Encampment competes at State
Tiger track and field sees individual placings, All-State honors in Casper
May 26, 2021
Encampment's track and field athletes traveled to Casper this weekend to compete in the State Track and Field Championships for three days at Kelly Walsh High School. Though none of them returned home with "the gold", all those that attended placed in at least one event with several placing in multiple events.
Two even left Casper with All-State honors.
"I thought our team had a good state showing overall," said Head Coach Kegan Willford. "There was some really good competition in 1A this year and I thought our team competed well. It was nice to see our seniors end their high school track careers with placings in all of their events and even a couple of All-State honors."
Girls at State
In the track events, Amber Stubbs was able to end her senior year as the State Runner-up in the 3200 meter run. Stubbs placed 2nd and earned All-State honors as she finished with a time of 13 minutes, 13 seconds. Stubbs also competed in the 1600 meter run, where she came in 6th place with a time of 6 minutes, 5 seconds.
Allison Bromley also competed in the 3200 meter run, coming in 4th place with a finishing time of 13 minutes, 23 seconds. In the 300 meter hurdles, Bromley finished with a time of 57.08 seconds.
In the field events, Lizzi James returned to Casper to defend title as 1A Girls Discus Champion, which she earned in 2019 as a sophomore. While James would earn All-State honors in discus, she would come in as State Runner-up as she came in 2nd place with a distance of 105 feet, 2 inches.
James also competed in shot put, placing 3rd with a distance of 32 feet, 10 inches. Bromley, meanwhile, competed in the triple jump where she finished with a distance of 27 feet, 11.5 inches.
Boys at State
The boys also fared well in Casper.
In the track events, Dalton Peterson came in 7th place in the 100 meter dash as he finished with a time of 12.14 seconds. In the 200 meter dash, Brayden Barkhurst finished with a time of 25.47 seconds. Additionally, Barkhurst came in 5th place in the 400 meter dash with a time of 53.91 seconds.
The 400 meter relay team of Lane LaBorde, Quade Jordan, Koye Gilbert and Peterson came in 8th place as they finished with a time of 49.14.
In the field events, Peterson came in 4th place in discus with a distance of 127 feet, 5 inches. Jordan followed in 8th place with a throw of 125 feet, 4 inches.
Jordan led in shot put as he placed 3rd with a distance of 44 feet, 5.25 inches. Peterson followed in 5th place as he threw for a distance of 42 feet, 5.5 inches, Kaben Pickett came in 7th place with a throw of 41 feet, .5 inches and Gilbert came in 8th place with a distance of 40 feet, 5.75 inches.
The Encampment track and field team will see few changes next season. Though Willford loses Peterson and James to graduation, the remaining team members still have some seasons ahead of them.
"I'm excited to see what our returning athletes will do in the future," Willford said. "A lot of them made excellent progress this season and should be competitive in the future."