In the first year of the new reclassified track teams, Kelly Walsh went to Evanston and swept the Class 4A West Regional Track Meet this past weekend.
The boys cruised to a 48.5-point win over second-place Rock Springs while the girls held on for a 15-point victory over second-place Cody.
Ryan Foy, Sage Coventry, Emory Yoosook and Brock Spiegelberg captured individual wins for the Trojans. Coventry won both the triple jump (44-2.5) and the high jump (6-4), as the only Trojan to win multiple individual events. Foy, the defending pole vault champion, won that event on attempts by clearing 12-10. Spiegelberg threw a personal-best 49-5.5 to win the shot put by nearly 4 inches.
Yoosook also ran as part of Kelly Walsh’s winning 4x100 relay team along with Darius Wiggins, Tyler Whitley and Donte Wilson. That team ran the combined 400 in 43.52 seconds.
Cole Goinch swept the hurdles with a 15.46 (110) and a 39.89 (300) and Zach Geffre won the discus (145-10) to deliver wins for second-place Rock Springs.
Star Valley standout sprinter Ryan Moore finished with a 21.87 in the 200 and a 10.87 in the 100. Both of those marks won regional gold.
Kelly Walsh’s freshman duo of Finley Klinger and Makena Clemens brought home regional gold. Klinger won the 3,200 by finishing in 12 minutes, 10.03 seconds, and Clemens won the discus by 10 feet with a heave of 125-5.
Taylor Rowe was the only other individual gold medalist for the Kelly Walsh girls after she won the 200. Rowe also ran on the Lady Trojans’ winning 4x100 relay team, also consisting of Hannah Glynn, Chayci Russell and Kailey Walker. That team clocked a 50.58 to win. The Cody girls were led by Riley Smith, Paige Powell and Grace Shaffer. Smith won the 1,600 both the 800 (2:18.28) and the 1,600 (5:24.12), Shaffer defended her pole vault crown by clearing 11-6, and Powell won the high jump on attempts at 5-foot-4. Defending triple jump state champion Favour Wanjoku of Rock Springs won with a leap of 38 feet, 4.75 inches. Riverton’s Naya Shime, the defending state long jump champion in Class 3A, won that event with a jump of 17-8.75.