Buffalo’s Carly Norman Looking For the Next Big Stride in Track
Carly Norman of Buffalo has enjoyed a solid track career in the high school ranks and yet is still searching for a coveted state title. She had finished 2nd in the various hurdle events at state championship events, either indoor or outdoor. There's certainly no shortage of motivation in her senior season.
At last week's Basin Nation indoor meet in Gillette, Norman took 2nd in the 55-meter hurdles in 8.78 and 9th in the long jump at 15-10. In the first Gillette indoor meet of the season, she won the 55 hurdles in 8.7 and placed 2nd in the long jump going 16-3.75.
At the State Indoor Meet in her junior season. Norman took the silver medal in the 55 hurdles at 8.72, 5th in the long jump at 16-00.25 and her 4x200 relay team placed 6th.
Norman has been right in the mix in the last 3 State Outdoor Meets at the 3A level with a 2nd place finish in the 100 hurdles in 2023 in 14.95, 4th in the 300 hurdles with a clocking of 46.74, and 8th in the long jump with a leap of 16-1.75. Her 1600 medley relay team placed 4th. As a sophomore, it was another 2nd place finish in the 100 hurdles at 15.50, 4th in the 300 hurdles going 47.75 and her 4x100 relay team took 2nd at State in 3A. Norman opened up some eyes as a freshman in 2021 placing 2nd in the 100 hurdles at State in 16.48, 5th in the 300 hurdles in 49;.02, and her 4x100 relay took 3rd.
Norman will continue her track career at the University of Wyoming in the fall. We had an opportunity to chat with her at the Gillette indoor meet and needless to say, she has high hopes for the indoor and outdoor season.
Gillette Indoor Track Meet
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