Lady Cyclones second at SEWAC

LUSK – The Southeast High School girls’ track and field team record a second-place finish at Saturday’s annual SEWAC Track and Field Meet in Lusk.

The Lady Cyclones picked up six individual first-place finishes en route to 101 team points. Pine Bluffs won the team title with 202, while Glenrock was third with 87.

Freshman Jordan Stoddard won three of the six events, but it was junior Morgan Ekwall breaking her own school record with a throw of 41 feet in the shot put.

Ekwall set a new record at the Best in the West Invite in April with a throw of 39 feet, 6 1/2 inches, only to break it again at the league meet.

Meanwhile, Stoddard won high jump at 5 feet, while winning the 200-meter dash in 25.90 seconds and the 400-meter dash in 59.27 seconds.

Senior Ellie Schmitt crossed the finish line in 2 minutes, 45.27 seconds to win the 400-meter dash, while the 4x400-meter relay team of Ellie Schmitt, Marjie Schmitt, Joycelynn Hottell and Stoddard picked up the win in 4:28.02, nearly 20 seconds ahead of second-place Glenrock.

Meanwhile, the 4x100 team of Emma Short, Marjie Schmitt, Ellie Schmitt and Hottell placed fourth in the 4x100.

Marjie Schmitt also placed third in the 300-meter hurdles in 51.23 seconds, while teammate Kendall Haas was sixth. Hass finished fourth in the 100-meter hurdles.

In discus, Kylie Carson and Candee Coxbill finished second and third with throws of 106-1 and 100-5, respectively.

In the boys’ division, the 4x400-meter relay team of Hayden Anderson, Greg Logsdon, Sawyer Anderson and Brant Fullmer picked up the Cyclones’ only win of the day in 3:40.96.

The Cyclones also had a number of second-place finishes.

The 4x100 (Reese Robertson, Logsdon, Sawyer Anderson and Fullmer), 4x800 (Sawyer Anderson, Hayden Anderson, Logsdon and Fullmer) and the 1,600-meter sprint medley relay team (Robertson, Zander Ramirez, DJ Homer and Patrick Swank) all finished second.

Fullmer was second in the 400-meter dash in 55.82 seconds, while Hayden Anderson was second in the 800-meter run in 2:15.91. Logsdon was third in the 800 in 2:16.51.

Logsdon was second in the long jump in 19-6, while Robertson came home second in the triple jump with a leap of 38-1 1/2. Homer was fifth in the triple jump at 35-8 1/2.

In the 1,600-meter run, Swank was third in 5:31.86.

As a team, the Cyclones finished fourth with 80 points. Glenrock won the team title with 206.5 points, while Pine Bluffs was second with 137.5.

Southeast will be back in action on Friday and Saturday at the 2A East Regional Track and Field Meet in Sheridan. Action gets underway at             9 a.m. both days.



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