Hurdles

Junior Graidin Arnold competes in 110 meter hurdles.

The Cody track and field team is making its final push toward the state meet, and had the luxury of finishing out the regular season at home last Thursday.

Fillies Ada Nelson and Mekenzie Clark crushed the competition in the 400 and 800 meter runs, respectively, at the Cody Trackstravaganza.

Hailey Holeman continued her strong spring in the pole vault with a first-place finish, clearing 9 feet, 8 inches.

Both the 100 and 400 relay teams put on thrilling performances, and sophomore Callie Shelton capitalized on a fast start in the 100 meter hurdles to take the top spot in 17.01.

“I am really strong off the blocks and I’m always the first one to the first hurdle,” Shelton said. “I knew I won my heat, but didn’t think I won overall.”

She will look to take a half second off at regionals to qualify for state.

“I’m four-stepping right now, but hopefully I can start three-stepping and working on it after this meet,” Shelton said. “It’s pretty difficult, but hopefully I can get there before regionals.”

For Nelson, the 400 seems to be an event the sophomore is built for, putting together two determined performances in the open 400 (1:00.34) and anchoring a state-qualifying 400 relay team.

“Ada’s 400 was pretty impressive,” coach Bret Engdahl said. “She is just tougher than nails. Anchoring that 400, we had her at under 60 seconds in that.”

Senior Holly Spiering has slowly worked her way back from injury during indoor track season only to have to fight through the pain of shin splints during the outdoor season.

Neither injury seemed to bother her as she dug in and rocketed to the front of the pack anchoring the 100 relay.

“That 4x100 was a lot of fun,” Spiering said. “The girl from Sheridan was ahead of me. I don’t like to lose.”

She will look to qualify in the long jump this weekend at regionals after a third-place finish.

“Last year I was able to qualify at regionals and then PR at state in the long jump,” Spiering said. “I’ll also do the sprint medley, the 4x400 and still have to choose between the open 200 and 4x100 at regionals. I haven’t decided yet.”

Filly thrower Emma Boltz had a strong showing with second-place finishes in the shot and discus.

“Emma had a huge PR in the shot with a 36-01,” Engdahl said. “That puts her right in the fight and top two or three on our side of the state.”

Junior Luke Talich continued to impress with his speed and quickness, and once again showed why he is one of the most explosive sprinters in the state. He will run sprints, relays and long jump at regionals.

He flew to first in the 100 and 200 dash, and nearly tracked down a Sheridan sprinter with what appeared to be an insurmountable lead as anchor in a thrilling 4x100 relay.

“I was coming up on him,” Talich said. “He was just a little too far ahead. I feel like I fly in the 4x100, especially when there is somebody ahead of me. It gives you a big advantage to chase someone rather than running from people.”

With Nathan Wilson battling some soreness, A.J. Baustert filled in and could run now the 4x100 along with Dillon Brost, Blake Beardall and Talich if necessary as they qualified for state.

Brost also had an adventure in pole vault, going toe-to-toe with one of the best pole vaulters in the state after snapping a pole.

“Dillon blew a pole in warm-ups,” Engdahl said. “I imagine that is scary, but he still went through and jumped 14 feet which is great. That kid from Sheridan he was going up against has been good for a long time and his dad is a coach.”

Brost went on to PR in the 100 (11.53) and show up big in the 4x100.

The Bronc distance runners also had some of their best performances of the season.

Ben Stewart pulled out the win in the 3,200 with a PR as he broke away strong at the finish line.

“I was just trying to make sure I had a better kick than him on that last lap,” Stewart said. “We were kind of neck and neck, but I felt like I had a little more energy.”

He will look to help the 4x800 relay team qualify for state this weekend.

“It will be fun to see Ben and Charlie Hulbert running in the 4x800,” Engdahl said. “It’s hard for sophomore boys to make it to state, but hopefully that group can punch their ticket to state.”

When Bronc thrower Keegan Hensley needed a big heave in the discus, he pulled out his best toss of the season.

“Keegan had about a 20-foot PR in discus,” Engdahl said. “He stepped up when he had to. He works hard and is a coach’s dream, so that was really good to see.”

Cody will head to the 4A West Regional meet at Natrona County on Friday for its last chances to qualify for state, May 19-20, in Casper.

Cody

Trackstravaganza

Girls

100 meter dash - 3. Allie Broussard, 13.21; 7. Jazlyn Waltari, 14.01; 12. Hayley Pearson-Horner, 14.32; 13. Callie Shelton, 14.36; 15. Emileigh Dalton, 14.54; T19. Kelsey Pomajzl, 14.67; T19. Samantha Struemke, 14.67; 27. Avonte Benedict, 15.28; 30. Michelle Montalvo-Herndandez, 15.39; 33. Emilia Medina, 16.66; 34. Greta Morgenwreck, 16.71; 36. Gabby Sanchez, 17.71.

200 meter dash - 2. Holly Spiering, 27.29; 4. Ada Nelson, 27.77; 9. Waltari, 28.82; 22. Montalvo-Hernandez, 31.98; 26. Benedict, 32.66; 27. Medina, 33.45; 29. Clara Robinson, 33.84; 31. Sanchez, 37.24.

400 meter dash - 1. Ada Nelson, 1:00.34; 11. Ava Stafford, 1:05.60.

800 meter run - 1. Mekenzie Clark, 2:27.16; 7. Stafford, 2:43.19.

1600 meter run - 2. Taylen Stinson, 5:25.84; 11. Zelma Rudd, 6:12.46.

