Indoor track athletes hang up running shoes

Mark Harmon took two second place marks at the state indoor track meet. COURTESY PHOTO/Malona Fenus Hamblin

MOUNTAIN VIEW — The indoor track season ended at the state track meet last Friday and Saturday, and tracksters from Mountain View made their presence known.

There were 23 teams competing at this year’s state championships, which was held at the Campbell County Recreation Center Fieldhouse in Gillette. The Mountain View team hit the track against Wyoming schools while most of their competition during the season had been at out-of-state meets.

“Well our season has come to end. It was a privilege and an honor to be able to work with these amazing athletes,” MVHS head coach Malona Fenus Hamblin posted on WeAreMV Sunday. “State Track was for sure a success. All of my athletes did great and I couldn’t be more proud. My kids competed with 90 percent 4A teams. The competition was high, but they all came to compete.

“Elena Jensen took third in the 3200m after having some obstacles placed in her way, and having to have to run the race twice. She also came back with tired legs and determination to place sixth in the 1600m,” Hamblin added.

In addition to Jensen’s marks, Colter Sweeney placed sixth in the triple jump.

Travis Harmon took two second places, one each in the 800M and in the 1600M. Harmon also placed eighth in the 400m, according to Hamblin.

“We had tears and heart breaks, but we also had happiness and achievements. No matter where they placed they need to all hold their heads up high and be so proud of themselves,” Hamblin said. “Great Job to all of them and the memories we made this season. Now it is on to our outdoor season with more PR’s to set and more accomplishments to attain.”

The 2020 Wyoming High School outdoor track and field season began with its first day of practice on Monday, March 9. The first competition day is on Thursday, March 19.

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