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Laramie meet on tap for indoor tracksters
Feb 27, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor
A pair of indoor track meets is left on the schedule for the Riverton Wolverines.
Riverton is slated to compete in a meet Friday at the University of Wyoming indoor track facility.
"We are going to take our full team to Laramie," RHS coach Tawn Gopp said. "We are hoping to have some good performances. It has been awhile since some of our kids have competed in a meet."
Riverton is planning to have 25 to 30 athletes in the one-day meet.
The other meet going on this weekend is the Gillette Duals.
"Sheridan and the Casper schools will be up there," Gopp said.
The Cheyenne schools, Rock Springs and Green River join RHS in the Laramie meet.
The state meet in Gillette will wrap up the season March 7-8.
The Wolverines competed against the best indoor track athletes from the western part of the United States Feb. 13-15 at the annual Simplot Games in Pocatello, Idaho, on the campus of University of Idaho.
"They would have had to have outstanding performances to make the finals," Gopp said.
Sean Watts placed in the top 25 in the 55-meter run with a time of 6.71.
"He ran decent, but not great," Gopp said. "He was a little slow at the start, then he came on hard at the finish."
Watts won his heat, but it wasn't enough to make the finals.
Ashtyn Leisy competed in the long jump and went 16-6.
"It was probably one of her best indoor jumps of the year," Gopp said. "It just wasn't enough to make it into the finals.
The Wolverines saw many fast times in different events.
"It's always nice to go over and see that level of competition," Gopp said.
"The kids see what it takes to perform at that level."