MVHS and LHS, tough competitors at the BYU High School Invitational meet


The MVHS and LHS hurdlers are pictured at the recent MVHS Jeff Memorial track meet in Mountain View. COURTESY PHOTOS/WeAreMV/Merilee Edwards Antonino

LHS claimed two firsts, MVHS claimed one

BRIDGER VALLEY — Track and field athletes in Bridger Valley have been pushing the mark and working to increase their personal records throughout the season and will be rewarded this week as they hit the regional track meet in Worland.

The 3A West regional kicked off today and will carry over into tomorrow. All athletes who qualify for state will then go head-to-head against the competition next week at Casper.

The tracksters finished their last week of the regular season by pushing to improve their records.

Both Mountain View and Lyman sent their teams to the 2023 PACS BYU Invitational last Friday and Saturday in Provo, Utah; which played host to 141 teams throughout the region. The meet was held at the BYU Track Stadium.

Lyman and Mountain View were joined by eight other Wyoming teams: Big Piney, Cokeville, Evanston, Green River, Kemmerer, Lander, Pinedale and Star Valley. These teams competed in the 1A-3A division.

In the 1A-3A division, Lyman's Sage Bradshaw won the 1A-3A girls' long jump, with a 17-07.50 jump outdistancing second place by almost five inches for the 1A-3A division.

Caroline Bradshaw, LHS, claimed first place in the discus as she threw the discus for 111-05.75 feet, which outdistanced the second place through by three inches. She also took seventh place in the shot.

The MVHS Boys 4x100 relay team took first place in the 1A-3A division

Lander's Gage Gose won the 1A-3A 110 and 300 hurdles.

Big Piney's Colby Jenks won the 1A-3A 800 meters. Evanston won the boys' 4x400 relay for the 1A-3A division. Gabe Hutchinson of Evanston won the 1A-3A 400 meters. Evanston took 2nd in the 1A-3A boys' team standings.

With the number of schools at the meet, it is apparent the meet played host to a massive number of runners and athletes in events. Most events had athletes ranging from nearly 200 to over 350 as competitors. Many of the events were divided into quarters and then the top athletes of each quarter went up against each other.