Indoor Track Returns for the 2023 Season with One Key Change
The 2023 Wyoming High School Indoor Track season opens this weekend.
The one big change is a split into two classifications for the sport for the first time since it started in 2005 (sanctioned in 2006).
Class 4A features the ten largest schools by enrollment. Essentially, the same schools in football. Those are Campbell County, Cheyenne Central, Cheyenne East, Cheyenne South, Kelly Walsh, Laramie, Natrona County, Rock Springs, Sheridan, and Thunder Basin.
The rest of the schools will be in Class 3A. That means a total of 20 schools will be in that classification.
The Cheyenne Central girls and Sheridan boys are the defending team champs.
With two classes this year, four championship trophies will be given out.
Two individual event champions return in the girls’ division. Central standout distance runner Sydney Morrell is back to defend her crown in the 800 meters. She’s won the last two years at that distance. The other returning champion is Rawlins’ Eva Nitschke, who won the 55-meter hurdles.
The boys also return two champions in individual events from 2022. Sheridan senior Austin Akers has a shot to repeat in the 1600 meters. Kelly Walsh senior Kellen McCoul will try to defend his title in the triple jump.
The 2023 Wyoming High School Indoor Track State Championships will be in Gillette on March 3 and 4, 2023.