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Schneider springs to school record

Saratoga Track and Field sees Panther athletes place in Rawlins and Rock Springs meets

 

April 10, 2019

Joshua Wood

Sam Schneider clears the bar and sets a new school record during the high jump in Rawlins on Friday.

Over the weekend, the spring weather cooperated enough to allow members of Saratoga Track and Field to compete in two meets. The first meet was on Friday in Rawlins where, for the first time in at least four years, the Rawlins Invitational was able to proceed as scheduled. While in Rawlins, senior Sam Schneider would not only prequalify for state, but break the school record for the high jump as well. The second meet, in Rock Springs, saw Schneider again prequalify for state in several events at the Ted Schroeder Meet of Hope Invitational.

While other student athletes did not prequalify for state, the weekend saw them place in multiple events.

Girls at Rawlins Invite

Starting with the field events, senior Tiffany Bauer placed 4th in shot put with a distance of 31'0" while fellow senior Shianne Baker followed with a throw of 28'5" to place 8th. Baker also threw a distance of 90'9" in discus to place 5th. Junior Savannah Wells finished with a distance of 14'8" in the long jump to place 4th, followed by junior Jenna Dew who completed with a distance of 13'11" to place 7th.

In track events, senior Melissa Pinedo placed 5th in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 55.35, followed by Wells with a time of 1:01.79 and placing 7th. Dew placed 6th in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 19.44, followed by Pinedo in 7th with a time of 19.61.

Boys at Rawlins Invite

In the field events, Schneider finished the high jump with a height of 6'8" that not only put him in 1st, but broke the school record of 6'6" set by Tom Hall in 2001 and by Jon Braun in 2003 and prequalified him for state. Schneider also placed 1st in the triple jump with a distance of 42'5" and prequalified for state in that event as well.

Other placings in the field events included Gavin Bartlett placing 5th in the pole vault with a height of 7'5", Noah Rimmer placing 7th in shot put after throwing a distance of 38'3" and Teegan Love finishing 7th in the high jump with a height of 5'6".

In the track events, Joey Gonzales placed 2nd in the 3200 meter run with a time of 13:01.96, Bartlett placed 4th in the 1600 meter run with a time of 5:23.59, Jeremiah Debar placed 3rd in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:18.45, Kelton Johnson placed 8th in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:33.06 and Rimmer placed 8th in the 100 meter dash with a time of 12.52.

Girls at Rock Springs

While attempting to get close to the same marks they had set for themselves the day before in Rawlins, the Saratoga girls were not as successful on Saturday when it came to placing. Unfortunately, falling short of those marks seemed the deciding factor on whether or not the girls would place.

Boys at Rock Springs

Beginning with field events, Schneider once again secured his place at state after prequalifying in both the high jump and triple jump for the second time. Schneider placed 1st in the high jump with a height of 6'4" and 1st in the triple jump with a distance of 42'3.5". He also placed 2nd in the long jump with a distance of 19'6" and prequalified for state in that event as well.

Bartlett placed 3rd in pole vault with a height of 9'0" while Rimmer placed 6th in the shot put with a throw of 40'5".

In the track events, the 3200 meter relay team of Gonzales, Johnson, Bartlett and Debar placed 6th with a time of 10:02.76.

While originally scheduled to attend the invite in Burns on April 12, the Saratoga coaches made the decision over the weekend to attend the Cheyenne Okie Blanchard Invitational on that same day.

 

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