PHS track shines at home invite

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The Powell High School track and field team hosted a four-team invite Thursday, taking advantage of the perfect weather to make up for the canceled L.A. Kohnke Invite earlier last month.

“It was great weather, and the kids once again took advantage of that,” said Powell head coach Scott Smith. “They got a lot of [personal records] and a couple more state qualifiers, so it was a good day.”

Powell didn’t compete in any of the relays — preferring to concentrate on the individual events — and won a total of nine events. Eight PHS athletes who were scheduled to compete at the Wyoming Track Classic in Casper the following day (see related story on Page 11), elected to also participate on Thursday in what was the squad’s only home meet of the regular season. (Powell will also host the regional competition in two weeks.) Cody, Worland and Rocky Mountain battled it out with the Panther squads on Thursday.

Panthers

On the boys side, Panther sophomore Brody Karhu won the pole vault, topping out at 13 feet, while teammate Dalton Woodward finished in the top spot in the triple jump with a state-qualifying distance of 42 feet, 2.5 inches.

“Dalton [Woodward] has been close to qualifying for state all year, and he finally got through,” coach Smith said. “That was a nice day for him.”

Cayden Lynn finished first in the shot put with a throw of 44 feet, followed closely by teammate Ryan Good at 43 feet, 1 inch. The pair also finished third and fourth in the discus, with Good reaching 128 feet, 10 inches, followed by Lynn at 121 feet, 2 inches.

In sprints, Karhu, Kaelan Groves and Jacob Harrison finished Nos. 3, 4, 5, in the 100 meter dash, while Jon Morrow and Landon Lengfelder finished fourth and fifth, respectively, in the 200 meter dash. Joe Rogers and AJ Lewis finished fourth and fifth in the 400 meter dash.

In the distance events, Powell’s Jayden Yates finished third in the 800 meters, with teammate Alan Merritt  fourth. Both Yates and Merritt would go on to compete the next day in Casper. Panther Joey Hernandez had strong finishes in the 1600 and 3200 meters, finishing fourth and second, respectively.

Senior Kacey Creed notched a pair of third-place finishes in the 110 and 300 meter hurdles.

The field events saw a classic battle in the high jump, with Powell’s Colby Warner going head-to-head with Rocky Mountain’s Jonathan Allred for bragging rights. Both jumpers topped out at 6 feet, 4 inches — a personal best for both. Warner’s performance was a highlight of the meet, coach Smith said.

“Colby [Warner] had much better jumps during the indoor season, and he’s been struggling a bit to get going in the outdoor season,” he said. “It’s nice to finally see him break through.”

Panther Dylan Preator finished third in the long jump, followed by teammate AJ Lewis in fourth.

Lady Panthers

The Lady Panthers took advantage of the beautiful weather to win six events on the day.

Caitlyn Miner earned the top spot in the 100 meter dash with a time of 13.52, followed in second place by Emma Karhu and in third by Tamoka Hasegawa.

Lady Panther Madelyn Horton finished first in the 3200 meters with a time of 15:16.79, followed in second place by teammate Maggie Cappiello. Maddy Hanks took gold in the pole vault, while Sabrina Shoopman finished first in the 110 meter hurdles.

“Maddy Hanks got a nice PR with her 9 feet, 9 inches in the pole vault,” Smith said. “She’s been coming along and is peaking at the right time.”

Elsie Spomer was first in the triple jump, while Cassidy Miner took the top spot in the shot put with a toss of 34 feet, 9 inches.

In sprints, JuliaKay O’Neill was Powell’s top finisher in the 200 meter dash, earning third with a time of 28.39. Brea Terry and Jala Satterwhite finished third and fourth, respectively, in the 400 meter dash.

In the distance events, Sidney O’Brien came in third in the 800 meter run while teammates Hailee Hyde and Hailee Paul rounded out the top five in the event. Jenna Merritt was Powell’s top finisher in the 1600 meter run, finishing fifth.

In the field events, Hyde finished fifth in the high jump, while teammate Gabri Lundberg finished sixth. Satterwhite and Mattie Larsen finished second and third, respectively, in the long jump, while Rachel Bonander finished third in the discus, followed by Colby Calcotte in fourth.

With the season winding down, Smith said he’s happy with where the team is at. Athletes continue to improve with each meet, according to Smith, and as a coach, that’s all you can ask for.

