PHS boys first, girls second at Cody Trackstravaganza

Teams combine to win 10 events

Posted 5/7/19

The Powell High School track and field teams wrapped up the regular season strong Friday at the Cody Trackstravaganza, winning a combined 10 events on the day.

The Panthers finished first as a …

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PHS boys first, girls second at Cody Trackstravaganza

Teams combine to win 10 events


The Powell High School track and field teams wrapped up the regular season strong Friday at the Cody Trackstravaganza, winning a combined 10 events on the day.

The Panthers finished first as a team, scoring 248.50 points and easily outdistancing the host team Cody, who finished with 156.50 points. Worland was third with 124 points and Lovell rounded out the quad meet in fourth with 25 points.

On the girls’ side, the Lady Panthers finished second with 231.50 points, just 4.5 points behind Cody in first. Worland was third with 82.5 points, followed by Lovell in fourth with 5 points.

“It was a good way to end the season. We had a lot of good performances,” said PHS head coach Scott Smith. “We’ve got some decisions we’re still in the process of making as far as who is going to do what at regionals, which is a good thing. It’s because of good competition, not lack of choices.”

Prequalifying for the state meet on the girls’ side was Sabrina Shoopman in the 400 meter dash. The junior finished third in the event with a time of 1:02.24, while also placing first in the 100 meter hurdles.

For the boys, Jayden Yates prequalified in the 3200 meter run, finishing second with a time of 10:21.64. Senior Dalton Woodward won the triple jump with a prequalifying distance of 41 feet, 9.75 inches, while the 4x400 relay team of Dylan Preator, Jay Cox, Aiden Jacobsen and Brody Karhu took first in a prequalifying time of 3:35.04.

3A West Regionals begin Friday in Pinedale, and Smith said the team will take this week to fine-tune a few things. The top eight in each event will qualify for state; the top four relay teams will also qualify.

“We’ll work on technique a bit, a little more conditioning, though not a lot,” he said. “Right now, Pinedale girls look really good, and they’ll have the home field advantage. Mountain View boys have looked really good this year, too, so it’s going to be really good competition. Lander’s got a lot of good kids, as well. Nobody is going to walk away with anything if everybody does what they should.”


Lady Panthers

Elsie Spomer notched a first-place finish in the triple jump Friday, with a distance of 31 feet, 6 inches, as she and Shoopman in the 100 meter hurdles were the two winners on the girls side.

Freshman Jenna Hillman had another solid performance, finishing runner-up in the 100, 200 and 400 meter dashes.

“Jenna Hillman had a good day running all the sprint events and a relay,” Smith said. “We’re still battling back a little bit from that week of Spring Break; some of the kids came back in a lot better shape than others. But Jenna’s doing a good job.”

Madelyn Horton, Hailee Paul and Hailee Hyde came in two, three and four in the 3200, 1600 and 800 meter runs, respectively.

“Overall, our distance kids were really competitive,” Smith said. “They continue to knock big chunks off their time, and are really running hard.”

Sidney O’Brien was the top Lady Panther in the 300 meter hurdles, finishing third with a time of 56.54.

In the field events, Kaitlyn Decker finished third in the long jump with a leap of 15 feet, 1.5 inches; it was a personal best for the junior, who beat her previous mark by over a foot.

“That was really nice to see Kaitlyn [Decker] have a performance like that,” Smith said.

Gabri Lundberg cleared 4 feet, 10 inches in the high jump to take fourth, while Emma Karhu was third in the pole vault with a height of 9 feet.



On the boys’ side, Brody Karhu finished first in the 200 meter dash and the pole vault, while Jay Cox was tops in the 400 meter dash. Tyler Pfeifer won the 800 meter run, while Dylan Preator, hobbled for most of last week with a sprained ankle, managed to win the 110 meter and 300 meter hurdles. Teammate Kadden Abraham finished runner up behind Preator in both events.

“Dylan Preator and Kadden Abraham did a really nice job pushing each other in the 300 hurdles,” Smith said. “It was windy, so the time wasn’t great, but they ran well against each other. That was a fun race to watch.”

In the distance events, Alan Merritt was second in the 1600 meter run, with Yates third; Yates’ second-place finish in the 3200 meter run marked the second time in two meets a Panther prequalified in that event — a feat that’s harder than it sounds.

“Yates qualifying in the 2-mile, that’s a hard thing to do,” Smith said. “Now we’ve got two kids that have done that, and that’s pretty impressive with Alan [Merritt] having done it last week — and Alan ran the 800 and the mile really well."

In the throwing events, Ryan Good placed second in the shot put and discus, with throws of 45 feet, 7.75 inches, and 137 feet, 1 inch, respectively.

Conspicuously absent for the Panthers this week was high jumper Colby Warner, who will miss the remainder of the season due to injury. The senior was one of the top jumpers in 3A this season, and Smith said his absence will be missed.

“It’s a big loss for us, and as a senior, you hate to see that happen,” Smith said. “He’s worked so hard, and he’s such a good kid. You really feel for him.”


