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Big day for Leisy with three wins on home track
Apr 7, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor
Ashtyn Leisy recorded the best performance of her career, winning three individual titles Saturday during the annual Roy Peck Invitational track and field meet at Wolverine Field.
The Riverton High School athlete won the 200 meters, 400 meters and the long jump titles.
The Roy Peck was Leisy's second meet of the season. Leisy competed in a dual vs. Lander Valley High School in March.
"I tore my hamstring last year," Leisy said. "I haven't run the 100 since my freshman year. I was very thrilled with how I did.
I was glad that I had pretty good competition that made me want to do better."
Leisy placed second in the 100 meters in 13.46.
Worland's Jessie Eaves won the race in 13.03.
"She is amazing at running," Leisy said. "She can do hurdles. She is just amazing overall."
Eaves is one of the top sprinters in the Class 3-A division.
"I'm really glad that I got to compete against her," Leisy said. "It pushed me a lot.
Leisy came back to win the 200 meters in 27.40.
"I was so happy getting first in the 200 meters," Leisy said.
"I was thrilled with what I ran. I hadn't run that fast ever."
Lee Anna Mitchell from Worland finished in the runner-up position in 27.98.
"My teammates around the track yelling helped me," Leisy said.
"They were getting me up and excited about that."
Leisy then captured the 400 meters in 1:03 for another victory on her home track.
"I don't ever remember felling that good after running the 400 meters," Leisy said. "I'm three seconds off qualifying.
I can get there during the year."
Taylor Bowns of Evanston ended second at 1:08.03.
Leisy won her third title on the day in the long jump at 15-0.25.
"I had a rough start in the long jump," Leisy said. "My last jump was average for me. It got me first."
Leisy's points helped the Wolverines finish third in the team standings with 104.50 points.
"Ashtyn was just outstanding today," RHS co-head coach Jorah Griffith said. "It was just a great effort. I was really proud of her."
In the shot put, Jordan Settlemire finished second in a throw of 31-4.
Teammate Stephanie Joy came in third (31-1).
Jensyn Pettit ran to a third in the 300-meter hurdles in 50.63.
"We had a good showing considering we are a little bit light coming off spring break," Griffith said. "I thought that everybody competed really hard and did the best that they could. I was happy with how things finished."
"We had about two thirds of our team here because of spring break. I was really proud of them," RHS co-head coach Tawn Gopp said. "We had a lot of great personal records. We had great splits in our relays."
Riverton's Lane Savage finished second in the shot put and discus.
Savage had a throw of 48-0 in the shot put. He went 128-3 in the discus.
Sean Watts finished third in the 200 meters in 23.67.
Watts was second in the 100 meters at 11.74.
Burlington's Ben Mancuso swept the two sprint races.
"Sean was competitive," Gopp said. "That gives him some good competition.
Ben is just outstanding. He is a pretty strong individual."
Mancuso dominated the high jump with a leap of 6-7.
Riverton will now compete in the Green River Invitational on Saturday.