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Grace Shaffer, clearing the bar earlier this season in Powell, broke her own record for the third time this season Friday in Buffalo. (Photo by Scott Shaffer)

Grace Shaffer isn’t done setting records in pole vault.

On Friday, the Cody senior jumped above the state record and her own personal record for the third time this season, clearing 12-09 in Buffalo.

She topped her previous record of 12-07. Earlier in the season, she cleared 12-04, an inch above the state record. She isn’t ready to rest on those laurels.

“I thought the jump was pretty okay but I definitely have room for improvement,” she said. “As for where I think I can get to, I’m unsure. I have high hopes, but you never know. 13 feet is definitely doable, but I have to keep working hard on all of my techniques and forms.”

Shaffer, who also helped power the sprint medley relay team to a win, was one of several successes at the meet. 

Luke Talich found continued success in the sprints and led the Broncs with wins in the 100 and 200. In the longer of the sprints, he cut his personal best by nearly a second.

“I’m just doing my best to work hard in practice and try to get just a little bit quicker every day,” he said. “And luckily, I have some of the best coaches in the world to help me out with that.”

The Fillies finished third out of nine teams, losing only to two larger 4A schools, while the Broncs finished fourth at the Buffalo Twilight.

“We had a great day on the track,” coach Bret Engdahl said. 

The sprint medley relay team of Lake Harrison, Shaffer, Holly Spiering and Ada Nelson finished in 4:26.90.

“The SMR has a really good chance of winning, but it’s really up to all of us on the team to do our part,” Shaffer said. “The 800 runner has the most important job out of everyone else, so it’s going to be really fun.”

With multiple Cody sprint relay teams qualified for state, Stafford, who frequently runs the long leg, said it gives the Fillies options at state.

“We have been training really hard and many people got personal bests at our last meet,” Stafford said. 

Nyah Meier cleared 10-09 in pole vault to finish second and also set a personal best, while Stafford also finished second in the mile.

In addition to the sprint medley, both boys and girls 4x100-meter relay teams also notched state qualifying times again.

“Kids are competing extremely well,” Engdahl said.

They’re doing so at the right time. Cody concludes the regular season Friday hosting the Trackstravaganza. 

Buffalo Twilight

Friday

Girls

100 meter: 18. Hayley Pearson-Horner, 14.11; 25. Emileigh Dalton, 14.46; Evynn Roberson, 14.53; 35. Brooklyn Williams, 15.05; 36. Michelle Montalvo-Hernandez, 15.14.

200 meter: 4. Holly Spiering, 27.61; 5. Lake Harrison, 27.65; 13. Ada Nelson, 28.94; 15. Hayley Pearson-Horner, 29.00; 27. Emileigh Dalton, 30.19; 30. Hailey Holeman, 30.80; 31. Williams, 30.86; 33. Roberson, 31.23; 40. Montalvo-Hernandez, 33.40; 46. Adrianna De La Cruz, 41.45.

800 meter: 11. Zelma Rudd, 2:46.12.

1,600 meter: 2. Ava Stafford, 5:41.89; 8. Taylen Stinson, 5:54.25; 15. Rudd, 6:25.95; 16. Elisa Wachob, 6:28.45.

3,200 meter: 3. Stafford, 12:35.34.

100-meter hurdles: 7. Nicole Wagler, 16.99; 9. Callie Shelton, 17.69; 10. Kamry Hutchison, 17.93; 15. Sarah Andre, 18.59; 18. Roberson, 18.74; 24. Lauren Seibert, 19.55.

300-meter hurdles: 5. Wagler, 49.40; 11. Hutchison, 53.17; 12. Shelton, 53.23.

4x100-meter relay: 2. Cody (Lake Harrison, Holly Spiering, Grace Shaffer, Pearson-Horner) 50.68.

Sprint medley relay: 1. Cody (Harrison, Shaffer, Spiering, Ada Nelson) 4:26.90. 

