Dogger girls fourth, boys fifth at SEWAC meet


LUSK – The Lingle-Fort Laramie High School concluded the track and field regular season with a fourth and fifth-place finish at the annual SEWAC Meet on Saturday.

Senior Kaelyn Riley won three gold medals to lead the Lady Doggers.

Riley won the 100-meter dash, long jump and triple jump.

“Kaelyn Riley had a super performance for our high school girls,” LFL coach Mike Lashley said.

In the 100, she tripped the stopwatch in 12.67 seconds while winning the triple jump 35 feet, 4 inches.

She also topped the long jump with a leap of 17-6, breaking a school record and SEWAC meet record.

“That is pretty rare air,” Lashley said.

Riley also finished second in the 200-meter dash in 26.03 seconds.

In the distance events, junior Cora Frederick ended the day with multiple top three finishes.

Frederick came home second in the 1,600-meter run in 6 minutes, 31.41 seconds while placing third in the 3,200 in 14:36.06.

In the 800-meter run, junior Jenna Kaufman placed third in 2:50.7.

In relay action, the 1,600-meter sprint medley relay team of Jordan Gaspers, Tiah Meyer, Kalli Nichol and Kaufman finished third in 5:08.12, while the same four runners finished fifth in the 4x100 in 59.21 seconds.

In field events, junior Savannah Mirich led the way with a fourth-place finish in shot put with a throw of 35-4 1/2. She also finished eighth in discus with a toss of 90-2.

In high jump, Gaspers and Nichol tied for sixth, clearing 4-6.

As a team, the Lady Doggers placed fourth with 71 points. Pine Bluffs dominated the meet, scoring 202 points, while Southeast was second with 101 points.

In the boys’ division, freshman Kyland Fuller picked up the team’s only individual gold on the day, accounting for two wins at the meet.

Fuller won the 800-meter run in 2:15.23.

The 1,600-meter sprint medley relay team of Alex Pugsley, Cooper Hill, Dustin Swartwood and Fuller picked up the team’s second win of the day in 4:00.67. Meanwhile, the 4x100-meter team of Pugsley, Quirt Lee, Swartwood and Pugsley finished fourth.

Hill added two individual medals to his name with a fifth-place finish in the long jump with a distance of 18-10 and a sixth-place finish in the 200-meter dash in 25.19 seconds.

In discus, sophomore Cordell Forkner earned the team’s lone medal in the throwing events with a toss of 120-6.

As a team, the Doggers finished fifth with 28 points. Glenrock won the team title with 206.5 points, while Pine Bluffs was second with 137.5.

Both Doggers teams travel to Sheridan for the 1A/2A/4A East Regional Track and Field Meet on Friday and Saturday, May 10-11. Field events are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. both days.


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