Freshman Henson AQs in triple jump

Nathan Oster

After enduring a cold, windy Friday in Shoshoni, Greybull High School freshman Marlee Henson took advantage of more favorable weather conditions Saturday in Lovell where she bettered the state qualifying standard in the triple jump.
Henson’s leap of 32 feet, a personal record, was the best of the day by a 2A jumper.  The top four placers in the event were black-and-orange clad 3A competitors who hailed from Powell and Worland.  The winner went 35-5 1/2.
Henson has become the team’s top point scorer.  With her AQ in the triple jump, she’s now qualified for state in two events — the 100 meters being the other — and is close in a third.  She ran the 200 in 28.42 in Lovell, placing third.  The 2A girls qualifying standard is a 28.14.
Rounding out the scoring for the girls team were Chaise Benasky, who placed third in the 100-meter hurdles; and Julia Paul-Blazquez, who took seventh in the 100 meters.
The Greybull boys had only one individual placer in Carter Peasley, who cleared 5-4 to capture sixth in the high jump.  The 400-meter and 1,600-meter relay teams also contributed points, placing second and fifth respectively.
New personal records were set by Cord Edeler, in the 800, and Clayton Didrickson, in the 800 and the triple jump.
In addition to the better weather conditions, Saturday’s meet was much smaller than the one the Buffs attended Friday in Shoshoni.  Two dozen teams attended, many of them hailing from the 3A ranks. The Lander girls and the Thermop boys topped the final standings.
Wyatt Whaley, who finished fourth in the shotput, was the team’s only individual placer.
“We go to that meet so we can compete on the track where regionals will be held,” said Coach Nolan Tracy.
This week
The Buffs are scheduled to compete at Saturday’s Rocky Mountain Invitational, their next-to-last meet of the regular season.  Next up will be a pre-qualifier meet in Thermopolis, followed by the Class 2A West Regional May 10-11 in Lander.
Tracy said GHS is lined up to host a twilight triangular Tuesday, April 30 to make up for the cancellation of the Bill Gerrard Memorial earlier this season.  Burlington and Riverside are expected to attend.   Start time is 4 p.m.

GIRLS RESULTS — Lander 152, Big Piney 89, Rawlins 56, Kemmerer 47, Riverside 37, Saratoga 35, Burlington 26.5, BRidger 26, HEM 26, Wyoming Indian 26, Thermopolis 20, Dubois 20, Glenrock 19.5, Kaycee 17.5, Shoshoni 14.5, Wind River 12, St. Stephens 10, Midwest 9, Greybull 5.
SHOT PUT — 4, Wyatt Whaley, 29-9 3/4.
BOYS RESULTS — Thermopolis 114, Lander 111, Burlington 86, Rawlins 58, Dubois 49, Glenrock 47, Riverside 39, Big Piney 39, Wyoming Indian 23, Midwest 20, Ten Sleep 18, Wind River 17, Kaycee 16.5, Saratoga 15.5, HEM 10, Bridger 10, Arapahoe Charter 8, Kemmerer 7.5, Greybull 6, Shoshoni 4, Western Heritage 3, Farson-Eden 0-5.
3,200 RELAY — 6, Greybull (Kamryn Gorski, Shawn August, Cord Edeler, Caiden Sorenson), 10:06.82.
1,600 SPRINT RELAY — 7, Greybull (Daniel Baker, Anthony Chacon, Jesse Brown, Sorenson), 4:27.6.
400 RELAY — 8, Greybull (Baker, Carter Peasley, Sorenson, Brown), 49.65.

GIRLS RESULTS — Powell 188, Worland 188, Lovell 54, Rocky Mt. 38, Burlington 27, Greybull 16.
100 METERS — 5, Marlee Henson, 13.61.  7, Julia Paul-Blazquez, 13.95.
200 METERS — 3, Marlee Henson, 28.42.
100 HURDLES — 3, Chaise Benasky, 17.6.
TRIPLE JUMP — 5, Henson, 32-0 1/2.

BOYS RESULTS — Lovell 148, Worland 142.5, Powell 127.5, Burlington 76, Rocky Mt. 11, Greybull 11.
400 RELAY — 2, Greybull (Daniel Baker, Carter Peasley, Caiden Sorenson, Jesse Brown), 49.81.
1,600 RELAY — 5, Greybull (Brown, Cord Edeler, Shawn August, Sorenson), 4:08.99.
HIGH JUMP — 6, Peasley, 5-4.