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Riley Smith won the mile in Gillette.

In his second year of Wyoming varsity track after transferring from a school in Alaska, Isaac Taylor is finding his form with Cody. 

And in his first trip to Laramie for indoor track Friday, he performed better than he ever has. Taylor won the high jump, clearing 6-feet-3-inches at the Last Chance Meet for a new personal record. He also PRed in the 55-meter hurdles to finish third in 8.49.

“This was my first trip to Laramie for a track meet so that was a pretty cool experience,” he said. “It was my best performance in indoor in awhile.”

The Cody indoor track team split up Friday to head to a pair of meets, in Laramie and Gillette, to gear up for this weekend’s state tournament in Gillette. In both locations the Broncs and Fillies performed well and recorded top finishes.

“Laramie was great,” coach Bret Engdahl said. “(We took a) small crew.”

The small group did big things. Daniel Geoghegan finished second in pole vault, clearing 11-feet-2-inches and Grace Shaffer won girls pole vault by clearing 11-09.25.

“I’m pretty happy with my performance because I made the second highest jump I’ve ever made in my life,” she said. “It was the highest I’ve been in two years.”

It was also a chance to revisit an old memory, as she competed at the Laramie fieldhouse in eighth grade.

“Going to Laramie was really fun,” she said. “I was really happy with how the day went.”

The group that went to Gillette also had plenty of reasons to celebrate. 

The Fillies racked up wins in five individual races, two relays and long jump. Engdahl was particularly pleased with Elaine Seibert in the 55 meter as she hit a new PR to win the race in 7.44.

Additionally, Riley Smith finished first in the mile (5:20.20), Nevaeh Asay won the 55-meter hurdles (9.68), Jazlyn Waltari won the 200 (29.84), Ava Stafford won the 800 (2:38.76) and Holly Spiering won the long jump (14-02). Cody also got wins in the sprint medley relay (4:25.12) and 4x400 relay (4:33.86).

Wyatt Becker led the Broncs in Gillette with wins in the 1,600 (5:02.21) and 800 (2:15.92). Jackson Gail also won the 400 in 56.90 and the sprint medley relay won in 4:11.02.

Last Chance Invitational

Laramie

Girls

55 meter: 19. Soffy Anderson, 8.03; 23. Autumn Wilson, 8.12.

55-meter hurdles: 3. Grace Shaffer, 9.06; 20. Sarah Andre, 11.00.

High jump: 4. Andre, 4-10; 13. Anderson, 4-04.

Pole vault: 1. Shaffer, 11-09.25; 7. Nyah Meier, 9-03; 7. Kinsie Reed, 9-03.

Long jump: 16. Wilson, 14-07.5.

Shot put: 17. Ella Boltz, 29-11.

 

Boys 

55 meter: 17. Daniel Geoghegan, 7.03; 34. Todd Bowles, 7.27; 40. Graidin Arnold, 7.33.

400 meter: 18. Arnold, 58.47.

55-meter hurdles, 3. Isaac Taylor, 8.49; 13. Arnold, 9.92.

High jump: 1. Taylor, 6-03.

Pole vault: 2. Geoghegan, 11-02.

Shot put: 8. Bowles, 42-01.

Gillette meet

Girls

1600 meter: 1. Riley Smith, 5:20.20; 2. Ava Stafford, 5:54.91.

4x200 relay: 2. Cody, 2:08.14.

55-meter hurdles: 1. Nevaeh Asay, 9.68.

55 meter: 1. Elaine Seibert, 7.44; 2. Jazlyn Waltari, 7.77; 7. Issue Foote, 8.14; 17. Emma Cook, 8.81.

200 meter: 1. Jazlyn Waltari, 29.84; 5. Baylee Stafford, 30.64; 7. Issie Foote, 31.02; 11. Nevaeh Asay, 31.78; 19. Emma Cook, 35.89.

Sprint medley relay: 1. Cody, 4:25.12.

800 meter: 1. Ava Stafford, 2:38.76; 2. Taylen Stinson, 2:39.5; 3. Baylee Stafford, 2:41.02; 4. Raelyn Mong, 2:41.60; 5. Ellie Osborne, 2:46.04.

4x400 relay: 1. Cody A, 4:33.86.

Long jump: 1. Holly Spiering, 14-02.

 

Boys

1,600 meters: 1. Wyatt Becker, 5:02.21; 6. Joshua Deal, 6:04.00.

55 meters: 4. Tyler Grenz, 6.96; 8. Hayden Bronnenberg, 7.36.

200 meters: 6. Grenz, 25.74; 7. Jackson Gail, 25.84; 14. Bridger Hult, 28.28; 15. Bronnenberg, 28.48.

Sprint medley relay: 1. Cody, 4:11.02.

400 meter: 1. Gail, 56.90; 5. Bronnenberg, 63.72; 6. Hult, 65.35.

800 meter: 1. Becker, 2:15.92; 2. Braydon Bond, 2:17.38; 4. Joshua Deal, 2:27.22.

4x400 relay: 2. Cody A, 4:10.91.

High jump: 5. Hult, 5-02.

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