Indoor Track Looks Back on Successful Season


HALL FAST: Jesus Carrillo-Zarate works on his speed for indoor track. Later he used this speed to get lift poll vaulting at the state tournament. “State was not very good because I broke my hand, but before that all happened, it went really well.” Zarate’s highest vault of the season was 11 FT.

Emri Jenkins, staff writer

With some meets canceled due to COVID and always-challenging Wyoming winter road conditions, the indoor track teams had some smooth and rough running this season.

Junior sprinter Sara Mcken said,“My favorite meet would definitely have to be our very first meet when we went to Casper, and it was over night and super fun.”

McKen ran the state medley and “got 6th”  and also qualified for the  55 meter dash. McKen said she will miss senior  Jacie Angel.

Lane Oesch felt grateful to have a season. “I’m just glad that we got to have meets because of COVID regulations because there was a possibility that we wouldn’t of been able to have meets,” said Oesch, who ran in relays but did not qualify for state.  He will miss Gabe Clinger and looks back on the season as “Pretty low-key and a lot of fun.”

Peter Visser qualified to run the mile and two mile at state. He won both races and set a state indoor record running a scorching 4:14 mile.  Like his teammates, Visser was “just glad that we got to have a season and got to compete.”

Gentry Hendricks did not even expect her relay team to qualify for state, but not only did they qualify, they all achieves personal best times.

Gratitude for the chance to compete and make it to state seems to be a theme that characterized the indoor track season.