GREEN RIVER – Wyoming’s unpredictable spring weather cooperated enough for Green River High School to host its second meet on April 23. Athletes contended with the occasional snowflake and strong headwinds as 14 teams representing every classification gathered for one of the largest track meets in the region.
Pinedale made the best of the situation and took fifth place overall, racking up 118 points to beat out several significantly larger teams.
Senior Teagan Bowers made history at the event, shattering the school record in the boys’ long jump. Jake Brunette set the old record in 2010 at 22 feet, 5 inches. Bowers’ jump on Saturday measured in at 22-08, 2 feet ahead of the runner-up from Lander.
Building off that success, Bowers leaped into first place in the triple jump, clearing 42-08 1/4, his personal record for the season.
Bowers also made a strong showing in sprinting, picking up a fifth-place ribbon in the 200-meter dash at 23.92 seconds.
The girls’ 4x400-meter relay team dominated the competition in a crowded field and raced into first place. Sophomore Mandy Majhanovich, freshman Lauren Jones and seniors Grace Davis and Riley Dauwen clocked in at 4 minutes, 26.63 seconds, 6 seconds faster than the second-place team from Lyman.
The boys’ 4x400-meter team pulled into second place. Junior Jacob Bain, sophomore Dillon Boespflug, sophomore Noah Sletten and senior Gatlin Egle completed the event in 3:47.53.
Additional relay highlights included a third-place finish for the girls’ 4x100-meter team. Senior McKinley Boulter, sophomore Rhonda Auradou, Majhanovich and freshman Trista Covill clocked in at 54.33 seconds.
Pinedale athletes performed well in mid-distance events. In the boys’ 400-meter dash, Bain took second place at 54.80 seconds. Egle finished close behind in fourth place at 55.45 seconds.
Dauwen came in second place in the girls’ 400-meter, timing in at 1:05.87. Majhanovich placed fourth in the event at 1:07.35 and Jones finished sixth at 1:08.97.
Covill scored a third-place ribbon in the girls’ 200-meter dash with a time of 28.18 seconds. She took sixth in the 100-meter at 13.70 seconds.
In the girls’ long jump, McKinley Boulter placed third, measuring in at 15-08 1/2. Boulter also took seventh place in the 100-meter dash at 13.74 seconds.
Senior Carson Gregory stepped up in boys’ discus with a third-place finish and a toss of 142-05.
Freshman Katyana Dexter continued to score points for the team in girls’ throwing, placing sixth in the shot put at 31-07 1/2 and seventh in discus at 93-07.
Junior James Kervitsky broke into the top eight in the boys’ 100-meter dash, taking seventh place at 11.91 seconds.