Locals fair well at state indoor track

Courtesy/DJ Johnson, 7220sports.com Nick Sherbeyn, left, prepares to make the handoff to Andrew Johnson in the 4x200-meter relay at the state indoor track meet in Gillette. The team finished fourth in the event in 1:35.39. Sherbeyn was one of eight student-athletes from Torrington, Southeast and Lingle-Fort Laramie high schools competing for the Cheyenne Central High School Indians.

GILLETTE – Eight Goshen County indoor track and field competitors brought home 11 medals from the Wyoming State Indoor Track and Field Championships in Gillette on March 6-7.

Southeast’s Jordan Stoddard paced the local contingent, who were competing for Cheyenne Central High School Indians, with four medals.

Stoddard brought home two gold medals, winning the 400-meter dash in 59.99 seconds, while running the final leg of the 4x400-meter relay in 4 minutes, 8.29 seconds.

Stoddard also finished second in high jump at a height of 5 feet, 6 inches and placed third in the 200-meter dash in 26.58 seconds.

Torrington’s Sera Glass also earned a medal, finishing third as a member of the 4x800-meter relay team in 10:12.59. Glass also finished 16th in the 800-meter run in 2:31.66.

Ona Albaugh did not qualify for finals in the 55-meter dash and the 200-meter dash, finishing 27th and 20th, respectively.

Cheyenne Central girls won state title with 95 points. Rock Springs was second with 68.

In the boys’ division, Torrington’s Nick Sherbeyn placed in the top five in three relays for the Central Indians. He crossed the finish line third in the 4x400 in 3:39.37, while placing fourth in the 4x200 in 1:35.39. Sherbeyn also finished fifth in the 1,600-meter sprint medley relay in 3:50.8.

Blazer Junior Fuller also finished fourth as part of the 4x200 relay team. Fuller also finished 16th in long jump at 19 feet, 7 inches.

Torrington’s Corbin Harris and Lingle-Fort Laramie’s Kyland Fuller also placed for Central at state.

Kyland Fuller joined Sherbeyn finishing third as a member of the 4x400-meter relay. Kyland Fuller also finished 27th in the 400-meter dash preliminaries.

Meanwhile Harris finished sixth in shot put with a toss of 49-7.5.

Lingle-Fort Laramie’s Dagan Davis also qualified for the shot put finals but did not place with a throw of 41-8.

Cheyenne Central boys finished fourth in the final team standings with 63 points. Sheridan won the team title with 117, while Star Valley was second with 67.

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