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State Track - Saturday

Glenrock's Tucker Bopp wins the boys Class 2A 400-meter dash during the Wyoming State High School Track and Field Championships last year in Casper.

BOYS

MOST QUALIFIERS: Big Horn with 40. The Rams have entries in every event, including four in the 1600, 110 hurdles, long jump and triple jump in addition to all four relay teams.

EAST REGIONAL CHAMPS: Big Horn ... the Rams scored points in every event, including first-place finishes in the 800 (Nathaniel Lydic), 1600 (Noah Harvey), both hurdles (Kyler Ostler) and the shot put (Seth Mullinax) to go along with two relay titles.

WEST REGIONAL CHAMPS: Rocky Mountain ... the Grizzlies had three individual champs and won two relay races to defeat runner-up Kemmerer by 51 points.

2018 CHAMPION: Lovell.

WHO TO WATCH: Tucker Bopp, Glenrock. The Herders’ do-it-all senior is a two-time Star-Tribune Super 25 selection for football and has 2A’s fastest times in the 100, 200 and 400.

EVENTS TO WATCH: The hurdles ... Big Horn’s Kyler Ostler has 2A’s fastest time in both events, but Wind River’s Morgan Miller is expected to be right on his heels.

GIRLS

MOST QUALIFIERS: Pine Bluffs with 33. The Hornets do almost all their scoring in the field. They have multiple entrants in all six events, including four in both the high jump and the long jump.

EAST REGIONAL CHAMPS: Pine Bluffs ... the Hornets had just two individual champs — Maddie Fornstrom in the pole vault and Jourdaine Cerenil in the long jump — but their depth lifted them to a 90-point victory over runner-up Southeast.

WEST REGIONAL CHAMPS: Kemmerer ... the Rangers won three relay races and got first-place finishes from Sammi Butler (3200), Brooklynn Hagler (100 hurdles) and Tery Thatcher (triple jump) to hold off Wind River.

2018 CHAMPION: Big Piney.

WHO TO WATCH: Mindy Russell, Wind River. The junior has the classification’s best times in the 100, 200 and 400 and runs the anchor leg on the Cougars’ top-ranked 4x400 relay team.

EVENT TO WATCH: Pole vault ... Pine Bluffs has the top three marks in the event, and if that holds it could go a long way in helping the Hornets secure their first state team title in 15 years.

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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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