TORRINGTON – The Southeast Cyclones boys and girls track teams competed at the 2A East Regional Invite this past weekend in Torrington, with the boys finishing seventh and the girls taking eighth.
Chase Lovercheck picked up the lone individual first-place finish among the Cyclone boys, winning the 800-meter run in historic fashion. His mark of 1:56.89 broke both the regional meet record and the Southeast High School record. Also individually, Lovercheck took second in the 400 with a time of 50.08 seconds.
Lovercheck helped pick up two gold medals in relay events. He was joined by Kaden Malm, Brady Fullmer and Brant Fullmer in the 1600-meter relay, winning with a time of 3:34.67. Lovercheck and Brady and Brant Fullmer linked up with Hayden Anderson for the 3200-meter relay, clocking a time of 8:44.92 to earn first.
Rounding out the relays, Anderson, Malm and the two Fullmer’s completed the 1600-meter sprint medley in 3:57.12, earning fourth. In the 400-meter relay, D.J. Homer, Reece Robertson, Sawyer Anderson and Luke Haas combined for a time of 49.27 seconds, earning fourth.
Malm snuck into the eighth slot in the 100, turning in a time of 12.15 seconds. Moving to the longer distances, Brady Fullmer, with a time of 54.76 seconds, edged his brother Brant Fullmer in the 400, with a time of 57.16 seconds. The pair finished seventh and eighth. Anderson rounded out the placers for the Southeast boys, taking seventh in the 800 with a time of 2:07.76.
Southeast’s boys squad amassed 54 points to take seventh, sandwiched between Lusk’s 57 points and Wright’s 53 points. Big Horn won the boys team title with 142 points, followed by Pine Bluffs (111) and Glenrock (89).
Morgan Ekwall continued her solid season in the shot put ring, picking up the Lady Cyclones’ only individual title. She won the event with a throw of 36 feet, 10.5 inches. In the other throwing event, Candee Coxbill took seventh in the discus with a throw of 101 feet, 3 inches. Kylie Carson took eighth in the discus with a 100-foot, 6-inch effort.
Sheela Flury rounded out the Southeast field athletes to place, taking eighth in the triple jump, clearing 28 feet, 11.25 inches.
On the track, the top Lady Cyclone finish came in the 3200-meter relay, where Hailey Anderson, Ellie Schmitt, Kelci Lovercheck and Jaiden Hopkins linked to take the top spot, turning in a time of 10:47.77. Macie Murphy took Hopkins’ spot in the foursome for the 1600-meter relay and the squad took second with a time of 4:27.23. In the 400-meter relay, Murphy and Schmitt were joined by Emma Short and Joycelynn Hottell, taking sixth with a time of 56.16 seconds.
Anderson notched two top-three finishes in individual events as well. She took the bronze in the 200, with a time of 28.17 seconds, and in the 400, with a time of 1:03.03.
Hopkins also had strong performances in individual events. She took fourth in the 3200, clocking a time of 13:20.26, along with a sixth-place performance in the 1600 with a time of 6:11.34. Lovercheck finished just behind Hopkins in the 3200, taking fifth with a time of 13:43.42.
The Lady Cyclones amassed 59 team points to finish eighth, just behind Wright’s 62 points. Burns stood atop the girls team standings with 93 points, with Pine Bluff’s 82 points and Moorcroft’s 70 points rounding out the top-three.
The individuals who placed in the top-eight and the top-four relays will all compete at the 2A State Meet in Casper this weekend.
Those that competed in Torrington but missed the top-eight include:
100-meter dash – 15, D.J. Homer, 12.45; 21, Luke Haas, 12.96.
200 – 12, Kaden Malm, 24.44; 13, D.J. Homer, 24.55; 27, Luke Haas, 26.40; 28, Reece Robertson, 26.50.
400 – 14, Sawyer Anderson, 59.79.
1600 – 12, Patrick Swank, 5:17.58; 19, Alexzander Ramirez, 5:32.43.
3200 – 12, Patrick Swank, 11:48.47.
Shot Put – 21, Hunter Woodruff, 35-8.5; 27, Patrick Swank, 34-5.5.
Discus – 21, Hunter Woodruff, 98-4; 31, Sawyer Anderson, 79-9.
Long Jump – 18, Greg Logsdon, 16-8.75; 20, Luke Haas, 16-5.5; 26, Reece Robertson, 15-5.
Triple Jump – 10, D.J. Homer, 36-1.75; 11, Greg Logsdon, 36-1.5; 15, Reece Robertson, 35-0.25.
100-meter dash – 9, Emma Short, 14.01; 14, Joycelynn Hottell, 14.17; 21, Sheela Flury, 14.66.
200 – 13, Joycelynn Hottell, 29.66; 30, Hattie Waltermyer, 33.25.
1600 – 11, Kelci Lovercheck, 6:35.52.
100-meter hurdles – 9, Kendall Haas, 18.53.
300-meter hurdles – 9, Kendall Haas, 53.70.
Shot Put – 19, Kylie Carson, 29-11.5; 25, Candee Coxbill, 27-2; 32, Danielle Clapper, 23-9.
Discus – 27, Morgan Ekwall, 76-4; 28, Carly Keller, 69-7.
Long Jump – 10, Joycelynn Hottell, 14-1; 15, Sheela Flury, 13-4.5; 23, Kendall Haas, 12-0.25.
Triple Jump – 10, Kendall Haas, 27-9.5; 18, Hattie Waltermyer, 23-11.75.