NEWCASTLE – The Southeast High School girls’ track and field team finished runner-up at the Class 1A East Regional Meet over the weekend in Newcastle.
The Lady Cyclones finished only 15 points behind cross-county rival Lingle-Fort Laramie in the championship hunt.
Senior Jordan Stoddard led the way for Southeast with four individual regional championships.
Stoddard won the 100-meter dash in 12.76 seconds, the lone sub-13 second performance of the race. She also won the 200-meter dash by a full second in a time of 26.5 seconds.
The other two of Stoddard’s victories came in field events, including long jump at 18 feet, 5 inches and high jump at 5-3.
Junior Shelby Ekwall also picked up two wins for the Lady Cyclones, sweeping the throwing events. Ekwall won shot put with a throw of 41-1, while sophomore teammate Harper Boche was second at 36-4. Ekwall also won discus with a throw of 101-10, while Boche was second at 98-1. Senior Bree Coxbill was third at 92-11, while sophomore Kodi Andersen was sixth at 88-8.
Freshman Angie Logsdon scored a win in triple jump with a leap of 32-4.25, while sophomore Tylar Stoddard was fourth at 30-2.75, while senior Grace Desmond was fifth at 30-3.25. Logsdon also finished second in pole vault, clearing 8-6.
The Lady Cyclones placed all four relay teams in the top five at regionals.
The 4x100 team of Logsdon, Tylar Stoddard, Baylie Booth and Sasha Haines won in 53.36, edging LFL by 0.3 seconds. The 4x400 team of Tylar Stoddard, Kylee Llewellyn, Desmond and Haines finished second in 4:31.74, while the 4x800 team of Tylar Stoddard, Booth, Llewellyn and Logsdon also finished second in 11 minutes, 37.58 seconds.
The sprint medley relay team of Haines, Booth, Kailey Porter and Taylor Hanson placed fifth in 5:29.29.
Hanson also finished sixth in the 300-meter hurdles and the 100-meter hurdles.
As a team, the Lady Cyclones finished second with 154 points, while LFL won the regional title with 169 points. Upton was third with 105.5.
In the boys’ division, the Cyclones picked up four wins on the weekend.
Two of the wins were courtesy of senior Ryan Clapper. He picked up the win in the 100-meter dash in 10.98 seconds while winning the 200-meter dash in 22.64 seconds. In those races, junior Wyatt Campbell finished third in the 100 and fifth in the 200. Junior Austin Short also placed seventh in the 200.
Clapper also placed second in the 400-meter dash in 51.31 seconds, while sophomore Wyatt Gladson was eighth in 58.78.
The 4x100-meter relay team of Campbell, Clapper, Short and Grant Logsdon won in 44.67 seconds. The other win went to Logsdon in the pole vault. He cleared 11-4 to win the event. Senior Kirk Kay placed sixth at 8-10.
In other field events, Mullock came home second in long jump at 19-7, while sophomore Cole Sauer was seventh at 17-1.5. In triple jump Short was sixth at 37 feet, while Logsdon was seventh at 36-6.
In hurdle action, Sauer placed eighth in 20.89 seconds.
As a team, the Cyclones finished third with 99.5 points. LFL won the team title with 191 points, while Upton was second with 139.
The Southeast track and field teams return to action Thursday through Saturday in Casper for the Wyoming 1A State Track and Field Championships hosted by Kelly Walsh High School.
Action gets underway at 3 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. Friday and Saturday.