Kemmerer track excels at Evanston, home

GAZETTE PHOTOS / Michelle Tibbetts

The Ranger team of Omar El-Said, Tanner Plowman, AQ Martinez and Quinten Rosas won the boys’ 4x100 relay at the home track meet on Saturday, April 27. The Rangers run in Thermopolis and Lander this weekend.

The Kemmerer Ranger track team competed in the Evanston Invitational on Wednesday, April 24, and hosted a meet on Saturday, April 27.  The team continued to improve, and several athletes posted phenomenal marks in their events. The boys and girls combined to score a whopping 554 points at the home meet and dominated both divisions.


Senior Tanner Plowman led the way for the boys’ squad by placing first in the triple jump and second in the long jump.  Both jumps were personal bests. Plowman’s triple jump of 41 feet even is the 10th best in Ranger history, and his long jump of 19 feet 5 inches ranks in the top 20. His triple jump prequalified him to compete in the state meet.

The Lady Rangers jumpers did well, as was expected.   Kenley Plowman placed third in the long jump and fourth in the triple jump. Teryn Thatcher placed fourth in the triple jump and eighth in the long jump, with a personal record leap of 15 feet 5.5 inches, the 14th best in Kemmerer history.

Kenley Plowman also placed second in the 400-meter dash with Sammi Butler close behind in fifth place. In the 800-meter run, Plowman finished third, Butler 10th and Sydnie Julander 11th.

Kenley Plowman won the long jump at the Kemmerer track meet.

AQ Martinez and Quentin Rosas both prequalified and set personal records in the 100-meter dash with times of 11.59 and 11.71 seconds, respectively. Martinez placed fourth and Rosas 10th. For the girls, Marisa Orcutt placed seventh with a personal record time of 13.18 seconds. Her time ranks third in Lady Ranger history, trailing only Joan Rangitsch and Kayla Sumsion.

Cameron Adams placed third in the high jump and Jeydon Boyd placed fourth in the shotput for the boys. In the 200-meter dash, Martinez placed third with a personal record time of 24.14 seconds and Rosas placed eighth with a personal record of 24.56 seconds.

For the girls’ 200-meter dash, Orcutt placed eighth and Butler 10th with a personal record of 29.00 seconds. Brooklynn Hagler placed eighth in the 100-meter hurdles with a personal record time of 17.06 seconds, ninth best in Kemmerer history. Laurel Clarke ran a personal record 17.55 seconds in the same event. Both girls prequalified for the state meet in the event.

Finishing just out of the scoring were: Tyson McKane and Zach Jackson in the 110-meter hurdles; Sophie Failoni in the mile; Hagler, McKane and Jackson in the 300-meter hurdles and Jillian Tibbetts in the discus.

The boys’ 1600-meter medley relay team of Omar El Said, Rosas, Martinez and Tanner Plowman finished second.  The boys’ 4x400 meter relay team of Trayven Hayes, McKane, Jackson and Adams finished fourth. The girls’ 4x800 meter relay team of Butler, Julander, Tibbetts and Failoni finished fourth. The girls’ 4x100 meter relay team of Hagler, Clarke, Thatcher and Orcutt finished fourth and prequalified for the state meet.

The boys’ 4x100 meter relay team of El Said, Rosas, Martinez and Tanner Plowman finished fourth with a time of 45.96 seconds. Their time is the eighth best in Ranger history for the event, and the best time since 2012. They also qualified for state.


The Kemmerer Rangers hosted Lyman, Farson, Hanna-Elk-Mountain and Wyoming Indian on Saturday, April 27. Kenley Plowman won the 400- and 800-meter races and the long jump. Brooklynn Hagler won both hurdle events, and Laurel Clarke was second in the 300-meter hurdles. Teryn Thatcher was second in the triple jump.

For the boys, AQ Martinez and Quentin Rosas finished first and second in the 100-meter dash. Tanner Plowman and Rosas finished first and second in the 400-meter dash. Tyson McKane finished second in both hurdle events. Cameron Adams finished second in the high jump. Plowman was first in the long jump. Jeydon Boyd was second in the shotput.

The Rangers will compete in Thermopolis on Friday, May 3, and in Lander on Saturday, May 4, for their last tune-up before regionals.

AQ Martinez hands off to Tanner Plowman in a relay at the Kemmerer Invite. 

Freshman Tommy Skidmore hurdles at the Kemmerer track meet on April 27. The Rangers will be in Thermopolis on May 3 and Lander on May 4.

Jillian Tibbetts throws the discus at the Kemmerer Invite. 

Sophomore Marisa Orcutt runs the 100-meter dash at home on Saturday, April 27. Orcutt ran the 100-meter dash in 13.18 seconds, the third fastest time in Kemmerer Lady Ranger history.


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