Wheatland fifth, sixth at home meet

Christina Haroldson.

Staff report

WHEATLAND – The annual Wheatland Invite was moved up three days to avoid the potential wet weekend which was forecasted.
The Wheatland High School track and field teams finished fifth and sixth at the Wheatland Invite.
As a team the Lady Bulldogs finished fifth with 67.667 points and had 13 athletes medal. Douglas won the girls title with 146.5 points, while Laramie was second with 134. Torrington was third, scoring 104 points.
Elly Smith and Halle Smith led the way for the Wheatland girls with a second-place finish in high jump at 4 feet, 8 inches.
Christina Haroldson (pole vault), Natalie Iacovetto (shot put), Danielle Brow (1,600-meter run), the 4x400-meter relay team and Khayla Otero (long jump) finished the day with third-place finishes in their respective events.
Brow also came home fifth in the 800-mter run, while Rory Anderson placed fifth in the discus throw. Kayla Beaman finished fifth in the 200-meter dash, while Haylee Kenison leaped her way to a fifth-place finish in the long jump.
Meanwhile, Katie Currier finished seventh in the 400-meter dash, while Beaman placed eighth in the 100-meter dash.
In the boys’ division, the Bulldogs finished sixth with 47 points. Torrington won the meet with 118, edging Rawlins, who scored 116.5. Laramie was third with 116.
Dylan Pearson led the way with Wheatland’s only gold medal of the day, winning high jump at height of 6 feet, 4 inches.
Jake Hicks placed second in pole vault at 11-4, while Adam Suko was third in the long jump.
Suko also placed fourth in both the 100 and 200-meter dashes.
Carlos Garcia also placed fourth in shot put but just missed medaling in discus with a ninth-place finish.
In the 3,200-meter run, Matthew Streets crossed the finish line sixth.
The Bulldogs will continue their season Friday, April 5 at the Trojan Track Invite hosted by Kelly Walsh High School in Casper.


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