LFL girls 2A regional champs, boys runner-ups

Robert Galbreath
Posted 5/14/24

The Lingle-Fort Laramie High School girls' track team garnered the 2A regional title in Sundance with the boys' placing second.

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LFL girls 2A regional champs, boys runner-ups


SUNDANCE – Lingle-Fort Laramie (LFL) High School tracksters set the bar high at the 2024 2A Regional Track and Field Meet in Sundance on May 10-11, filling their bag with hardware and new meet records.

The Lady Doggers garnered the regional championship, beating six other schools in the process. LFL tied with Big Horn for the top spot at 109 points.

The LFL boys finished second out of eight teams, posting 109 points as well.

Junior Jada Kaufman clinched the 2A regional championship in both girls’ hurdling events. Advancing to the finals for the 100-meter hurdles, Kaufman won the event with a time of 17.63 seconds. In the 300-meter hurdles, Kaufman bagged gold with a time of 50.23 seconds, crossing the finish line 0.5 seconds ahead of Big Horn’s Cooper Davies.

Junior Louden Bremer advanced to the regional championship in the boys’ 300-meter hurdles, clocking in at 40.28 seconds. Bremer finished by a 1.16-second margin over the runner-up, Ethan Norris of Burns, and broke the 2A East regional meet record set by Burns’ Paden Wilson in 2015 of 40.32 seconds.

In throwing events, freshman Charlotte Speckner secured the regional championship in the shot put, hitting a mark of 34 feet, 4 ½ inches. The competition for gold came down to the wire, with teammate and sophomore Avary Rising finishing second at 34-02 ¾. 

Clocking the boys’ 3200-meters in at 10 minutes, 48.13 seconds, sophomore Sullivan Wilson scooped up gold. Wilson beat the second-place finisher, Cooper Sanchez of Burns, by more than 15 seconds.

Junior Brody Roberts achieved the regional championship in the boys’ 800-meters, timing in at 2:01.49. Roberts crossed the finish line 1.71 seconds ahead of Niobrara County’s David West.

The boys’ 1600-sprint medley relay team – sophomore Brady Cook, senior Nolan Spears, Bremer and junior Brody Roberts – snapped up the regional championship with a time of 3:42.28. The team beat Niobrara County by a four-second margin and broke the 2A East regional track meet record set by LFL in 2023 of 3:47.66.

“It was a great weekend to be a Dogger,” coach Mike Lashley said. “For the second week in a row, our athletes competed at a very high level. One of the goals at the beginning of each season is to win the regional championship. Our girls were able to accomplish this, while the boys were defeated by an extremely strong Big Horn crew who is likely to win by 50 points or more. We had several PRs and season bests and are really pleased with the progress this team has made throughout the season.”

Girls top eight

In mid-distance events, sophomore Jordynn Speckner garnered silver in the 400-meters, posting a time of 1:03.51 and went on to place third in the 800-meters at 2:29.17.

Senior Holly Leiseth clinched third place in the 1600-meters, timing in at 6:03.83, before taking fifth in the 800-meters at 2:35.03.

Representing LFL in the 3200-meters, sophomore Anna Frederick placed sixth in the event with a time of 14:20.60.

In hurdles, junior Grace Gibson snagged second place in the 100-meters, clocking in at 17.78 seconds and placed eighth in the 300-meters at 57.37 seconds.

Freshman Addi Wilkins came in sixth place in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 52.69 seconds.

Charlotte Speckner bagged fifth place in the discus, clearing 99-11. Senior Izzy Spears took sixth place in the event at 98-09.

Hitting a mark of 30-02 ½ in the triple jump, sophomore Kaiten Schilreff captured sixth place.

In relays, Kaufman, Leiseth, Addi Wilkins and Jordynn Speckner pulled into second place in the 4x400-meters, timing in at 4:19.31.

Gibson, junior Kenzie Wilkins, Kaufman and Jordynn Speckner secured third place in the 1600-sprint medley relay at 4:39.69.

The 4x100-relay team – sophomore Kiera Fleenor, Addi Wilkins, Kenzie Wilkins and Gibson – came in fifth place with a time of 54.06 seconds.

Frederick, Fleenor, junior Haven Torres and Leiseth earned fifth place in the 4x800-relay at 12:51.19.

Boys top eight

Three Doggers advanced to the finals in the 400-meters. Roberts led the pack with a second-place finish and a time of 51.52 seconds. Senior Wyatt Sylvester came in fifth place, posting a time of 54.01 seconds, with sophomore Brayden Posten in seventh place at 55.76 seconds.

Wilson finished second in a neck-and-neck race in the 1600-meters, clocking in at 4:53.83. Freshman Tyler Smith placed seventh in the event at 5:12.87.

In the 110-meter hurdles, Bremer garnered sixth place, posting a time of 17.10 seconds, while Cook placed eighth at 17.88 seconds.

Junior Cooper Smith scooped up hardware in both the shot put, with a fifth-place finish at 39-09 ½, as well as the 100-meters, placing seventh at 12.10 seconds.

Sylvester snagged fifth place in the pole vault, clearing 11-06, while junior Nathan Fish placed eighth at 10-00.

Cook clinched third place in the discus, hitting a mark of 131-05.

The Doggers captured silver in three relays. Cooper Smith, Spears, Sylvester and Cook placed second in the 4x100-meter relay with a time of 45.50 seconds.

Bremer, Spears, Sylvester and Roberts picked up second place in the 4x400-relay, crossing the finish line in 3:31.14.

The 4x800-relay team – Fish, Posten, Spears and Wilson – also placed second at 8:54.73.

Additional girls results

• 1600-meters: Frederick in 10th place at 6:44.74.

• Pole vault: Frederick in ninth place at 6-00.

• Discus: Rising in 10th place at 90-04 and Alisha McGraw in 18th at 72-08.

• Shot put: Spears in 16th place at 27-01 and McGraw in 21st at 25-02 ½.

Additional boys results

• 800-meters: Wilson in 11th place at 2:11.77.

• 3200-meters: Tyler Smith in ninth place at 11:50.12.

• Discus: Cooper Smith in 10th place at 97-11 and Colter McFarlin in 15th at 85-07.

• Shot put: McFarlen in ninth place at 36-08 ½ and Marcos Martinez in 12th at 33-09.