Lady Cyclones third at Pine Bluffs; boys place fourth


PINE BLUFFS – The Southeast High School track and field teams traveled to the Pine Bluffs Invite on Friday, and both teams came away with a top five finish as a team.

The Lady Cyclones finished the day with 99 points to finish third. Laramie won the team title with 198 points, while Burns was second with 107, while the boys’ team finished fourth with 74 points. The Laramie boys dominated the team title with 191 points, while Leyton (Nebraska) was second with 77.5 points. Burns was third with 75.5.

The Southeast girls were led by senior Jordan Stoddard, who picked up three wins on the day. Junior Shelby Ekwall also picked up a win.

Stoddard made a clean sweep, winning the 100-meter dash, high jump and long jump. Stoddard won the 100 in 13.64 seconds, high jump at 5 feet, 4 inches and long jump at 18-7.5.

Ekwall’s toss of 39-10 won shot put, beating teammates Harper Boche and Brenna Herring, who threw 36-9.5 and 32-7, to finish second and 10th, respectively.

Boche finished fourth in discus at 98-11, while senior Bree Coxbill placed fifth at 97-8. Herring came home ninth at 91-1.

In other field events, sophomore Tylar Stoddard finished sixth in triple jump at 31-6.25, while freshman Angie Logsdon placed eighth at 30-5. Logsdon also finished tied for third in pole vault, clearing 7-5.

The Lady Cyclones had all four relay teams finish in the top five, including a second-place finish in the 4x800 by Kailey Porter, Kylee Llewellyn, Tylar Stoddard and Baylie Booth, while the sprint medley team of Sasha Haines, Booth, Grace Desmond and Porter finished third. The 4x400 team of Taylor Hanson, Tylar Stoddard, Desmond and Haines finished fourth, while the 4x100 team of Logsdon, Tylar Stoddard, Booth and Haines placed fifth.

In the 400-meter dash, Haines finished runner-up in 1 minute, 6 seconds, while Logsdon finished eighth in the 300-meter hurdles in 58 seconds.

In the boys’ division, Southeast picked up three wins on the day.

Ryan Clapper led the way, winning the 200-meter dash in 23.45 seconds, beating out teammate Wyatt Campbell who finished second in 24.12 seconds. Campbell also finished second in the 100-meter dash in 12.16 seconds.

Clapper also picked up a win in the 400-meter dash in 51.57 seconds. Clapper also ran a leg of the 4x100-meter relay, along with Campbell, Grant Logsdon and Austin Short. The four Cyclones won the event in 43.88 seconds, by a full second and a half over second-place Burns.

In other relay action, the 4x400 team of Logsdon, Dawson Mullock, Short and Kannon Tippetts finished second in 3:48.76, while the sprint medley relay team of Matthew Chapman, Wyatt Gladson, Tippetts and Kirk Kay finished fifth.

In field events, Logsdon finished second in triple jump at 39-10 and placed fourth in pole vault, clearing 10-10.

Southeast will be back in action at Lusk’s Zowada Invite. Action begins at 9 a.m.

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