Thinclads debut at Wind River Ice Breaker

Nathan Oster

=Greybull High School sent just 13 athletes to the first track and field meet of the spring Thursday in Pavillion.
The Wind River Ice Breaker attracted about a dozen teams, with the Jackson Hole girls and the Burlington boys topping their respective divisions.  Greybull scored six points in the boys division, two in the girls division.
“Considering we didn’t have our seniors, it was pretty hard to compare where we are to where we should be,” said Coach Nolan Tracy.  He did not have Chaise Benasky and Kelsie McColloch, who attended the state Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) convention and did not have the required number of practices to compete.
The foursome of Kamryn Gorski, Cord Edeler, Shawn August and Caiden Sorenson scored Greybull’s only points in the boys division, placing third in the 3,200-meter relay in a time of 10:23.89.
Tracy was encouraged by their outing. “Those kids and a couple others are looking at doing the sprint medley relay, maybe even the 4x1 and the 4x4, so I think we’ll end up with a couple more relay teams,” said Tracy. “Which ones, and who is on them, is up in the air.”
Wyatt Whaley supplied the highlight in the girls division.  Just a freshman, she placed seventh in the shot put with a heave of 27 feet, 2 inches.  Thirty-seven throwers, including some 3A competitors, entered the competition.
“Honestly, I think she was probably the only one of our kids who made finals,” said Tracy.
The Buffs are scheduled to compete in Cody today (Thursday, March 28).  Start time is 10 a.m. Tracy said he expects to enter more kids in that meet than he did in Wind River, adding that Benasky and McColloch figure to be very competitive in their specialty events.
He added that Greybull should be able to field a very strong 400-meter relay team this year.