Casper was the site of a big track & field meet on Friday at Kelly Walsh with temperatures in the 80's which is unusual for the spring we've had in 2021.

In the girl's sprint races, Taliah Morris of Cheyenne East took the 100-meter dash in 12.31. Sydalee Brown of Campbell County continued her fabulous season with a win in the 200, crossing the line in 25.42. Caydince Groth of Cheyenne South also has enjoyed a great season and she won the 400 in 58.08. Charlotte Marasco of Campbell County took the 100 hurdles in 15.18 while Cheyenne South's Darby Downham placed first in the 300 hurdles in 45.56

In the girl's distance races, Laramie's Libby Berryhil had a fantastic meet with wins in the 800 and the 1600 meter runs. Her time in the 800 was 2.26.02 with a clocking of 5.21 in the 1600 meters. Finley Klinger of Kelly Walsh who was the runner-up at the state tennis tournament took first in the 3200 meters with a time of 12.21.16.

In the relay's Campbell County won the 4z100, Cheyenne South the 4x400, Cheyenne Central the 4x400, and Cheyenne East the 1600 medley. In the field events, Madisyn Bailey of Cheyenne Central went 5-2 to win the high jump and just recently broke the school record in the event. Taliah Morris of East jumped 18-11.5 to win the long jump while Elayna Chafee of Kelly Walsh went 37-5.5 to win the triple jump. The pole vault winner was Abigail Milby of KW, going 10-6. Campbell County's Lauren Love has been great this year in throwing events and won both the shot and the discus in Casper. She threw 44-6 in the shot and 138-1 in the discus.

In the girl's team standings,  Cheyenne Central was 1st with 123 points, Kelly Walsh 2nd with 119, and Laramie 3rd with 105.5.

On the boy's side in the speed races, Natrona's Robert Douglas beat a strong field to win the 100-meter dash in 10.78. Kelly Walsh's Darius Wiggins prevailed in the 200 and he's been unbeatable in that event. His time on Friday was 21.55. Wiggins also won the 400 in 48.97. Robert Douglas also dominated the hurdle races by winning the 110 in 14.62 and the 300 in 39.10.

In the long course races, Levi Smith of Cheyenne East ran 2.06.35 to win the 800, Joel Kornkven of NC took 1st in the 1600 meters in 4.47.58 with Braik Hurm of Campbell County taking the 3200 in 10.27.18. Campell County won the 4x100, Laramie the 4x400, Central the 4x800 with Kelly Walsh winning the sprint medley with Daris Wiggins running the 3rd leg in that event.

In the field events, Cam Burkett of Kelly Walsh took the shot put with a toss of 55-4. Brady Dutcher from Natrona threw 146-10 to take the discus. Aiden Morris of Laramie was the pole vault winner, clearing 13-11. In the high jump, Paxton Yakel of Kelly Walsh cleared the bar at 5-10 for first place. Remar Pitter from Campbell County wins the long jump, going 24-4.5 with Trenton Walker winning the triple jump at 44-2.5.

In the boy's team standings, Natrona takes first with 138.5, Kelly Walsh 2nd with 127 points, and Cheyenne Central 3rd with 96.5

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