Lady Cyclones fourth at Zowada Invite


Clapper picks up 100-meter dash win for the boys’ team

LUSK – The Southeast High School girls’ track and field team finished fourth at Saturday’s Dennis Zowada Invite in Lusk.

The Lady Cyclones scored 86 points behind wins from junior Jordan Stoddard and sophomore Shelby Ekwall.

Stoddard won high jump at 5 feet, 8 inches, tying her mark set at the Best in the West Classic, while setting a personal record at 18-6 in the long jump for her second win of the day.

Meanwhile, Ekwall won shot put with a personal record of 38-5 1/2, beating out teammate Harper Boche, who finished fourth at 33-10 1/2.

In other field events, freshman Tylar Stoddard finished second in the triple jump at 30-10 1/2, while freshman Kylie Lewellen placed fourth at 29-10. Senior Hattie Waltmire finished 13th at 22-4.

In discus, junior Bree Coxbill finished second at 91-1, while Boche was fourth at 87-1. Freshman Kodi Andersen was eighth at 83-4. In pole vault, freshman Sasha Haines was 13th at six feet.

The Lady Cyclones had a pair of relay teams finish in the top five, including the 4x100 team of Haines, senior Emma Short, Tylar Stoddard and Waltmire. They finished third in 55.27 seconds, while the team sprint medley relay team of Lewellen, Syndney Moeller, Haines and Short finished fifth in 5 minutes, 52.1 seconds.

Short also finished fourth in the 100-meter dash finals, while a trio of Lady Cyclones finished in the top eight in the 400-meter dash. Tylar Stoddard finished fourth in 1:06.56, while Lewellen and freshman Kailey Porter placed sixth and eighth, respectively.

As a team, the Lady Cyclones finished fourth with 86 points. Burns won the team title with 153 points, while Wheatland finished second with 106.5.

In the boys’ division, junior Ryan Clapper won the team’s lone event.

Clapper won the 100-meter dash in 11.19 seconds, setting a personal record time in the event. Clapper also finished second in the 400-meter dash in 52.06 seconds. Kirk Kay was 11th, while Wyatt Gladson was 12.

Clapper, along with Dawson Mullock, Grant Logsdon and Reece Robertson, finished third in the 4x100-meter relay in 46.66 seconds.

In the 300-meter hurdles, Mullock finished sixth in 48.19 seconds.

In field events, Logsdon finished third in pole vault at 9-9 and sixth in triple jump at 38-2 1/2, while freshman Tommy Mulkey finished 11th in shot put at 34-9 and 16th in discus at 76-9.

Southeast finished ninth with 35 points. Burns won the team title with 123 points, while Wheatland was second with 95.

The Cyclones travel to Pine Bluffs on Saturday, May 8 for the SEWAC meet. Action begins at 10 a.m.

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