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8 t The Lovell Chronicle I May 19, 2011 www. LovellCh ronicle.com Seven Grizzlies to state track as sprint relay team breaks school record DAVID PECK low hurdles with a time 12th, 12-1, Brianna Hock- Seven members of the of 49.24 after qualifying er 14th, 11-8; triple jump- Rocky Mountain track for the finals on Friday at Hocker 12th, 28-103A (PR), and field team - six girls 50.48. Allred 15th, 27-, Stauffer and one boy - will be offto "She was closing on 16th, 26-6; shot put - Ash- the state track meet this Karen (Koritnik) until she ley Bridges 19th, 22-5; dis- weekend after strong per- hit the seventh hurdle," cus - Bridges 16th, 66-5 formances at te 2A West Beemer said. "She hit it (PR). Regional Track Meet in pretty hard and turned it On the boys side, se- Lander last weekend (or sideways. That threw her nior Brandon Foster will by pre-qualifyingearlier), off balance." be the sole athlete repre- The weather was Freshman Haley Strom senting RHMS in Casper balmy on Friday but ran under 19 seconds in after qualifying in both the breezy and cold Saturday, the 100-meter intermedi- long jump and triple jump. coach Dave Beemer said, ate hurdles for the first Foster won the long jump but noted that Rocky ath- time, placing sixth Satur- at 20-2 and placed second letes performed well on day with a time of 18.97 af- in the triple jump with a both days. ter qualifying for the finals leap of 39-93/L Beemer said One of the highiights at 19.05 on Friday. it seemed like Foster was of the meet for the Griz- "It was weird that, on jumping even further in zlies was the performance a cold day, she ran faster the long jump, but all of the of the 400-meter relay for some reason," Beemer distances were down a bit. team, which broke the said. "And it wasn't wind- "Both days the boys and Rocky Mountain school re- aided.", girls long-jumped about a Cord on Friday afternoon. Also qualifying for foot shorter down there," The quartet of Lauren Pe- State was sophomore Ra- he said. "BJ jumped really terson, Leslie Blackburn, chael Allred, who placed well, but it didn't measure Kallee Jo VCilson and Eli- seventh in the 3,200 meters well. I don't know about za Higgins raced around with a time of 14:53.42. their board. We just didn't the track with a time of Peterson nearly quali- get good length on the mea- 53.64, barely edging the fled for State in the 400-me- sures." school record of 53.65. ter dash, placing ninth in Almost qualifying for The team beat its sea- the preliminaries with a State was junior Austin son previous best time by timeofl:07.15, about asec- Brost in the 100-meter more than two seconds and ond behind Josee Vogel of dash. Brost ran a person- edged Lovell by ll/100ths Wind River. After battling al-record time of 12.52 to of a second in the race. injuries this season, Wilson place ninth in the prelimi- KARLA POmROY Asked what the key to nearly qualified for State naries. Rocky Mountain senior Eliza Higgins flies over a hurdle during the 300-meter the record-breaking race in the 200-meter dash, run- "Austin ran a good race. low hurdles preliminaries Friday. was, Beemer quickly re- ning the sprint for the first That's the fastest he's ever plied: "Handoffs." time this season and plac- run," Beemer said. "They hit their hand- ing 10th at 29.54. Also coming close to offs pretty good," he said. Other running results qualifying were Jack- "We don't have the speed include: son Stephens, 10th in the Lovell does, but they made 100m dash - Haley 400-meter dash at 57.62 it up with their handoffs. Stauffer 16th in prelimi- in the preliminaries, and They only beat Lovell by a naries, 15.11, Hannah Ethan Strom, llth in the stride. Parker 19th in prelims, 400-meter prelims at 57.79. "It was a close race with 15.57, both personal re- Brost ran a personal-record Lovell. I was surprised it cords; 200m dash- Parker 58.20 in the 400 prelims, (the time) wasn't faster 17th in prelims, 32.53. finishing 12th. than that." In field events, Black- Other Rocky Mountain Also capturing first burn continued her con- results: place in Lander - this time sistent performance in the 100m dash - Bran- on Saturday morning - high jump, placing third on