Middle school track competes in Jackson


The Kemmerer Middle School track squad traveled to Jackson last Saturday. The seventh grade girls placed fifth out of the seven-team field while the other squads ended in sixth place.

Eighth grade girls  

Marisa Orcutt and Jillian Tibbetts led the way for the eighth grade girls with a pair of second place finishes. Orcutt trimmed her 200-meter dash time to 29.26 seconds and Tibbetts threw a near best discus toss of 73 feet 6 inches. Tibbetts also placed sixth in the 200 meter dash. In the 100-meter hurdles, Orcutt placed fourth with her best time to date of 19.13 seconds with Tibbetts just out of the scoring in ninth place.

Sophie Failoni and Genisis Malone added a pair of fifth place finishes for the squad. Failoni ran a personal best time of 6:38.90 in the 1600-meter run and Malone ran a personal best 2:55.62 in the 800-meter dash. Failoni also ran her best time to date of 1:16.15 in the 400 meter dash but ended in ninth place.

Eliana Johnson placed seventh in the shot-put and ran a personal best time in the 100-meter dash but did not place in that event. The 4x100 relay team placed fourth with a time of 59.06 seconds to round out the scoring for the eighth grade girls.

Seventh grade boys

Tyson McKane placed third and Ethan Starr fifth in the 200-meter hurdles. In the 100-meter hurdles, Trayven Hayes placed fifth with McKane in ninth place. Tommy Skidmore placed sixth and Hayes eighth in the triple jump.

Mason Riding placed fifth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:11.31, a personal best. Owen Burnett and Dalton Butler each shaved three seconds off their best times in the same event but just missed scoring. Riding also added two feet to his best long jump to date but did not score.

Butler did shave seven seconds off his best 800 meter dash time to place seventh in 2:53.78. The 4x200 relay team placed third with a time of 2:11.53.

In the sprints, Ciris Kominsky and Riding both shaved three seconds off their best 200-meter dash times to date at 33.78 and 32.56 seconds, respectively, but just missed scoring. Other personal bests included:  Skidmore, Starr, Abel Alvarado, Kominsky, Raylan Malone and John Walker in the 100-meter dash; and Alvarado and Malone in the 200-meter dash.  

Eighth grade boys

For the second week in a row, Zach Jackson placed first in the 100-meter hurdles. His time of 19.17 seconds equaled his time from a week ago. Aaron Ortiz placed eighth in the shotput to complete the scoring for the eighth grade boys. Jackson and Ortiz both improved their 100-meter dash times but did not place.

Seventh grade girls

Cyndi Ashliman had a great day for the seventh grade girls squad as she ran a personal best time of 14.38 seconds in the 100-meter dash to win first place honors in a field of 63 contestants. She also placed fourth in the shotput with a throw of 21 feet 11.5 inches and sixth in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 19.92 seconds, two seconds faster than her previous best.  Makaela Simpson, Jordan Krall, Madison Bauers and Jacquie Gunter also ran personal best times in the 100-meter hurdles but just missed the scoring.

Bauers, a sixth grader, ran an impressive 800-meter dash in 3:04.61 to place fourth, trimming 12 seconds off her previous best time in the event. Krall added a sixth place finish in the long jump for the girls squad.

Mariah Ramirez added a whopping 13 feet to her discus toss to finish in ninth place with a toss of 49 feet 10 inches. Laurel Clarke also just missed the scoring in ninth place with her 200-meter dash time of 31.88 seconds, two seconds faster than her personal best.

In the 4x100 relay, the team of Ashliman, Clarke, Simpson and Bauers placed third with a time of 1:00.15. The 4x200 team placed fifth with a time of 2:18.54. 

The middle school squad is next scheduled to be in Rock Springs this Saturday.

See more photos on page B8.

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