“We’ve got a bunch more kids just sitting there getting ready to break out,” he said. “The thing I’m liking is we are improving, and there are still kids starting to show they can improve even more than we could have hoped for at the beginning of the year. And I don’t think we have anybody that’s peaked yet — I think their best is yet to come.”

Girls 100 Meter Dash

1. Caitlyn Miner 13.52, 2. Emma Karhu 13.72, 3. Tamoka Hasegawa 13.82, 8. Jaz Haney 14.69, 9. Elsie Spomer 14.88 2

Girls 200 Meter Dash

3. JuliaKay O’Neill 28.39, 6. Brea Terry 29.11, 8. Gracen Curtis 29.53, 9. Aubrie Stenerson 29.56, 10. Kady Wells 29.60, 15. Gabi Metzler 31.00, 16. Natalie Dillivan 31.25, 19. Gabby Harshman 31.41

Girls 400 Meter Dash

2. Brea Terry 1:06.32, 3. Jala Satterwhite 1:06.70, 5. Natalie Dillivan 1:09.80, 7. Maddie Hackenberg 1:13.91, 8. Amber Visocky 1:19.45

Girls 800 Meter Run

3. Sidney O’Brien 2:42.25, 4. Hailee Hyde 2:46.00, 5. Hailee Paul 2:49.90

Girls 1600 Meter Run

5. Jenna Merritt 6:53.04, 6. Jozi Simpson 7:07.00

Girls 3200 Meter Run

1. Madelyn Horton 15:16.79, 2. Maggie Cappiello 16:50.51 

Girls 100 Meter Hurdles

1. Sabrina Shoopman 16.55, 2. Caitlyn Miner 17.04, 4. Sidney O’Brien 18.34, 5. Tegan Lovelady 18.75, 8. Emily Sweet 20.59

Girls High Jump

5. Hailee Hyde 4’ 5” 6. Gabri Lundberg 4’ 5”

Girls Pole Vault

1. Maddi Hanks 9’ 9”, 2. Caitlyn Miner 9’, 4. Jala Satterwhite 8’ 6”, 7. Maddie Hackenberg 7’ 6”, 10. Amber Visocky 6’

Girls Long Jump

2. Jala Satterwhite 14’ 7”,  3. Mattie Larsen 14’ 3.25”, 5. McKenna Hanson 14’ 0.25”, 6. Elsie Spomer 13’ 7.5”, 7. Gabri Lundberg 13’ 6.5”, 9. Maddie Hackenberg 12’ 11”, 11. Gabby Harshman 12’ 8.75”, 1. Kaitlyn Decker 12’ 6”, 14. Kortny Feller 11’ 11”, 15. Whitney Hull 10’ 5.5”, 16. Jasmin Preator 10’ 0.75”

Girls Triple Jump

1. Elsie Spomer 32’ 4.25”, 2. Gabri Lundberg 31’ 6.25”, 3. Jaz Haney 31’ 2.75”, 4. Brea Terry 30’ 2”, 5. McKenna Hanson 30’

Girls Shot Put

1. Cassidy Miner 34’ 9”, 3. Rachel Bonander 33’ 4.5”, 6. Coby Calcotte 30’ 1.75”, 7. Isabella Wambeke 28’ 7.75”, 8. Mattie Larsen 27’ 10”, 9. Jasmyne Lensegrav 27’, 10. Tegan Lovelady 26’ 9.5”, 12. Katie McKenzie 26’ 3.5”, 13. Marie Ramier 25’ 2”, 15. Kortny Feller 24’ 5.5”, 18. Kaylee Stewart 23’ 1.75”, 20. Alissa Staidle 22’ 6.5”, 21. Crystal Emmett 22’ 3.5”, 22. McKenzie Clarkson 21’ 6”

Girls Discus Throw

3. Rachel Bonander 97’ 10”, 4. Coby Calcotte 91’ 3”, 8. Kortny Feller 77’ 9”, 9. Cassidy Miner 77’ 6”, 12. Tegan Lovelady 69’ 7”, 13. Katie McKenzie 69’ 6”, 14. Isabella Wambeke 69’ 1”, 15. Jasmyne Lensegrav 66’ 7”, 16. Marie Ramier 65’ 11”, 18. Mattie Larsen 60’ 3”, 20. Alissa Staidle 55’, 21. Crystal Emmett 41’ 9”

