MVHS Buffalos boys team took first at 3A West regional track tournament
MVHS and LHS track and field athletes soared
WORLAND — The MVHS Buffalos boys track and field team took the 3A West Regional championship last week in Worland with158 points, over the second place win by Powell High School, 157.50 points.
As for the MVHS girls team, they took fifth place with 73.50 points. Both the LHS boys and girls teams took sixth place at the regional meet. This 3A regional for the West also included teams from Lander, Lovell, Lyman, Pinedale, Powell, Thermopolis and Worland.
The top eight in individual events and the top four in relays qualify for next week’s state championships in Casper, which started yesterday. This is the first time in years, the state track and field championships are slated to be snow-free. The forecast showed a 47% chance of rain yesterday. Temperatures were expected to be in the 60s and 70s for the three-day meet.
Team champions at the regional in Worland were the Mountain View boys and the Powell girls.
For the boys, Worland was third with 95.50 points, Lovell fifth with 94 points and Lyman sixth with 61 points.
For the girls teams Powell earned 169 points for their first place finish followed by Worland in second place with 160 points. Pinedale was third, Lander fourth, Mountain View fifth with 73.8 points and Lyman sixth with 53 points.
Both Mountain View and Lyman garnered several first place finishes. The Buffalos,
cornered first place in the pole vault with Mylie Micheli taking first in the girls event and Carson Eardley taking first in the boys event.
Eardley also took first in the 100 and again in the 300 hurdles. The 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams took first. In addition, the Buffalos 1600 sprint medley team took first.
Jaylee Antonino took first place in the 100 and 300 hurdles. She was back at the top in first place in the high jump.
First place winnings by the Lyman Eagle track teams included Braydon Bradshaw in the discus and Sage Bradshaw in the long jump.
As for the boys teams, Valley athletes from Lyman and Mountain View power players were tops in their events. Valley track athletes took six of the top eight spots in the discus and five of the top eight places in the shot.