don Asay 14th, 12.82, Car- was the 3,200-meter relay Friday by clearing 5 feet. los DeLaCruz 22nd, 13.73; team of Blackburn, Peter- Wilson placed fourth in the 200m dash - Foster 14th, son, Rachael Allred and triple jump with a leap of 25.25, Brost 17th, 25.52, Higgins, running the eight 31-2, about two feet below Stephens 24th, 26.15, laps in a season-best time her season best, but Beem- Strom 25th, 26.26; 400m of 10:52.26  said the Lander c0m- dasti" Jake Ldyning 20th, The Lady Grizz were p]x doesn't have a 28,foot l:02.56;400mrelay:Rocky strong in the 800-meter board preferred by many seventh, 49.15 (Asay, Ste- run. Higgins ran the open athletes, forcing them to phens, Strom, Foster); 800 for the first time this use a 24-foot board or a 1,600m relay - Rocky season and placed second 32-foot board. That kind eighth, 3:58.32 (Stephens, withatimeof2:29.73,while of "messed with Kallee's Strom, Loyning, Brost); fellow senior Peterson ran mind," the coach said. long jump - Asay 18th, 15- her season-best time to Other field event re- 9, DeLaCruz23rd, 14-3; place third at 2:31.43. sults include: shot put - Jessee Wilson DAvm PECE Higgins also placed Long jump - Haley 16th, 33-11; discus - Wil- Rocky Mountain freshman Carlos DeLaCruz kicks up sand as he lands in the second in the 300-meter Stauffer llth, 12-8, Strom son 14th, 85-2. pit during the long jump competition Saturday in Lander. Little League announces hit-a-thon winners DAVID PECK North Big Horn Little League Yankees player Jeremy Schneider rounds third base as his third-base coach and father John urges him on during an opening- day majors game on May 7 at the new Northeast Little League Ballpark. The new North Big Horn tee-ball, coach pitch, minors and majors Little League schedule is in full swing now in mid-May. North Big Horn Little League President Doug Ar- nold this week announced the results of the hit-a- thon fundraiser held dur- ing opening-day festivities on May 7. Results are as follows: MAJORS Total Bases 1. Ty Teter/Orioles, 61 bas- es (won Demarini bat) 2. Lane Hoover/Orioles, 43 bases 3. Jason Harford/Orioles, 33 bases 4. Brandon Teter/Orioles, 31 bases 5. Riley Abraham/Orioles, 29 bases Top Batting Average 1. Porter Nichols/Orioles, .714 (won equipment bag) 2. Lane Hoover/Orioles, .667 2. Jason Harford/Orioles, .667 3. Marissa Arnold/Rockies, .633 4. Wyatt Horrocks/Rockies, .600 4. Jeremy Schneider/Yan- kees, .600 4. Dillon Schneider/Yan- kees, .600 4. Ty Teter/Orioles, .600 4. Riley Abraham/Orioles, .600 5. Kade Gifford/Yankees, .567 5. Spur Hackney/Rockies, .567 5. Lathan May/Rockies, .567 Top Pledge 1. Carson May/Rockies, $300 (won Under Armor batting gloves) MINORS Total Bases 1. Dylan LangstordA's, 39 bases (won Demarini bat) 2. Zane Horrocks/A's, 28 bases 3.Mikkel McIntosh/Reds, 27 3. Ethan Hessenthaler/ Dodgers, 27 4. Thomas Hinckley/A's, 25 4. Jared Fuller/Phillies, 25 5. Kyle Hoyt/Phillies, 23 5. Juan Rivera/A's, 23 Top Batting Average: 1. Zane Horrocks/A's, .833 (won equipment bag) 2. Mikkel McIntosh/Reds, .714 3. Nathan Hatch/A's, .633 3. Thomas Hinckley/A's,' .633 3. Rhett Partridge/Dodgers, .633 4. CJ Pickett/Reds, .600 4. Jess Wambeke/Dodgers, .600 5. Jared Fuller/Phillies, .567 5. Frank Minchow/Reds, .567 Top Pledge: 1. Dallen Mangus/Dodgers, $165 (won Under Armor batting gloves) COACH PITCH: Total Bases 1. Ezra Harlow/Hot Rods, 17 bases (won Easton bat) 2. Derek Parks/Hot Rods, 13 3. Kane Ferguson/Hot Rods, 11 3. Kaycee Twitchell]Paw- Sox, 11 3. Zach Simmons/Luguuts, 11 3. Jackson Jolley/Lugnuts, 11 4. Trace Moss/Bats, 9 4. Conner Duggan/Bats, 9 5. Bo Arnold/Lugnuts, 8 Top Batting Average: 1. Derek Parks/Hot Rods, .433 (won equipment bag) 1. Ezra Harlow/Hot Rods, .433 2. Kane Ferguson/Hot Rods, .367 2, Kaycee Twitchell/Paw- Sox, .367 2. Zach Simmons/Lugnuts, .367 3. Trace Moss/Bats, .300 3. Jackson JoUey/Lugnuts, .300 3. Conner Duggan/Bats, .300 4. Bo Arnold/Lugnut.s, .267 5. Russell King/Hot Rods, .200 5. Anna Fuller/Bats, .200 5. Cambree Miller/Lugnuts, .200 5. Larry Woodington/Lug- nuts, .200 Top Pledge: 1. Larry Woodington/Lug- nuts, $70 (won Under Ar- mor batting gloves) Overall League Team for Pledge Collections: 1. 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