Cyclone track and field team opens season at Chadron St.

Con Marshall/Chadron State College Sports Information Southeast sophomore Taylor Hanson competes in the 60-meter hurdles on Saturday at Chadron State College.

CHADRON, Neb. – The Southeast High School track and field team opened the 2023 season on Saturday at the annual Chadron State College High School Indoor meet.

It was the 36th year which at least one indoor high school meet has taken place inside the Nelson Physical Activity Center.

The Cyclones and Lady Cyclones were the lone Wyoming team which also included teams from Nebraska and South Dakota.

Seniors Shelby Ekwall and Dawson Mullock picked up wins for Southeast in the season-opener.

Southeast swept the top two spots in the girls’ shot put. Ekwall’s toss of 38 feet, 6 inches won the event over teammate Harper Boche, who was second at 36-10. In all, seven Lady Cyclones tallied a distance in shot put.

Mullock picked up the other Cyclone win in high jump, clearing a height of 5-10. Sophomore Kannon Tippetts finished fifth in the event at 5-4.

Southeast also had several runners-up finishes throughout the day on both the boys’ and girls’ division.

In the girls’ division, Tylar Stoddard finished second in both long jump at 14-7.75 and in triple jump at 32-9. The junior also finished second in the 200-meter dash in 28.41 seconds. Stoddard beat out teammates in both of those events. Freshman Kaycee Kosmicki finished fifth in long jump at 14-2.5, while Angie Logsdon finished third in triple jump at 31-1.

Logsdon also finished third in pole vault, clearing 8-6, while Kosmicki was third in the 1,600-meter run in 6 minutes, 16.38 seconds.

The duo of Taylor Hanson and Logsdon medaled in the 60-meter hurdles. Hanson placed fifth in 11.13 seconds, while Logsdon placed seventh in 11.18 seconds.

The 4x400-meter relay team of Kylee Llewellyn, Macy Tremain, Kosmicki and Sasha Haines finished third in 4:36.67. The only other medalist was Haines, who finished seventh in the 60-meter dash in 8.61 seconds.

In the boys’ division, Wyatt Campbell and Austin Short finished runner-up for the Cyclones.

Campbell finished second in the 60-meter dash in 7.36 seconds, while Short was second in the 200-meter dash in 25.25 seconds. Campbell was fifth in the 200 in 25.93 seconds.

Also medaling was Tippetts who placed fifth in the 400-meter dash in 59.40 seconds, while the sprint medley relay team of Campbell, Short, Mullock and Matthew Chapman crossed the finish line third in 3:38.27.

In field events, Mullock also finished third in the long jump at 19-2, while Short was fourth in the triple jump at 37-6.

No team standings were made available from the meet.

The Cyclone track and field teams are back in action on Saturday at the Morill (Nebraska) Early Bird Invite. Action gets underway at 9 a.m.