Cody Trackstravaganza Results


Girls Results

Girls Team Scores

1. Cody High School 236, 2. Powell High School 231.50, 3. Worland High School 82.50, 4. Lovell High School 5

100 Meter Dash

2. Jenna Hillman 13.61, 2. Caitlyn Miner 13.61, 4. Jayden Asher 14.47, 12. Maddie Hackenberg 15.02

200 Meter Dash

2. Jenna Hillman 28.33, 3. Emma Karhu 28.42, 6. Jayden Asher 30.26, 7. Kylie Kahl 30.90

400 Meter Dash

2. Jenna Hillman 1:02.18, 3. Sabrina Shoopman 1:02.24, 6. Kylie Kahl 1:07.59, 7. Abigail Urbach 1:07.69

800 Meter Run

4. Hailee Hyde 2:41.10, 8. Hailee Paul 3:05.20, 9. Elizabeth Liggett 3:07.09, 10. Jenna Merritt 3:14.92, 11. Dakota Hansen 3:17.78, 13. Kaitlyn Decker 3:25.05

1600 Meter Run

3. Hailee Paul 6:35.34, 4. Madelyn Horton 6:54.79,  5. Jenna Merritt 6:55.77

3200 Meter Run

2. Madelyn Horton 15:20.07

100 Meter Hurdles

1. Sabrina Shoopman 16.36, 4. Caitlyn Miner 17.50, 5. Tegan Lovelady 18.49, 6. Sidney O’Brien 18.55, 7. Abigail Urbach 18.61

300 Meter Hurdles

3. Sidney O’Brien 56.54

4x100 Relay

4. Powell High School ‘A’ 56.09

4x400 Relay

2. Powell High School ‘A’ 4:31.72

High Jump

4. Gabri Lundberg 4’10”, 5. Hailee Hyde 4’6”, 8. Kylie Kahl 4’4”, 9. Kameron French 4’2”

Pole Vault

3. Emma Karhu 9’, 5. Maddie Hackenberg 8’

Long Jump

3. Kaitlyn Decker 15’1.5”, 6. Elsie Spomer 13’10.75”, 7. Jaz Haney 13’8”, 8. Maddie Hackenberg 13’7”, 9. Gabri Lundberg 13’6”

Triple Jump

1. Elsie Spomer 31’6”, 2. Jaz Haney 29’1.75”, 3. Gabri Lundberg 28’9.5”, 4. Kaitlyn Decker 28’9”

Shot Put

2. Cassidy Miner 33’2”, 3. Rachel Bonander 30’4.5”, 4. Reagan Thompson 28’.5”, 5. Isabella Wambeke 26’10”, 6. Addison Braten 26’8”, 13. Traci Gutierrez 24’5”, 18. Hannah Saville 20’2”

Discus Throw

2. Cassidy Miner 115’7”, 3. Rachel Bonander 109’6”, 15. Reagan Thompson 68’6”, 16. Addison Braten 67’7”, 17. Hannah Saville 67’3”, 18. Traci Gutierrez 67’, 19. Isabella Wambeke 54’


Boys Results

Boys Team Scores

1. Powell High School 248.50, 2. Cody High School 156.50, 3. Worland High School 124, 4. Lovell High School 25

100 Meter Dash

3. Kaelan Groves 11.72, 8. Kadden Abraham 12.05, 9. Landon Lengfelder 12.10, 11. Reed Smith, 12.48

200 Meter Dash

1. Brody Karhu 23.21, 4. Kaelan Groves 24.42, 5. Landon Lengfelder 24.45, 7. Reed Smith 25.02, 12. Cole Frank 26.02

400 Meter Dash

1. Jay Cox 50.77, 2. Cole Frank 53.67, 3. Aidan Jacobsen 54.25, 4. Dylan Cordes 55.33, 9. Ben Whitlock 1:00.04

800 Meter Run

1. Tyler Pfeifer 2:11.97, 4. Alan Merritt 2:13.42, 5. Jayden Yates 2:14.00, 8. Joey Hernandez 2:20.09, 9. Jay Cox 2:29.27, 10. Riley McKeen 2:33.80, 13. Ethan Bartholomew 2:34.76, 16. Ben Whitlock 2:42.47

1600 Meter Run

2. Alan Merritt 4:48.94, 3. Jayden Yates 4:50.17, 4. Tyler Pfeifer 4:55.55, 6. Joey Hernandez 5:01.85, 7. Ethan Bartholomew 5:03.78, 11. Dylan McEvoy 5:37.53

3200 Meter Run

2. Jayden Yates 10:21.64, 5. Riley Schiller 11:55.51, 6. Jace Bohlman 12:14.85

110 Meter Hurdles

1. Dylan Preator 16.86, 2. Kadden Abraham 17.86

300 Meter Hurdles

1. Dylan Preator 43.43, 2. Kadden Abraham 43.66

4x400 Meter Relay

1. Dylan Preator, Jay Cox, Aiden Jacobsen, Brody Karhu 3:35.04

High Jump

3. Cole Frank 5’6”

Pole Vault

1. Brody Karhu 13’, 2. Reece Hackenberg 11’6”, 4. Reed Smith 11’

Long Jump

5. Landon Lengfelder 18’1.5”, 7. Dylan Escalante 16’4.5”

Triple Jump

1. Dalton Woodward 41’9.75”, 4. Dylan Escalante 37’4”, 5. Reece Hackenberg 36’7.5”

Shot Put

2. Ryan Good 45’7.75”, 6. Toran Graham 41’10.5”, 7. Zake Frankenberry 41’10.5”, 8. Geordan Weimer 40’9.5”, 9. Lane Shramek 40’.5”, 10. Canyon Gonzales 39’9.5”, 13. Carter Olsen 38-01.25

Discus Throw

2. Ryan Good 137’1”, 5. Zeke Frankenberry 125’, 6. Reece Hackenberg 124-08, 7. Carter Olsen 120-10, 12. Canyon Gonzales 104’2”, 13. Toran Graham 102’10”, 18. Geordan Weimer 88’6”, 21. Lane Shramek 81’3”