2023 Wyoming High School Indoor Track State Championship Preview
The Campbell County Recreation Center Fieldhouse in Gillette will host the 2023 Wyoming High School Indoor Track State Championships this weekend.
Thirty-one teams are competing in two classifications at this year’s state championships. The top eight in each event will receive medals. The top four boys’ and girls’ teams in each class will receive trophies.
Three state records were set at last year’s championships. Those were by Campbell County in the girls’ 4x400 meter relay, Sheridan’s Carter McComb in the boys’ 55-meter dash, and Sheridan in the boys’ 1600 sprint medley relay.
Nine finalists will advance in the Triple Jump, Long Jump, and Shot Put. Eight finalists advance in the 55-meter dash, 55-meter hurdles, and 200 meters. For the 200 meters, the fastest eight times will advance to the finals. Two heats of four will be run with the fastest times in the final heat.
4A Participating Teams = Campbell County, Cheyenne Central, Cheyenne East, Cheyenne South, Kelly Walsh, Laramie, Natrona County, Rock Springs, Sheridan, Thunder Basin.
3A Participating Teams = Big Horn, Buffalo, Burns/Pine Bluffs, Cody, Douglas, Elite Solutions Academy (Casper), Evanston, Glenrock, Green River, Lander, Lovell, Mountain View, Pinedale, Powell, Rawlins, Riverton, Star Valley, Tongue River, Torrington, Western Heritage Lutheran Academy, Worland.
Defending Girls Champion = Cheyenne Central (looking to repeat & win the 8th title in school history)
Defending Boys Champion = Sheridan (four-time defending champs are seeking the 6th title in school history)
Girls Returning Individual Event Champions = Sydney Morrell, Cheyenne Central – two-time defending champ in the 800 meters; Eva Nitschke, Rawlins – 55-meter hurdles; Brinkley Lewis, Cheyenne Central – pole vault.
Girls Relay Champions from 2022 = Campbell County – 4x200; Cody – 4x400; Cheyenne East – 4x800; Cheyenne Central – Sprint Medley.
Boys Returning Individual Event Champions = Austin Akers, Sheridan – 1600 meters; Kellen McCoul, Kelly Walsh – triple jump.
Boys Relay Champions from 2022 = Sheridan – 4x200; Sheridan – 4x400; Cheyenne Central – 4x800; Sheridan – Sprint Medley.
Friday, March 3:
Field Events start at 10:30 a.m. (and go in this order – finals immediately follow prelims) = Girls’ long jump (3A, 4A), Boys’ triple jump (4A, 3A), Boys’ pole vault (3A, 4A), Girls’ high jump (4A, 3A), Girls’ Shot Put (3A, 4A).
Track Event at 11:00 a.m. = Sprint Medley Relay; Track Events continue at 11:30 a.m. (and go in this order) = 3200-meter finals, 400-meter finals, 55-meter hurdle prelims, 55-meter dash prelims, 4x800 meter relay finals, 200-meter prelims.
You will be able to find in-progress results after Friday’s portion of the track meet here.
Cody has the lead in both the women's and men's divisions in Class 3A. The Sheridan women and Natrona County men lead the two divisions in Class 4A.
Star Valley's Valerie Jirak has won two Class 3A titles in the 400 meters and long jump. The full results from Day 1 are below.
Saturday, March 4:
Field Events start at 8:30 a.m. (and go in this order – finals immediately follow prelims) = Boys’ long jump (4A, 3A), Girls’ Triple jump (3A, 4A), Boys’ high jump (3A, 4A), Girls’ pole vault (4A, 3A), Boys’ Shot Put (3A, 4A).
Track Events start at 9 a.m. (and go in this order & on a schedule) = 4x200 meter relay finals, 800-meter finals at 9:35 a.m., 55-meter hurdle finals at 10:20 a.m., 55-meter dash finals at 10:45 a.m., 200-meter finals at 11:10 a.m., 1600-meter finals at 11:45 a.m., 4x400 meter relay finals at 12:45 p.m.
A recap of the indoor state track meet will be posted in a separate story.
The 2023 Wyoming High School Outdoor Track and Field season will begin with its first practice on Monday, March 6. The first competition day is on Thursday, March 16.