Wyoming Indoor track and field teams took part in one of the biggest and most prestigious events in the country this weekend.

 

Indoor track athletes raced at the Simpot games in Idaho over the weekend. For the boys, Wyoming brought home a trio of titles from the prestigious event. Rock Springs’ Gatorade cross country runner of the year Ricky Faure won the 1600 meters at the tape. Michael Rotellini of Sheridan was sixth in that race. Burlington’s Ben Mancuso won the high jump at 6'9 while Cody’s Leighton Blanchard went 14'9 in the pole vault to win. Other placers saw Lyman’s Bobby Wingeleth place 4th in the long jump competing for Evanston. Douglas runner Ty Etchemendy was 5th in the triple jump and was just outside the scoring in the hurdles. Garrett Lynch of Star Valley was third in the shot put. Gillette’s Tichaun Aipperspach was 8th in the 200 meters.

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Kelly Walsh runner Jerayah Davis placed 5th in the 200 and 8th in the 55 meters.  Cassidy Meade of Laramie was 5th in the 800.  Gillette’s Stefanie Wagner was 7th in the pole vault.