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Encampment runs down records


School records fell and athletes earned their ways to State after the Encampment Tigers Track Team spent the weekend in Cheyenne and Guernsey for two meets that marked the halfway point of the team’s season.

At the Okie Blanchard Invite in Cheyenne Friday, two varsity girls prequalified for State. In Cheyenne, two boys also earned berths at State, and one broke a school record. In Guernsey Saturday, one member of the girls’ team prequalified, and a team of four others set a school record. Not to be outdone, a team of four boys also set a school record.

In Cheyenne Friday, Hailey Barkhurst qualified for State with her 31” 1/2’ shot put, as did Cheyanne Jordan with her throw of 31’4 ¾”. Freshman Reid Schroeder finished the 3,200-meter run in 10:35.48, good for first place at the meet, and to break the school record.

The performance also earned Schroeder a place at State.

Schroeder, Jarom Herring, Cody Cor and Sean Stewart participated in the 4x800 relay, finishing in 9:05, a fourth place finish good for State. Wyatt Cox’s 42’9.75” shot put got him a place at State.

Saturday in Guernsey, Barkhurst, Jordan, Lauren Buford and McKenzie Powell competed in the 1,600-meter sprint relay where they finished in first place and broke a school record. Senior Powell went on to earn first place in the 400-meter run and second in the triple jump.

Jordan earned another trip to State with her discus throw of 95’9.75.”

Schroeder also had another good day Saturday in Guernsey, taking first place in the 1600-meter run. Schroeder, Cor and Steward reprised their roles on a relay team, joining J.D. Shaw for the 1,600-meter sprint medley.

The team took sixth at the meet, but felled the school record for the event.

Herring contributed a second place 1,600 meter run time, and Cox threw a third place shot put with a distance of 42’4.5.”

The Tigers will have much of the upcoming week off to enjoy spring break, but will be back in action Saturday in Riverton.


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