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State Track - Thursday

Encampment’s Reid Schroeder, right, edges out Farson’s Lain Mitchelson to win the boys 3200-meter run at last year's Wyoming State High School Class 1A Track and Field Championship in Casper.

BOYS

MOST QUALIFIERS: Burlington and Lingle-Fort Laramie. Both the Huskies and the Doggers have 23 entries while West Regional runner-up Cokeville has 20.

EAST REGIONAL CHAMPS: Lingle-Fort Laramie. The Doggers’ only victory came in the 1600 sprint medley, but they scored double-digit points in the 100, 800, long jump, triple jump and shot put to win a competitive regional.

WEST REGIONAL CHAMPS: Burlington. The Huskies had just two individual champions — Tallon Wiles in the pole vault and Dontae Garza in the long jump — but their depth in the four jumping events carried them to the title.

2017 CHAMPION: Lingle-Fort Laramie.

WHO TO WATCH: Conor McGraw, Hanna. The sophomore comes in with 1A’s top times in the 100 (11.59), 200 (23.04) and 110 hurdles (15.49).

EVENT TO WATCH: 800 ... Kaycee’s Danny Ramirez and Lingle-Fort Laramie’s Landen Fuller both have a shot to break the 1A state record that has stood since 1984.

GIRLS

MOST QUALIFIERS: Cokeville with 36 entries. Even without a qualifier in the 100, the Panthers will be well-represented at state. They have four entrants in the 800, 1600 and long jump and will send five runners to the starting line in the 3200.

EAST REGIONAL CHAMPS: Lingle-Fort Laramie. The Doggers won five individual events, including three by Kaelyn Riley (100, 200, 400), and three of four relays to run away with the regional title.

WEST REGIONAL CHAMPS: Cokeville. The Panthers had just two individual champs — Janetta Teichert in the 800 and Emma Teichert in both hurdle races — but swept the top four places in the 800 and won two relays to defeat runner-up Burlington by 54 points.

2017 CHAMPION: Cokeville.

WHO TO WATCH: Kelli Holiday, Ten Sleep. The junior already has seven state championships (one in the 400; and two in the 800, 1,600 and 3,200) and 1A state records in the 800 and 1,600. She’ll be competing in all four of her signature events this weekend.

EVENT TO WATCH: Long jump ... Encampment junior Paige Powell has a realistic shot at winning four gold medals this weekend, but Ten Sleep sophomore Sydney Holiday has the top mark in the event.

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Sports Editor

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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