Star Valley distance standout Peter Visser scored Wyoming’s only top-10 finish at the New Balance Nationals on Saturday in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Visser finished second in his heat and 10th overall in the championship division of the 2,000 steeplechase by crossing the line in 6 minutes, 3.86 seconds. Visser, who will be a junior at Star Valley in the fall, won the Class 3A cross country championship and the Class 4A 3,200 run during the outdoor track season. Wyatt Moore, a Wyoming signee and Star Valley graduate, finished 36th in the open 100 with a time of 10.93. Moore will run the open 200, championship division, on Sunday. Moore and Visser ran as half of Star Valley’s sprint medley relay team that competed at the New Balance Nationals on Friday, along with Wyoming signee Asefa Wetzel and Dean Shaw.
Thunder Basin graduate Ryan Kienzle competed in the emerging elite section of the shot put and finished 24th with a throw of 50 feet, 9.5 inches on Saturday.
Ben Williams of Jackson rounded out the Wyoming contingent’s performances with a 21st-place finish in the emerging elite division of the 2-mile by completing the course in 9:54.81. Williams finished fifth in the Class 4A 3,200 during the spring track season as a sophomore at Jackson. Jackson’s Wyatt Sullivan was entered to run in Saturday’s race as well but did not start.