MOUNTAIN VIEW — The wet, cold spring season has cut into the meets the MVHS tracksters have competed in this year, but they are off to Rock Springs tomorrow.
The Ted Schroeder Meet of Hope will play host to 12 Wyoming high schools as the athletes buckle down, set their marks and strive to turn in their personal bests. Personal bests are a goal for tracksters, but it is also nice if they can push the button to be one of the ones who rise to the podium.
Host school Rock Springs will welcome the following schools to the field and track: Green River, Rawlins, Pinedale, Lyman, Mountain View, Big Piney, Kemmerer, Hanna, Farson, Saratoga and Wyoming Indian. The forecast includes chances of moisture intermittent throughout the day with some clouds.
MVHS was scheduled to compete at the Pete Olsen Memorial at Big Piney March 29, but that meet was cancelled due to the weather. Six schools were slated to compete at the Pete Olslen.
Some of the MVHS tracksters laced up their shoes and competed at the Utah Valley University High School Open in Orem, Utah last Saturday, March 30.
An interesting note of this meet is Kimball Madsen took third place in the javelin with a throw for 165-11 feet. The javelin is not a sanctioned event in Wyoming, but as in the past, sometimes Wyoming athletes test their mettel against those from Utah and Idaho when they have the chance. This place earned six points for the Buffs and a trip to the podium for Madsen.
Madsen also used his throwing arm to claim sixth place in the discus. He hefted the discus for 134-10 feet, earned three points, and another trip to the podium.
He also took 16th in the shot, followed by teammates Colby Rees at 24th.
Hurdlers in MVHS continue to impress. At the meet in Orem, Briggin Bluemel again showed MV hurdlers develop the fine line of skimming a hurdle. Bluemel took fifth place in the 110 meters out of a field of 50. He earned a trip to the podium and points for the Buffs.
Overall, the two MVHS teams had a combined score to earn the 22nd place of the meet. None of the Lady Buffs racked up the points and a trip to the podium as only the first eight places earn the trip. But the ladies also turned in respectable times and distances.