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April 15, 2010 3:23 am

Middle school track shines at home invite

Written by Tribune Staff

All four teams place in top two

The Powell Middle School eighth-grade boys' track team steamrolled the competition while the seventh grade boys and both girls' teams captured runner-up honors at the Powell Athletic Roundtable's middle school track invitational last Saturday. The Powell eighth-grade boys amassed 200 points to more than double up the score of second-place Lovell.

Garrett Lynch set a new school record, winning the shot put with a toss of 44'1”. The heave surpassed the previous school mark of 44'0.75”, which had stood since 1997, when it was established by Ryan Teppert.

Lynch's victory in the shot put was one of nine event wins by the eighth-graders. Lynch also breezed to victory in the discus, winning by more than seven feet with a toss of 125'11”.

Logan Harsh (100), Jakob Bowers (400), Matt Abraham (800), Brendon Phister (pole vault) and Jakob Bowers (long jump and triple jump) also scored wins to help power the Cub boys. The 4x400 relay team of Abraham, Bowers, Phister and Logan Harsh also finished ahead of the competition in the 11-school meet.

For the seventh-grade boys, who trailed Cody 139-119 in the final standings, Ty Herd was a double winner, taking the title in both the pole vault and the long jump. Kalai Smith captured the title in the 200-meter hurdles.

The seventh-grade relay team of Ryan Ferro, Matt Sweet, Heston Swenson and Herd raced to victory in the 4x200 race.

On the girls' side of the ledger, Powell's seventh-grade team placed second to Worland as the final scoreboard showed the Cubs with 102 points, compared to 164.5 for Worland. Bailey Sanders (800), Jenni Ebersberger (200-meter hurdles) and Rachel Hanson (pole vault) all won individual events for Powell.

The 4x400 relay team of Carli Brown, Megan Wagner, Ebersberger and Sanders broke the five-minute barrier to win that event.

The eighth-grade girls, who placed a distant second to Cody, were led by Shawnea Harrington, who captured wins in both the shot put and the discus. KaDee Harrison was the only other event champion on the eighth-grade side, placing at the front of the pack in the 100 with a time of 14.13.

Seventh-grade girls team scores (top 5): Worland 164.5, Powell 102, Cody 99.5, Lovell 56, Greybull 23.

Individuals: 100-2. Makaila Moore 15.01; 200-2. Makaila Moore 30.58; 800-1. Bailey Sanders 2:52.87, 4. Carli Brown 2:59.97, 5. Gretchen Moretti 3:00.47; 1600-3. Gretchen Moretti 6:17.31; 75m hurdles-3. Makaila Moore 14.93, 5. Jenni Ebersberger 15.03; 200m hurdles-1. Jenni Ebersberger 35.77, 3. Megan Wagner 37.2; High jump-3. Jenni Ebersberger 4', 5. Megan Wagner 4'; Pole vault-1. Rachel Hanson 5'6”; Shot put-2. Morgan Kasper 22'3”; Discus-3. Ashley Dillon 54'2.5”, 6. Morgan Kasper 53'10.5”; 4x400 relay-1. Carli Brown, Megan Wagner, Bailey Sanders and Jenni Ebersberger 4:58.41.

Seventh-grade boys team scores (top 5): Cody 139, Powell 119, Greybull 55, Worland 38, Rocky Mountain 37.

Individuals: 100-3. Ty Herd 13.42; 400-2. Ty Herd 1:02.61, 4. Alex Christiansen 1:05.58; 800-6. Jose Perez 2:46.85; 1600-4. Jacob Davis 6:00.86, 6. Gabe Villegas 6:14.49; 75m hurdles-3. Ryan Ferro 13.01, 6. Kalai Smith 13.43; 200m hurdles-1. Kalai Smith 31.9, 2. Matt Sweet 31.97; High jump-3. Kalai Smith 4'9”; Pole vault-1. Ty Herd 9'6”, 3. Heston Swenson 6'6”, 6. Jose Perez 5'6”; Long jump-1. Ty Herd 15'9”; Triple jump-2. Kalai Smith 31'6.5”; Shot put-2. Riley Stringer 30'9.5”; Discus-4. Alex Christiansen 86'10.5”, 6. Matt Walsh 84'2”; 4x100 relay-6. Carter Baxter, Matt Brown, Riley Stringer and Matt Walsh 1:01.71; 4x200 relay-1. Ryan Ferro, Ty Herd, Matt Sweet and Heston Swenson 1:55.73; 4x400 relay-3. Alex Christiansen, Jacob Davis, Jose Perez and Kalai Smith 4:48.08.

Eighth grade girls team scores (top 5): Cody 176.5, Powell 93, Burlington 71, Lovell 37, Thermopolis 27.

Individuals: 100-1. KaDee Harrison 14.13; 200-2. KaDee Harrison 30.95; 800-3. Sierra Morrow 2:45.95, 6. Carly Klein 2:52.62; 1600-3. Sierra Morrow 5:54:34; High jump-4. Carly Klein 3'11”; Triple jump-3. KaDee Harrison 27'1.5”; Shot put-1. Shawnea Harrington 25'4”, 4. Tori Sleep 24'1.5”; Discus-1. Shawnea Harrington 81', 2. Tori Sleep 71'10”, 3. Baxter Heimert 64'11.5”; 4x100 relay-5. Veonca Volmer, Abby Martindale, Sabina Bridges and Karla Jurado 1:04.88; 4x200 relay-3. Baxter Heinert, Tori Sleep, Shawnea Harrington and Alex Flom 2:13.21; 4x400 relay-2. Carly Klein, Cassidi Partridge, Sierra Morrow, KaDee Harrison 4:51.44.

Eighth grade boys team scores (top 5): Powell 200, Lovell 92, Greybull 45, Worland 42, Thermopolis 41.

Individuals: 100-1. Logan Harsh 12.82, 2. Jakob Bowers 13.12; 400-1. Jakob Bowers 59.13, 2. Logan Harsh 59.2, 3. Brendon Phister 1:01.9; 800-1. Matt Abraham 2:26.23, 4. Zander Andreasan 2:34.71, 6. Nathan McDonald 2:36.51; 1600-2. Matt Abraham 5:28.64, 4. Nathan McDonald 5:44.92, 5. Quin Wetzel 5:46.69; 75m hurdles-3. Zach Thompson 13.68, 5. Zander Andreasan 14.01, 6. Trevor Hardisty 14.13; 200m hurdles-4. Zander Andreasan 33.87; High jump-4. Hayden Cragoe 4'10”; Pole vault-1. Brendon Phister 9'9”, 2. Hayden Cragoe 9'6”, 5. (tie) Matt Widdicombe and Nathan McDonald 7'; Long jump-1. Jakob Bowers 16'10”, 3. Logan Harsh 15'11”, 4. Brendon Phister 15'5”, 6. Cody Rodriguez 14'8.75”; Triple jump-1. Jakob Bowers 34'4”, 4. Brendon Phister 32'6.5”, 5.

Hayden Cragoe 32'5.5”; Shot put-1. Garrett Lynch 44'1”, 3. Garrett Michael 36'6.5”; Discus-1. Garrett Lynch 125'11”, 2. Garrett Michael 118'4.5”, 6. Zach Thompson 91'2”; 4x100 relay-3. Hayden Cragoe, Garrett Lynch, Clinton May and Cody Rodriguez 54.86; 4x200 relay-4. Trevor Hardisty, Nathan McDonald, Sam Prestwich and Matt Widdicombe 2:00.18; 4x400 relay-1. Matt Abraham, Jakob Bowers, Logan Harsh and Brendon Phister 4:08.26.