Southeast trio leads track teams at Pine Bluffs

PINE BLUFFS – Juniors Ryan Clapper and Jordan Stoddard and sophomore Shelby Ekwall led the Southeast track teams to a combined six wins on Friday at the Pine Bluffs Invite.

The trio won two events each.

Clapper won the 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash in 11.81 seconds and 23.16 seconds, respectively.

Clapper, who also ran a leg of the sprint medley relay along with Reece Robertson, Grant Logsdon and Brant Fullmer, finished second in 3 minutes, 58.88 seconds.

The only other two Cyclones to medal at the meet were Logsdon and Dawson Mullock.

Logsdon finished seventh in the triple jump at 37 feet, 9 inches, while Mullock placed eighth in the long jump at 18-3.

Logsdon also finished just outside the top eight with a ninth-place finish in pole vault at a height of 8-9.

In the girls’ division, Stoddard won long jump at 17-7 1/2, beating out senior teammate Emma Short, who finished eighth at 13-5. Sasha Haines finished 10th at 13-2 1/2.

Stoddard also won high jump at a height of 5-6.

In the throwing events, Ekwall won both the shot put and discus.

Ekwall won shot put with a toss of 35-4, beating out freshman teammate Harper Boche, who placed third at 32-9 1/2.

In discus, the Lady Cyclones placed four in the top eight.

Ekwall won the event with a throw of 97-2. Bree Coxbill was second with a height of 95-8, while Kodi Andersen was fourth at 88-6. Boche was eighth at 79 feet.

The sprint medley relay team of Kailey Porter, Short, Sasha Haines and Tylar Stoddard placed second in 5:04.85.

Tylar Stoddard finished fourth in the triple jump at 30-0 3/4, while Kylie Lewellen was ninth at 27-9.

No team standings were available at press time.

The Southeast track and field teams head to the Zowada Invite hosted by Niobrara County High School in Lusk on Saturday. Action gets underway at 9 a.m.



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