Kemmerer Ranger track competes at Copper Hills Invite in Utah

Sydnie Julander passes a West Jordan runner in the 800-meter race at Copper Hills. (GAZETTE PHOTO / Theresa Davis) 

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The Kemmerer High School track squad traveled to West Jordan, Utah, last Saturday to challenge themselves against several large schools from the Salt Lake City area at Copper Hills High School. The boys and girls treams scored a combined 23 points to place 19th out of twenty-five teams.

The girls 4x800 meter relay team of Teryn Thatcher, Sophie Failoni, Sydnie Julander and Sammi Butler started things off by placing second in a time of 11 minutes 28.92 seconds. The boys’ relay team of Ray Haslam, Brayden Dearden, Grady Killian and Holden Stubbs finished fourth in the 4x800 meter relay.

Louis Failoni placed fourth out of seventy runners in the 800-meter race. Failoni also placed seventh in both the 1600-meter and 3200-meter runs. Louis’ time of 10 minutes 32.35 minutes in the 3200-meter run is a personal best and ranks fourth in Ranger history.

Anthony Tibbetts’ throw of 41 feet 4.5 inches earned sixth place in the shotput among a field of 70 contestants. Jeydon Boyd was close behind in 10th place.

In the discus, Boyd placed 10th and Tibbetts placed 12th. The boys 4x100 meter relay team of Cameron Adams, Austin Quin Martinez, Tanner Plowman and Oscar Zhang finished in ninth place with a run of 47.62 seconds. The girls 4x100 meter relay team of Katie Zuniga, Marisa Orcutt, Jillian Tibbetts and Brooklynn Hagler finished in eleventh place.

Brooklynn Hagler finished 13th in the 300-meter hurdles and 15th in the 100-meter hurdles against a strong field of 40 competitors in both events.

Tanner Plowman scorched the track in the 400-meter dash with a time of 53.98 seconds, placing 14th in a field of 80 runners.

Freshman sprinter Marisa Orcutt placed 15th in the 100-meter dash in a field of ninety-five and 20th in the 400-meter dash against 50 other competitors.

The Rangers compete against Wyoming schools this week.

They stopped in Lyman on Wednesday, March 28, and have a spring break before returning to competition at the Rawlins Invite on Friday, April 13. 

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