LFL girls second at T-Town Qualifier

TORRINGTON – The Lingle-Fort Laramie girls’ track and field teams took part in both the T-Town Qualifier in Torrington and the Wyoming Track Classic in Casper – an invite only meet – last Friday.

“We had some very good performances at the T-Town Qualifer,” coach Mike Lashley said. “We recorded some PRs, in spite of the weather and we were able to get a few different relay combinations pre-qualified for state. That will give us some flexibility at regionals.”

The Lady Doggers finished runner-up in the team standings, while the boys’ team placed fourth.

The girls’ team picked up three wins on the day. 

Jada Kaufman won the 100-meter hurdles in 16.91 seconds, beating out teammate Grace Gibson was 17.87 seconds, while the 4x400 relay team of Jordynn Speckner, Kenzie Wilkins, Hadley Wilkins and Gibson won in 4 minutes, 34.63 seconds. The sprint medley relay team of Gibson, Kenzie Wilkins, Kaufman and Speckner won in 4:50.34.

The Lady Doggers finished the day second with 93.5 points.

In the boys’ division, the Doggers picked up four wins.

Nolan Spears won the 400-meter dash in 54.40 seconds, while Sully Wilson won the 3,200-meter run in 11:18.44. Cooper Smith won the 300-meter hurdles in 47.13 seconds, beating out teammate Brady Cook, who finished fourth.

The Doggers ended the day with 94 points to place fourth.

That evening, LFL took six athletes to the Wyoming Classic in Casper.

“I was really proud of the way we competed at The Classic,” Lashley said. “They went up against the top 8-9 athletes in the entire state in each event and represented Dogger Nation very well.”

Boyd Oliver was the highest placing Dogger with a second-place finish with a throw of 144 feet, 3 inches.

“Boyd Oliver had a fantastic night, as he PR’d by five feet and placed second in the discus,” Lashley said. “He has been throwing well in practice. It was nice to see him put it together in a meet.”

Emma Walker also set a personal record time in the 300 hurdles, placing sixth in 47.44 seconds.

Slade Hopkins finsihed fourth in the 400-meter dash in 49.61 seconds.

“It was an incredible race,” Lashley said. “Four runners were in the 48-49 range. The winner broke the meet record.”

Louden Bremer and Myles Wilson also took part in the Casper meet. Bremer came home sixth in the 300 hurdles, while Wilson was sixth in the 1,600-meter run.

The LFL track teams head to Burns for the SEWAC meet on Saturday. Action gets underway at 9:30 a.m.