Huskies on the march; heading to pre-regional meet Friday

Marlys Good

The Burlington girls 4x100 relay team set a state qualifying mark of 56.57 seconds and Gideon George AQed in yet another event Saturday when he ran 11.24 in the 100-meter dash during competition at the Rocky Mountain Invitational. George’s time in the 100 puts him among the best in the state.

Jessie Michaels posted a first-place time of 13:19.09 in the 3,200, putting her second in the state in that event.

Coach Ryan Olson, proud of the way his athletes performed, noted that Kolby Broederlow was “right there” in the 300 hurdles, shooting for a school record that has stood for 25 years; he has a shot at an AQ in the event at the pre-regional meet in Thermopolis Friday.

The coach had high praise for George and Melissa Bullinger. Both seniors, Olson said, “are kids who will do anything you ask of them,” describing Bullinger as someone who dedicates herself to running not only in practices but off days as well.

Geroge has AQed in so many events, he, and his coach, will have to sort through to decide in which he will compete, both at regionals and at state. “He came up and told me he’d do whatever I wanted him to do.”

After a couple of rough weeks, Olson said his athletes are back in shape. He said at this stage of the season, a week away from regionals and two weeks away from state, “You don’t know when to push them and when to scale back; you want them in shape but you don’t want to risk injury.”

Olson has an enviable job facing him. He has five AQs in one event, multiple AQs in several events, so he’ll be weighing the odds, looking what other teams have and how they match up. It’s a job multiple coaches would love to take on.

Olson said there is tough competition in 1A and he looks to some exciting finishes at the regional and state meets.

Hopes are that all the Huskies remain injury-free after Friday’s meet in Thermopolis.

Events start at 12:30.

Results of Rocky Mountain Invitational



Team: Powell 206.5; Rocky Mountain 109.5; Lovell 112; Burlington 109.5; Meeteetse, Greybull, Riverside.


100-meters: 7th 13.78.

400-meters: Julia Nelson 1:06.56.

1600-meters: 6th Rylee Bassett 6:47.47.

3200-meters: 1st Jessie Michaels 13:19.09.

100-meter hurdles: 8th Libby Bassett 19.65.

300-meter hurdles: 5th L. Bassett 57.55.

Triple jump: 4th M. Bullinger 29-01.

High jump: 7th Victoria Nelson 4-06.

High jump: 7th (tie) V. Nelson 4-06.

Pole vault: 9th L. Bassett 7’.

4x100-relay: 6th Burlington A (Joey Chatwin, V. Nelson, Brooke Broederlow, Braelly Wardell) 56.57.

4x400-relay: 1st Burlington (Broederlow, Alexa Olson, Rylee Bassett, Chatwin) 4:49.47.

4x800 relay: 3rd Burlington (Wardell, Abby Casey, Brinly Casey, Libby Bassett) 13:50.

Sprint-medley: 3rd Burlington (R. Bassett, V. Nelson, Cheri Henderson, Abby Olson) 4:40.75.


Team: Powell 493.5; Rocky Mountain 196; Lovell 193.5; Burlington 166.5; Meeteetse; Riverside; Greybull.


100-meters: 3rd Gideon George 11;24.

400-meters: 6th Grant winters 57.05;12th Daniel Stanworth 1:02.58.

3200-meters: 2nd G. Winters, 11:08.31; 4th Jordan Michaels 11:29.53; 5th Casey Pederson 12:22.66.

110-hurdles: 1st George 15:39; 10th Seth Wardell 18.71.

300-hurdles: 1st Kolby Broederlow 41.93; 9th Wardell 48.84.

Triple jump: 1st George 41-03.50; 7th Kody Gotfredson 16.00.

High jump: 1st George 6-01; 2nd; 2nd Gotfredson 6-01; 5th (tie) Ryan McNiven 5-07; 5th (tie) Winters 5-07; 10th S. Wardell 5-05. 520.

Pole vault: 5th (tie) J. Gotfredson 11-03.

Shot put: 10th K. Gotfredson 38-03; 12th Broederlow 36-03.

Discus: 9th Broederlow 109-02.

4x100-relay: 5th Burlington A (Noah McMackin, K. Gotfredson, Michaels, Pablo Mendez) 49.40.

4x400-relay: 2nd Burlingaton A (K. Broederlow, Winters, Stanworth, Casey Pederson) 4:25.8.

Sprint medley: 2nd Burlington A (Alex Perez, S. Wardell, James Aagard, Cohen Schlenker) 4:32.28.