3200 meter run - 2. Rudd, 14:04.80.

100 meter hurdles - 1. Callie Shelton, 17.01; 11. Benedict, 21.45; 12. Medina, 21.87; 13. Robinson, 23.17.

300 meter hurdles - 6. Isabel Taylor, 54.10.

4x100 meter relay - 1. Cody A (Shelton, Spiering, Waltari, Broussard), 52.26.

4x400 meter relay - 1. Cody A (Clark, Spiering, Ada Nelson, Stinson), 4:09.50.

High jump - T10. Rainey Powell, 4-06; T14. Broussard, 4-04.

Pole vault - 1. Hailey Holeman, 9-08; Dalton, 9-02; 8. Pamajzl, 7-08; 9. Struemke, 6-08.

Long jump - 3. Spiering, 16-01.50; 5. Broussard, 15-03; 11. Powell, 13-04.

Triple jump - 8. Pearson-Horner, 31-08; Taylor, 29-08.

Shot put - 2. Ella Boltz, 36-01; 10. Rachel Williams, 27-07; 12. Gabby Sanchez, 26-07; 17. Emily Hecker, 22-03.

Discus - 2. Boltz, 100-00; 7. Williams, 80-05; 8. Hecker, 80-00.

Boys 

100 meter dash - 1. Luke Talich, 11.06; 3. A.J. Baustert, 11.52; 4. Dillon Brost, 11.53; 6. Jackson Schroeder, 11.92; 10. Ben Hogan, 12.11; 11. Trey Smith, 12.13; 13. Logan Class, 12.16; 15. Isaac Ellsbury, 12.27; 18. Jacob Ball, 12.49; 20. Trey Schroeder, 12.61; 21. Warren Sorensen, 12.68; 24. Chase Hatch, 12.82; 27. Carter Ray, 12.91; 28. Kaden Clark, 13.05; 29. Jerom Beardall, 13.16; 33. Jace Grant, 13.24; T34. Myles Hensley, 13.42; T37. Logan Bogardus, 13.45; 39. Micah Grant, 13.47; 45. Aaron Trotter, 14.03; 46. Damien McColl, 14.23.

200 meter dash - 1. Talich, 22.75; 2. Baustert, 23.47; 3. Brost, 23.58; 9. Smith, 24.80; 13. Ball, 25.11; 16. Sorensen, 25.63; 17. Trey Schroeder, 25.99; 19. Ray, 25.89; 20. Jackson Schroeder, 25.99; 27. Clark, 26.74; 29. Beardall, 26.89; 34. Grant, 27.46; 35. Hensley, 27.57; 41. McColl, 28.26.

400 meter dash - 7. Class, 57.49; 21. Bogardus, 1:06.80.

800 meter run - 5. David Juergens, 2:11.22; 6. Kash Merritt, 2:11.41; 7. Charlie Hulbert, 2:11.49; 12. Ian Graham, 2:14.33; 17. Kyle Graham, 2:20.99.

1600 meter run - 4. Hulbert, 4:49.30; 7. Juergens, 4:51.69; 9. Ben Stewart, 4:52.54; 12. Graham, 5:00.80; 15. Riley Nielson, 5:13.13; 19. Kyle Graham, 5:20.48; 25. Randall Nielson, 5:27.82.

3200 meter run - 1. Ben Stewart, 10:52.16; 6. Randall Nielson, 12:01.17.

110 hurdles - 5. Graidin Arnold, 16.55; 15. Myles Hensley, 19.43; 17. Trotter, 20.80.

300 meter hurdles - 3. Arnold, 41.14; 11. Hogan, 45.41; 18. Trotter, 53.65.

4x100 meter relay - 2. Cody C (Blake Beardall, Talich, Brost, Baustert), 43.24; 4. Cody B (Jackson Schroeder, Smith, Hatch, Arnold), 45.80; 5. Cody A (Ball, Ellsbury, Hogan, Trey Schroeder), 46.21.

4x400 meter relay - 3. Cody A (Arnold, Hulbert, Graham, Merritt), 3:43.67.

Pole vault - 2. Dillon Brost, 14-00; 5. Clark, 11-00; 6. Micah Grant, 10-06; T10. Ray, 10-00; T14. Abel Cordero, 9-06.

Long jump - 3. Ball, 18-09.25; 6. Smith, 18-05.50; 8. Hatch, 18-04.50; 13. Hogan, 17-02.25; 18. Andrew Cline, 15- 09.75; 26. McColl, 14-01.75.

Triple jump - 6. Jarom Beardall, 34-10.

Shot put - 7. Drew Trotter, 44-04; 8. Jon Williams, 43-02; 10. Jace Grant, 38-03; 11. Keegan Hensley, 37-09; 14. Wyatt Barton, 35-09.50; 15. Barrett George, 34-07; 17. Zach Barton, 33-00; 18. Chayden Scott, 31-10.50; 19. Class, 31-09.50. 20. Andrew Dunlap, 31-01; 21. Logan Barton, 26-08.50; 22. Christian Douglas, 25-08.50.

Discus - 3. Drew Trotter, 137-11; 4. Hensley, 131-04; 7. Baustert, 122-09; 8. Class, 114-00; 11. Jace Grant, 104-04; 12. George, 100-02; 13. Scott, 96-08; 14. Zach Barton, 96-05; 19. Wyatt Barton, 85-00; 20. Dunlap, 83-08; 21. Douglas, 82-06; 22. Logan Barton, 75-04.

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