High jump: 7. Andre, 4-07; 9. Harrison, 4-05.

Pole vault: 1. Shaffer, 12-09; 2. Nyah Meier, 10-09; Hailey Holeman, 9-09; 4. Dalton, 9-03; 8. Seibert, 8-03; 11. Kelsey Pomajzl, 7-03.

Long jump: 4. Spiering, 16-06; 8. Pearson-Horner, 15-07.75; 18. Williams, 13-04.5; 22. Montalvo-Hernandez, 12-06.75; 23. Shelton, 11-11.

Triple jump: 19. Williams, 28-05.5.

Shot put: 10. Torrance Brown, 32-05; 12. Ella Boltz, 30-09.75; 28. Emily Hecker, 24-08.75; 36. De La Cruz, 17-09.

Discus: 13. Brown, 91-10; 15. Boltz, 89-09; 26. Hecker, 72-10; 38. De La Cruz, 46-09.5.

Boys

100 meter: 1. Luke Talich, 11.12; 11. Dillon Brost, 11.88; 14. Blake Beardall, 11.97; 17. Kellon George, 12.07; 23. AJ Baustert, 12.20; 24. Jackson Schroeder, 12.21; 29. Logan Class, 12.40; 33. Ben Hogan, 12.61; 36. Jacob Ball, 12.71; 39. Trey Thomasson, 12.80; 44. Trey Schroeder, 13.09; 45. Keegan Hensley, 13.14; 58. Barrett George, 14.03.

200 meter: 1. L. Talich, 22.44; 11. Brost, 24.11; 13. K. George, 24.24; 17. Baustert, 24.43; 22. Beardall, 24.92; 24. J. Schroeder, 25.03; 33. Bridger Hult, 25.93; 34. Ball, 25.99; 39. T. Schroeder, 26.62; 42. Thomasson, 26.97; 51. Killian Marroquin, 28.93; 54. B. George, 29.76.

800 meter: 15. Ian Graham, 2:12.44; 22. Ben Stewart, 2:20.91; 23. Abel Cordero, 2:23.04.

1,600 meter: 6. David Juergens, 4:46.59; 8. Charlie Hulbert, 4:53.51; 18. Riley Nielson, 5:18.66.

3,200 meter: 3. Hulbert, 10:51.28; 4. Juergens, 10:54.78; 10. Neilson, 11:55.12.

110-meter hurdles: 5. Graidin Arnold, 17.62; 17. Micah Grant, 21.51.

300-meter hurdles: 2. Arnold, 42.33; 20. Grant, 54.26; 21. Marroquin, 56.18.

4x100-meter relay: 3. Cody A (Nic Talich, Brost, Beardall, L. Talich) 44.23; 6. Cody B (Baustert, K. George, J. Schroeder, Arnold) 46.24.

4x400-meter relay: 5. Cody (Graham, Hult, Stewart, Cordero) 4:02.67.

1,600 sprint medley relay: 5. Cody (Graham, Hult, Stewart, Cordero) 4:15.05.

High jump: 5. Robby Porter, 5-08; 10. Thomasson, 5-06; 11. Beardall, 5-04; 13. Hult, 5-02.

Long jump: 14. Ball, 16-07.75.

Triple jump: 13. T. Schroeder, 34-10.25; 15. Stewart, 34-02.5.

Shot put: 13. Jonny Williams, 40-05.5; 34. Class, 32-00; 40. Landen Gallagher, 28-10.5; 43. Chadyn Scott, 27-03.75; 45. Keegan Hensley, 26-05.75; 46. Andrew Dunlap, 22-10.25.

Discus: 12. Class, 110-10; 14. K. George, 109-05; 21. Baustert, 103-04; 22. Hensley, 102-04; 31. Dunlap, 92-07; 41. B. George, 77-08; 43. Gallagher, 71-04; 45. Scott, 68-01.

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