Boys 100 Meter Dash

3. Brody Karhu 11.80, 4. Kaelan Groves 11.95, 5. Jacob Harrison 12.12, 6. Landon Lengfelder 12.22, 10. Jon Morrow 12.38, 11. AJ Lewis 12.40, 18. Evan Habaeck 12.64, 25. Canyon Gonzales 13.13, 25. Kalen Sapp 13.13, 27. Kaden Salas 13.26, 32. Christian Bitzas 13.81

Boys 200 Meter Dash

4. Jon Morrow 24.19,  5. Landon Lengfelder 24.84, 9. Joe Rogers 26.01, 10. Evan Habaeck 26.11 12. Charlie Hall 26.40, 18. Kalen Sapp 27.53, 19. Christian Bitzas 28.42, 20. Jeremy Estes, 31.14

Boys 400 Meter Dash

4. Joe Rogers 55.67, 5. AJ Lewis 57.06, 8. Jesse Erickson 58.98, 12. Keith Gideon 1:04.63  

Boys 800 Meter Run

3. Jayden Yates 2:18.03, 4. Alan Merritt 2:20.34, 5. Dylan Cordes 2:21.30, 6. Eyob Robirds 2:22.48, 7. Tyler Pfeifer 2:23.15, 8. Isaac Summers 2:39.91

Boys 1600 Meter Run

4. Joey Hernandez 5:10.39, 6. Keith Gideon 5:18.00, 7. Isaac Summers 5:30.00, 9. Riley McKeen 5:57.87

Boys 3200 Meter Run  

2. Joey Hernandez 11:46.09, 4. Riley McKeen 13:32.61, 5. Keith Gideon 14:08.37

Boys 110 Meter Hurdles

3. Kacey Creed 17.70

Boys 300 Meter Hurdles

3. Kacey Creed 46.29, 5. Jaxton Braten 56.05

Boys High Jump Varsity

2. Colby Warner 6’ 4”, 6. Charlie Hall 5’ 6”, 8. Brailey Gann 5’ 4”

Boys Pole Vault

1. Brody Karhu 13’, 4. Reece Hackenberg 11’, 7. Brooks Asher 9’

Boys Long Jump

3. Dylan Preator 18’ 11.5”, 4. AJ Lewis 18’ 11.5”, 16. Bryce Hogan 15’ 11.5”, 19. Tyler Lynn 14’ 9.5”, 20. Kalen Sapp 14’ 9”

Boys Triple Jump Varsity

1. Dalton Woodward 42’ 2.5”, 2. Dylan Preator 4’ 11”, 3. Kanyon Gann 39’ 10”, 9. Bryce Hogan 34’, 11. Tyler Lynn 33’

Boys Shot Put

1. Cayden Lynn 44’, 2. Ryan Good 43’ 1”, 10. Carter Olsen 37’ 7”, 12. Zeke Frankenberry 36’, 14. Geordan Weimer 35’ 10.5”, 17. Shay Dillon 34’ 6.75”, 20. Canyon Gonzales 33’ 1”, 21. Zach Griffin 32’ 11.75”, 25. Nate Belmont 29’ 10.5”, 26. Macen Thomas 28’ 8”, 28. Andy Beavers 28’, 30. Isaac Gutierrez 26’ 8.75”, 31. Kaden Salas 26’ 7.5”, 33. Tanner Moore 22’ 7.25”, 34. Macson Adams 22’ 3.75”

Boys Discus Throw Varsity

3. Ryan Good 128’ 10”, 4. Cayden Lynn 121’ 2”, 5. Reece Hackenberg 117’ 1”, 6. Carter Olsen 116’ 6”, 11. Shay Dillon 107’ 4”, 12. Zeke Frankenberry 105’ 8”, 19. Geordan Weimer 94’ 3”, 20. Canyon Gonzales 92’, 4” 22. Nate Belmont 87’ 6,” 23. Macen Thomas 85’ 3”, 24. Andy Beavers 78’ 10”, 26. Zach Griffin 77’ 10”, 27. Tanner Moore 76’ 2”, 30. Kaden Salas 61’ 4”, 32. Macson Adams 53’ 4”

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