Huskies, Lady Huskies claim third at Bill Gerrard Memorial Track Meet

Marlys Good

The Burlington track teams did themselves up proud at the Bill Gerrard Memorial in Greybull Saturday. Not only did both 4x800 relay teams finish third in the 10-team field in AQ times, there were four high-jumpers who had AQs. Ryan McNiven, Kody Godfredson, Clayton Edwards and Victoria Nelson and freshman Jessie Michaels AQed by the slimmest of margins (.4) in the 3,200 run with a time of 13:30.64. Coach Ryan Olson said it is unusual to AQ in an event in that fraction of a second, perhaps only in an event like the 100 meters, not in long distance.

Coach Olson was very pleased by the results of the meet, giving credit to the athletes who came to practice with excellent attitudes and who worked so hard to improve and get better.

He credits a lot of the team’s good performances to the team of volunteers who come to practice and help in their areas of expertise. These include Brandy Lee, running, Preston Wardell and Mike Aagard, helping the throwers, Kenny Ellison and Whitney Neves, who mentor the pole vaulters. Olson said it is even more important and helpful considering they have 36 thinclads.

He was very happy with his young throwers, who work so hard, improving technique and distances knowing at big meets, the top placers are usually juniors and seniors – who have matured and improved every year. He singled out Mickey Maroni and Hunter Aagard for their dedication and the distances in the discus last week.

“I think they will do great things for us this year.”

As the season progresses Olson will be sharing news of athletes who have personal best times, distances, heights. One of his great satisfactions as a coach is to put names of athletes who attain PRs on the “wall of fame” at Burlington High School. He said track is an individual sport, but it is also a “team sport,” that it is not always who stands on top of the awards platform, but those who push their friends in practice, those who perhaps take a 7th or 8th place, relaying the story of a senior thrower who placed 8th at the State meet, throwing his team to the championship by a mere one-half point.

The Huskies will compete at the Shoshoni Invitational Thursday. Olson said since this is spring break, he is not sure how many athletes will attend, but is sure they will all do their best.


Girls team scores: Tongue River 201, Rocky Mountain 78, Burlington 72; Shoshoni 47; Ten Sleep 46; St. Stephens 29, Riverside 28, Wind River 27, Greybull 17, Dubois 7.

100-meters: 4th Melissa Bullinger 13.93

200-meters: 8th Bullinger 29.50 Joey Chatwin, 31.78, 16th Brooke Broederlow 31.88

300-meter hurdles: 2nd Victoria Nelson 54.05; 4th Libby Bassett 1:0300.

3200-meters: 2nd Jessie Michaels 13:30.64.

800-meters: 2nd Julie Nelson 2:38.64; 3rd Cheri Henderson 2:39.53

High jump: 2nd V. Nelson 4-10; 11th Libby Bassett 4-00.

Long jump: 13th Julia Nelson 12-01.75

Shot put: 15th Broederlow 23.00.

Triple jump: 6, M. Bullinger, 29:02.75; 11th Alexa Olson 25.04.50; Abby Olson 21.09.50

4 x 100 relay: 4th Burlington () 1:01.66

Sprint Medley: 2nd Burlington 5:12.37.

4 x 800 relay: (Cheri Henderson, Julia Nelson, Jessie Michaels, Melissa Bullinger), 11:19.57


Team scores: Tongue River 143, Rocky Mountain 141, Burlington 91, Ten Sleep 48, Dubois 48, Wind River 39, Western Heritage 28, Shoshoni 23, Riverside 22, Greybull 16.

100-meters: 9th Clayton Edwards 11.98

110-hurdles: 1st Kolby Broederlow 17.08; 6th, Seth Wardell 20.25.

200-meters: 5th C. Edwards 23.96.

300-hurdles: 4th K. Broederlow 45.40

400-meters: 8th Jordan Michaels 58.97; 11th Casey Pederson 1:05.45.

800-meters: 3rd Grant Winters 2:16.23; 4 (tie) Adam Bullinger, Michaels 2:22:19; 6th Cohen Schlenker 2:26.42; 9th VC. Pederson 2:33.71

Discus: K. Broederlow 105.-05; 6th Mickey Maroni 89-06; 12th Hunter Aagard 83-02; 13th Jared McNiven 83-00; James Aagard 81-00

High jump: 2nd Ryan McNiven 5-11; 4th Kody Godfredson 5-09; 5th C. Edwards 5-09; 10th Seth Wardell 5-01; 11th C. Mciven 5-01.

Long jump: 4th Jack Godfredson 18-07.75; 8th Brian McNiven 17-08; 9th Nathaniel Boreen 17-03.50

Shot put: 10; K. Broederlow 32-04; 11th J. McNiven 31-00; 12th H. Aagard 30-10; 13th B. McNiven 30-02.

Triple jump: 8th J. Michaels 33-05; 9th Max Cooley 30-05; 10th H. Aagard 26-08.

Sprint medley relay: 3rd Burlington 4:27.30

4 x 800 relay: Burlington (Daniel Stanworth, Casey Pederson, Cohen Schlenker, Grant Winters) AQ 9:42.50.