Encampment places well in Saratoga
Burt Willford Invite sees several athletes place high in several events
April 21, 2021
The student athletes of Encampment track and field didn't travel far this weekend to compete as they attended the Burt Willford Memorial Invite in Saratoga on Saturday.
While Encampment had been scheduled to compete in Laramie on Friday, the winter-like weather that has plagued Wyoming recently led to Head Coach Kegan Willford forgoing the event. Likely a wise decision as his track and field athletes competed well in Saratoga, despite the cooler temperatures.
"Overall, I thought our team performed well with the temperature being colder for this meet," said Willford. "I think a lot of our athletes gained confidence during the meet, which will help them continue to improve as the season progresses."
Girls at Burt Willford
Beginning with the track events, Allison Bromley placed 2nd in the 100 meter dash with a time of 14.61 seconds and was followed by Kayla Smith in 7th place with a time of 16 seconds.
Bromley also placed 5th in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 21.96 seconds and was followed by Ellie Dugger in 7th place with a time of 23.58 seconds.
In the 300 meter hurdles, Bromley placed 4th with a time of 58.42 seconds and was followed by Dugger in 6th place with a time of 1:12.
Amber Stubbs placed 3rd in the 400 meter dash, finishing with a time of 1:13, and placed 1st in the 1600 meter run with a time of 6:31.
In the field events, Lizzi James took 1st place in both shot put and discus. In shot put, James threw a distance of 31 feet, 9 inches and, in discus, she threw a distance of 107 feet, 2.75 inches. Dugger, meanwhile, placed 5th in the long jump with a distance of 10 feet, 9 inches.
Boys at Burt Willford
In the track events, Dalton Peterson took 3rd place in the 100 meter dash as he finished with a time of 12.17 seconds. Quade Jordan followed in 5th place with a time of 13.15 seconds, Lane LaBorde came in 6th place with a time of 13.21 seconds and Kaben Pickett came in 7th place with a time of 13.25 seconds.
Bryce Reid came in 4th place in the 200 meter dash as he finished with a time of 28.58 seconds and LaBorde came in 1st place in the 400 meter dash with a tme of 1:01. Reid also competed in the 110 meter hurdles, where he placed 3rd with a time of 20.40 seconds.
Jordan took 1st place in the shot put with a distance of 41 feet, 10 inches and 1st place in discus with a distance of 119 feet, 4 inches. Peterson came in 2nd in shot put with a distance of 40 feet, 3.5 inches and 3rd in discus with a distance of 114 feet, 5.5 inches.
Koye Gilbert took 2nd place in discus with a distance of 116 feet, 11.25 inches and 4th places in shot put with a distance of 34 feet, 8 inches. Pickett took 3rd place in shot put with a distance of 39 feet, 6.75 inches and 5th in discus with a distance of 106 feet, 3 inches. Kyle Nuhn took 8th in shot put with a distance of 30 feet, 8 inches.
Peterson took 3rd place in the triple jump with a distance of 36 feet, 1.5 inches and was followed by LaBorde in 5th place with a distance of 30 feet, 1.5 inches. Pickett, meanwhile, took 2nd place in the high jump with a height of 5 feet, 4 inches.
"I'd like to thank Saratoga for continuing to host a great meet," said Willford.
The numerous placings for Encampment may serve as a confidence boost as they prepare for two meets this week.
On April 23, Encampment will compete at the Pine Bluffs Invite in Pine Bluffs. Then, on April 24, they will compete at the Rawlins Invite in Rawlins.