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State Track - Saturday

Star Valley's Wyatt Moore wins the Class 4A boys 100-meter dash on May 18 during the Wyoming State High School Track and Field Championships at Harry Geldien Stadium in Casper.

The University of Wyoming track & field team announced the signing of 12 student-athletes on Thursday. The group includes seven Wyoming natives who combined to win 14 indoor and outdoor state championships during their high school careers.

“We are very excited about the addition of this group and what they will bring to our program and the University of Wyoming,” UW head coach Bryan Berryhill said. “I’m very proud of all the hard work our coaching staff put in to bring this class of talented student-athletes to the University of Wyoming.”

The class includes two future Cowgirls in Sheridan thrower Jordan Christensen and Rock Springs’ sprinter Jenae Ramirez. Christensen won the Class 4A shot put this past season while Ramirez was the 4A 400-meter champ.

The Cowboys locked down some of the state’s best jumpers and sprinters with the recent signings.

Saratoga’s Samuel Schneider was a three-time state 2A champ in the high jump and also won a long jump title. Cheyenne East’s Jefferson Danso was a two-time 4A triple jump champ. And Sage Coventry of Kelly Walsh was a multi-time state placer in the long jump, triple jump and high jump.

The to-end sprinting class includes Star Valley speedster Wyatt Moore, who won 4A outdoor titles in both the 100 and 200 and indoor titles in the 55 and 200 as a senior. Cheyenne East’s Sam Hageman was the 100 and 200 state champ as a junior.

“There were specific event areas we wanted to address in finalizing this year’s recruiting class and we accomplished that goal,” Berryhill said.

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Jack Nowlin returned to the Star-Tribune in 2007 after eight years covering Michigan State University athletics. A Wyoming native, and a graduate of Jeffrey City High School and the University of Wyoming, Jack serves as the Star-Tribune’s sports editor.

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