Buffs post PRs, but struggle to score at Cody Invite

Nathan Oster

Greybull High School athletes struggled to stand out in a Cody Invitational field of mostly 3A and 4A teams, registering just six points on the day.
The meet attracted 15 teams, and on sheer numbers alone, the big schools held a distinct advantage.  The final standings showed Cody taking both the boys and girls divisions with 194 and 137.5 points.
Joining the Fillies in the top five of the boys division were Worland, with 93 points, Lovell with 71.5, Buffalo with 70.25 and Riverton with 62.
Worland also ran second in the girls division, finishing with 133.33 points, followed by Lander with 121, Buffalo with 78.5 and Campbell County with 61.5.
Greybull scored its only points of the day in the boys 1,600-meter sprint medley relay, as the foursome of Anthony Chacon, Jesse Brown, Kamryn Gorski and Clayton Didrickson clocked a 4:42.17, good for fourth.
The team’s top finishers in the individual events were Chaise Benasky, who was 12th in the 100-meter hurdles (18.46) and 13th in the high jump (4-5), and Wyatt Whaley, who was 23rd in the shot put (27-7).
Several athletes posted PRs, including Julia Paul-Blazquez (14.15 in the 100), Madison Herebia (15.10 in the 100, 32.3 in the 200), Whaley (27-7 in the shot, 63-4 in the discus), Josselyn Jara (21-6 in the shotput), Caiden Sorenson (13.32 in the 100) and Clayton Didrickson (2:41.15 in the 800).
Coach Nolan Tracy’s said it was nice to have a couple of his more experienced girls in Benasky and Kelsie McColloch (who ran the 100) back on the oval after each of them missed the opening Wind River Invite.
In addition to those who set PRs, Tracy said he was also encouraged by the times of Jesse Brown in the 100 and 200 and Anthony Chacon in the 300 meters.  Neither of them competed at Wind River.
While GHS is closed for spring break, the Buffs are scheduled to attend a meet in Burlington Friday afternoon.  Tracy made it an optional week for his athletes, giving everyone Monday and Tuesday off and telling anyone wishing to compete they must practice Wednesday and Thursday.