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State Track - Saturday

Star Valley's Wyatt Moore wins the Class 4A boys 100-meter dash on May 18 during the Wyoming State High School Track and Field Championships at Harry Geldien Stadium in Casper.

Star Valley graduate Wyatt Moore was honored as the Wyoming Gatorade Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year on Monday. He is the first Star Valley athlete to win the outdoor award.

Moore won both the Class 4A 100- and 200-meter dashes at last month’s Wyoming State High School Track & Field Championships. Moore won the 100 in 11.09 seconds after running a 10.77 in the prelims and won the 200 with a 22.32. Moore also ran the anchor leg on the Braves’ 4x100 relay team that placed fifth and placed seventh in the long jump to help the Braves to a third-place team finish.

The University of Wyoming signee also excelled on the national stage this spring.

At the Simplot Games on Feb. 16 in Pocatello, Idaho, Moore finished third in the 200 with a 22.34. In early April, at the prestigious Arcadia Invitational in Los Angeles, Moore broke a 31-year-old school record in the 200 with a 21.76, finishing second by .32 seconds. And earlier this month at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals he placed 36th in the 100 with a 10.93.

During the indoor season, Moore won the 200 (22.61) and set a state record in the 55-meter dash with a time of 6.48 seconds.

This is the second Gatorade honor for a Star Valley athlete this school year as Braves’ upcoming junior Peter Visser was named the state winner of the cross country award.

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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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