Tracking Herder Successes - Two dozen top-10 finishes at 3A East regionals, state in finale

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Glenrock’s Mckenzie McCullough shows her strength in shot put at regionals.

RJ Morgan

The weather was cool, damp and overcast, but it was not enough to slow down the Glenrock High School track & field team at regionals. In fact, the handful of state-qualifying Herders had a chance to push themselves one last time and while others attempted to get a last-minute qualification at the 3A East Regionals in Rawlins May 12-13.
The GHS girls have most of the program’s state qualifiers and one of them earned the team’s only regional championship. Senior Ann-Marie Young, the defending 2A state champion, struck gold when she threw a season-best 114 feet, 11 inches in discus to capture the crown.
It was a good weekend for the state-bound shot putters. Young grabbed fourth place with a season-best heave of 32-6.75, one place ahead of freshman teammate Caitlin Williams who had a spectacular personal-record throw of 31-8.25.
Also in field events, all-state standout Isabella Taylor nailed a season-best mark in long jump at 16-11 to take fourth place. GHS’ Gracie Sixbey came through at regionals with sixth place in triple jump at 31-3.75.
Herder senior Makenzi Partridge soared to fifth place in high jump with a height of 4-7. Junior Erica Dority cleared 7-6 in pole vault to finish seventh, while senior Tyne Loyd came through in ninth at 7:6.
On the oval, Glenrock’s top placing was in relay action. The 4x400 relay team of Megann Farley, Hayden Lythgoe, Julia Sarvey and Partridge captured third place when they crossed the finish line in 4:27.80, beating the season-best time by three seconds.
Also qualifying for state is the 4x800 relay. The quartet of Annika Klauenberg, Gillian Holman, Sarah Winger and Lucy Ticknor were fourth with a time of 12:33.04.
Taylor was also the fastest Herder in sprint events. She was fifth in the 200 meters where she was clocked at 27.74 seconds and eighth in the 100 at 13.56.
Farley was Glenrock’s best in the 400 where she captured sixth place with a time of 1:04.18. Klauenberg and Holman ran the 800 where they came through at 2:42.24 and 2:56.38, respectively.
The GHS 4x100 relay team finished the season with seventh place. Kyrie Tiensvold, Jordyn Survis, Farley and Dority clocked a 56.19 seconds.
The Herders were a small group that came through with many solid performances. The best finish came from the 1600 sprint relay team that qualified for state. The foursome of Charlie Schowengerdt, Dusty Cox, Logan Jones and Ayden Moulton captured fourth place with a time of 4:02.78.
The Herders were competitive throughout the relays. They were also fifth in three additional races.
Preston Sorenson had a great regionals in hurdles. The freshman was fourth in the 300 at 44.44 seconds and seventh in 110 hurdles at 18.91.
Moulton had a busy day away from the relay race. The junior also took ninth in the 3200 with a time of 11:19.95 and 12th in the 1600 at 5:23.12.
Glenrock’s Brigham Partridge came through eighth in the 400 meters at 57.94 seconds.
Partridge also landed fifth place in triple jump with a leap of 37-1.5. Senior Rylan Bloem was 11th overall in shot put with a toss of 40-1.5.
Sophomore Casey Sarvey led GHS in discus with a season-best and 10th-place throw of 107-2.75. Sophomore Case Barrett was not far back at 104-11.5.
All the work since March comes down to one big event in Casper for the state qualifiers. The Herders, who moved from 2A last year to 3A this season, will compete at the state championships for three days at Kelly Walsh High School May 28-20.


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