump, marked at 41-03 1/2.
In sprinting events, Bowers led the Pinedale pack with a fourth-place finish in the 200-meter dash at 23.69 seconds and took fifth in the 100-meter dash at 11.92 seconds.
Both the girls’ and boys’ 1600-meter sprint medley relay teams snapped up first place. Senior McKinley Boutler, senior Grace Davis, sophomore Mandy Majhanovich and senior Riley Dauwen clocked in at 4 minutes, 43.39 seconds, edging ahead of Kemmerer by four-tenths of a second.
Junior James Kervitsky, sophomore Noah Sletten, junior Jacob Bain and senior Gatlin Egle made the winning run for the boys’ team at 3:57.50, 20 seconds ahead of the runner-up.
Jumpers put in a good day’s work at Lander. McKinley Boulter took third place in the girls’ long jump, leaping 16-01 3/4. Clearing 4-04, Boulter placed sixth in the high jump at 4-04.
In girls’ triple jump, sophomore Mikayla Drake came in third place, marking her jump at 31-00. Junior Maggie Harber picked up fourth place in the event at 30-04 3/4.
With a jump of 7-06, sophomore Rhonda Auradou placed third in girls’ pole vault. Auradou and freshmen Lauren Kervitsky and Trista Covill tied for seventh place in the girls’ high jump at 4-02.
Senior Alex Bitters came in sixth place in the boys’ high jump, clearing 5-02.
Auradou scored additional team points with a sixth-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles, timing in at 18.33 seconds.
Senior Riley Dauwen took eighth in the girls’ 300-meter hurdles at 55.36 seconds.
Throwers put in a strong showing on Saturday. Senior Carson Gregory finished in third place in the discus, measuring 140-05. Fellow senior Dodge Westercamp took sixth place in boys’ shot put at 43-09.
Sprinters and distance runners put points in the scorebook for Pinedale. Covill took third place in the girls’ 200-meter dash at 28.05 seconds.
Dauwen snagged a fourth-place ribbon in the girls’ 400-meter dash at 1:04.03. Junior Mason Orm broke into the top eight with a sixth-place finish in the boys’ 800-meter run at 2:34.63.
Majhanovich placed eighth in the girls’ 400-meter dash, finishing in 1:06.31.
Additional relay results
McKinley Boulter, Covill, Harber and Auradou placed third in the girls’ 4x100-meter relay at 54.07 seconds. The girls’ 4x400-meter relay team – Majhanovich, Lauren Jones, Davis and Dauwen – took third place as well, timing in at 4:34.67.
In the boys’ 4x100-meter relay, Bain, Konner Ziegler, Kervitsky and Dillon Boespflug siezed fourth place at 47.09 seconds. Egle, Boespflug, Sletten and Bain placed fourth in the boys’ 4x400-meter relay at 3:48.07.