2023 Wyoming High School Cross Country State Championship Preview [VIDEO]
The 2023 Wyoming High School Cross Country State Championships will be contested in Cheyenne at the Country Club on Saturday.
Looking at times, rankings, and finishes throughout the 2023 season on Wyoming Milesplit, Athletic.net, and other cross-country platforms, WyoPreps is providing fans a look at which individuals and teams to watch out for at this year’s championships.
In the video above, we preview the course and some expectations with Cheyenne Central Cross Country Head Coach Sean Wilde.
Fans, do not forget, you cannot park at the venue, the Cheyenne Country Club. You must park at the CFD lot. The entrance is off 8th Street in Cheyenne and then take the free shuttle over.
Here is a glimpse at the favorites, contenders, and perhaps a dark horse for the individual and team titles. This is in order of the racing on Saturday, according to the start times.
3A Boys – 10:30 a.m.
Favorites = Trajn Swalstad, Worland; Kaden Chatfield, Riverton; Charlie Hulbert, Cody.
Other Contenders = Paul Baxter, Evanston; Diego Lobatos, Lander.
Dark Horse = Jacob Holiday, Worland; Bryan Baxter, Evanston.
Team Favorites = Worland
Other Team Contenders = Evanston, Buffalo.
2A Boys – 11:00 a.m.
Favorites = Howard McNiven, Burlington; Isaiah Cote, Tongue River.
Other Contenders = Marcus James, Moorcroft; Dolan Glasser, Wright.
Dark Horse = Colton SunRhodes, Wyoming Indian.
Team Favorite = Burlington
Other Team Contenders = Sundance, Wright, Wyoming Indian.
4A Boys – 11:30 a.m.
Favorites = Habtamu Wetzel, Star Valley; Bridger Brokaw, Cheyenne Central.
Other Contenders = Dominic Eberle, Laramie; Jase Burton, Star Valley;
Dark Horse = Landrum Wiley, Sheridan
Team Favorites = Star Valley, Cheyenne Central
Other Team Contenders = Laramie, Sheridan, Kelly Walsh.
3A Girls – Noon
Favorites = Ameya Eddy, Lander; Maya Hall, Buffalo, Zena Tapia, Worland.
Other Contenders = Hailie Schramm, Cody; Lillie Kirkham, Cody; Kinley Cooley, Powell.
Dark Horse = Kaycee Kosmicki, Torrington; Hadlee Carter, Buffalo.
Team Favorite = Cody
Other Team Contenders = Buffalo and Powell.
2A Girls – 12:30 p.m.
Favorites = Jessie Michaels, Burlington; Grace Perkins, Tongue River.
Other Contenders = Dai’Onna Posey, Wyoming Indian; Linnie McNiven, Burlington; Carolina Navarro, Wright.
Dark Horse = Ava Byrd, Big Horn.
Team Favorite = Wyoming Indian, Wright
Other Team Contenders = Tongue River
4A Girls – 1:00 p.m.
Favorites = Madison Antonino, Jackson; Ally Wheeler, NC; Emma Hofmeister, Central; Kayley Alicke, Sheridan.
Other Contenders = Rian Cordell-Reiner, Central; Claire Arens, Laramie.
Dark Horse = Lainey Berryhill, Laramie; Lexi Longhurst, KW; Ashley Gross, NC; Maggie Madsen, East.
Team Favorites = Cheyenne Central, Natrona County.
Other Team Contenders = Sheridan, East, Laramie, Kelly Walsh.
The cross-country state championships will be in Cheyenne through 2026.
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