Kemmerer track competes at Rock Springs 'Meet of Hope'

GAZETTE PHOTOS / Michelle Tibbetts

Kemmerer tracksters Aiden Runnion, Dilsad Kilasch and Brayden Dearden run the 800-meter at the Rock Springs “Meet of Hope” on Saturday, April 6. 

The Kemmerer varsity track team competed in the Ted Schroeder “Meet of Hope” in Rock Springs on Saturday, April 6.

The Kemmerer girls scored 66 points to place fifth out of 13 teams in attendance, trailing only Rock Springs, Pinedale, Cokeville and Green River.  The boys’ team scored 19 points to finish in 10th place. The team continued to improve, with some strong individual performances and the return of a few more athletes from injury.

The Lady Rangers produced the most points in the 400-meter dash.  Kenley Plowman placed first, Sydnie Julander fourth and Sammi Butler sixth. Freshman Cyndi Ashliman returned to the track to place 12th.

Marisa Orcutt ran a personal record time of 27.75 seconds in the 200-meter dash to place second and prequalify for the state meet. Orcutt also qualified in the 100-meter dash.  Sophie Failoni shaved 30 seconds off her season-best time in the 3200-meter run to place third.

Kenley Plowman placed fourth and prequalified for the state meet in both the long jump and triple jump, with marks of 16 feet 2.5 inches and 33 feet 3.5 inches.  Her long jump was a foot farther than her previous personal record and is the fourth-best jump in Kemmerer history.  Teryn Thatcher also long jumped her personal best to date and placed sixth in the triple jump. Both of Thatcher’s jumps missed prequalification by mere inches.

Kenley Plowman competes in the long jump at the Rock Springs "Meet of Hope" on Saturday, April 6. 

Austin Quin Martinez ran his best 200-meter dash to date in 24.61 seconds, to place fifth out of 60 competitors. Jeydon Boyd added another fifth-place finish for the boys with his shotput throw of 43 feet 2.5 inches.

Boyd also scored points for the boys by finishing eighth in the discus.

Brooklynn Hagler placed sixth in the 300-meter hurdles, and Orcutt placed sixth in the 100-meter dash for the girls.

Tyson McKane placed ninth in the 110-meter hurdles and earned 10th in the 300-meter hurdles. 

Cameron Adams was ninth in the high jump.  Tanner Plowman returned to the track and ran an impressive 100-meter dash with a time of 11.98 seconds, just two-tenths of a second short of prequalification to the state meet.

The girls’ 4x400 meter relay team of Sammi Butler, Hagler, Orcutt and Plowman placed  second. The girls’ 4x100 meter relay team of Hagler, Thatcher, Laurel Clarke and Orcutt placed third. The 160-meter medley relay team of Clarke, Jillian Tibbetts, Thatcher and Butler placed fourth.

The boys’ medley relay of Quinten Rosas, Omar El Said, Martinez and Plowman placed third.  The boys’ 4x100 meter relay team of Boyd, Rosas, Martinez and El Said placed seventh, while the team of Gatlin Shepperd, McKane, Tommy Skidmore and Treq Winkler finished 11th. Eighth place went to Kemmerer’s 4x400 meter relay team of Nick Carlson, Adams, McKane and Michael Grimes. Eighth place also went to the 4x800 meter relay team of Brayden Dearden, Grimes, Grady Killian and Nate Pinkerton.

The track team competed in Lyman on Tuesday, April 9, but results from that meet are not yet available.

The next meet for the Kemmerer Rangers is the Dave Dravney Invite in Star Valley on Wednesday, April 17.

Freshman Laurel Clarke and junior Teryn Thatcher run the 4x100 meter relay in Rock Springs last weekend.

Sophomores AQ Martinez and Quenten Rosas run the medley relay on Saturday.

Senior Brooklynn Hagler runs the 300-meter hurdles.

Senior Jeydon Boyd throws the shotput in Rock Springs. 

Freshman Tommy Skidmore practices the hurdles in Rock Springs. 

Sophomore Jillian Tibbetts runs in Rock Springs last weekend.