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State Track - Thursday

Star Valley's Emmy Heywood, center, is surrounded by her teammates after the Braves won the 4x800 relay at last year's Wyoming State High School Class 3A Track and Field Championship in Casper.


MOST QUALIFIERS: Star Valley with 30. The two-time defending state champs have four entrants in the 800 and 3200 and three in the 100, 1600 and high jump to help offset a lack of depth in some field events.

EAST REGIONAL CHAMPS: Buffalo. Strong showings in the sprints (44 combined points in the 100, 200 and 400), hurdles (32 points) and the lateral jumps (35 points) pushed the Bison past Torrington, Worland and Douglas.

WEST REGIONAL CHAMPS: Star Valley. The Braves used their depth in the distance races (combined 47 points in the 800, 1600 and 3200) and victories in the 400, pole vault and long jump to hold off Cody.

2017 CHAMPION: Star Valley.

WHO TO WATCH: Wesley Kallgren, Star Valley. The senior looks to continue the Braves’ recent dominance in the distance events.

EVENT TO WATCH: 200 ... Wheatland’s Roman Smith is the two-time defending state champ in the event, but he faces stiff competition from Riverton’s Brodie Roden, Star Valley’s Wyatt Moore and Cody’s Reece Andre and Brady Erickson.


MOST QUALIFIERS: Douglas and Cody with 25 each. The Bearcats have quality depth in the sprints and field events; the Fillies counter with numbers in middle distance and the field events.

EAST REGIONAL CHAMPS: Douglas. Freshman Kamdynn Townsend won three events (200, high jump, long jump) and senior Madison Hoopman (400) and sophomore Riley Seeds (shot put) also captured gold to lead the Bearcats.

WEST REGIONAL CHAMPS: Cody. Senior Erika Larsen (shot put, discus) and freshmen Riley Smith (800, 1600), Nicole Wagler (300 hurdles) and Grace Shaffer (pole vault) all won individual titles for the Fillies.

2017 CHAMPION: Star Valley.

WHO TO WATCH: The freshmen. With Rawlins’ Sydney Thorvaldson (800, 1600, 3200) and Douglas’ Kamdynn Townsend (200, high jump, long jump) leading the way, freshmen girls won 11 regional titles last weekend.

EVENT TO WATCH: High jump ... Lyman’s McKinley Bradshaw is the two-time defending state champ and has the class record of 5-07 in her sights.


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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