By SYDNEY BLAIR
WS sports writer
This last week the West Side Track Team traveled to Malad for their very
first meet of the year. Since it was the first meet, no scores were
recorded, but everyone’s times were dually noted. West Side competed against
three other teams: Malad, Rockland, and Bear Lake.
Already from the first meet there were a few standout individuals. From the
boys’ team West Side had Tyler Olsen running very well in the 3200m with a
time of 10:28. He is expected to have an amazing year.
Also John O’Brien sprinting the 200m in 23.67 will help out the Pirate’s
relay teams in the next few meets to come. Paul Stegelmeier pulled off an
amazing throw in the shotput, throwing a 38-8.
Coach Hansen, his throwing coach, is very ecstatic about him and Harlee
Wolfley as they both are excelling in their throwing events. Mason Lemmon
ended up shocking everyone in the high jump as he went a 6-1. After not
doing track last year, he is looking very promising for this track season.
Coach Moser is excited about his team this year.
As for the girls, Cherise Alder long-jumped a 13-1. Harlee Wolfley PRed in
her shotput throwing a 31-7. It is very rare for throwers to be PRing so
early in the season and Coach Hansen can’t wait to see how much more she can
Kelsie Clawson ran the 100 hurdles in 18.25 and is looking reasonably strong
for her hurdling events. Casey Rich and Caitlyn Beckstead are both doing
well in their sprinting events. Coach Hansen is excited about the distant
runners and knows they will contribute quite a few points for the team.
“Our expectation for this year is to take more girls to state than ever
before,” said Coach Hansen, “and our level of returning talent is looking
great. We are going to try to live up to our District Title.”
District track meet will be held at American Falls on Wednesday, March 21.
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