Relays propel Southeast tracksters at regionals

Robert Galbreath
Posted 5/14/24

The Southeast High School boys' and girls' track teams brought their A-game to the 1A regional track meet over the weekend, boosted by relay teams winning six of eight events.

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Relays propel Southeast tracksters at regionals


 SUNDANCE – Victories by Southeast High School relay teams in six of eight events resulted in strong finishes by both the girls’ and boys’ teams at the 1A East Regional Track and Field Meet in Sundance on May 10-11.

The Lady Cyclones swept the girls’ relays and went on to place second out of nine teams with 177 points. The Cyclones battled their way to third place as a team with 88 points.

Senior Tylar Stoddard, freshman Brylie Booth, freshman Bailey Mehling and sophomore Kaycee Kosmicki snagged the regional championship in the girls’ 4x400-meter relay, crossing the finish line one second ahead of Upton with a time of 4 minutes, 17.36 seconds. The team broke the 1A East regional meet record in the event of 4:18.45 set by Lingle-Fort Laramie in 2007.

Stoddard, Mehling, sophomore Molly Hasbargen and senior Sasha Haines won the girls’ 4x100-meter relay, posting a time of 53.08 seconds to win by a 1.36-second margin over Upton.

The girls’ 4x800-meter relay team – junior Angie Logsdon, freshman Liz Boche, junior Anna Hartman and Stoddard – scooped up the regional championship with a time of 11:32.40, beating Upton by nearly 28 seconds.

Hasbargen, Logsdon, Booth and senior Kylee Llewellyn struck gold in the 1600-meter sprint medley relay, finishing more than two seconds ahead of Upton at 5:07.68.

In the boys’ 1600-sprint medley relay, senior Wyatt Gladson, sophomore T.J. Moats, junior William Knowlton and junior Kannon Tippetts snapped up the regional championship with a time of 4:02.19 – 1.62 seconds ahead of Upton.

Gladson, Moats, Knowlton and Tippetts bagged gold in the 4x400-meter relay, clocking in 1.86 seconds ahead of Upton to finish in 3:41.30.

In individual events, senior Harper Boche dominated girls’ throwing. Hitting a mark of 108 feet, 9 inches in the discus, Boche garnered gold in the event. Boche went on to capture first place in the shot put, posting a mark of 38-10 ½.

Logsdon advanced to the regional championship in the girls’ pole vault, clearing 8-06. Logsdon tied with Upton’s Peyton Wilson and finished three inches ahead of the remainder of the pack.

Clocking the girls’ 800-meters in at 2:29.94, sophomore Kaycee Kosmicki clinched the regional championship in the event. Kosmicki beat the runner-up, Upton’s Maddie Mills, by 2.49 seconds.

Tippetts picked up the regional championship in two boys’ middle-distance events. Tippetts bagged gold in the 400-meters with a time of 53.36 seconds, crossing the finish line with 1.18 seconds to spare over the second-place finisher, Upton’s Chase Mills.

In the 800-meters, Tippetts won with a time of 2:15.17, finishing by a 0.92-second margin over Hanna-Elk Mountain’s Jared Nelson.

“The girls and boys both competed really well at regionals and we had a couple of surprises in relays,” coach Jeff Fullmer said. “We are getting healthy at the right time and look forward to some great competition from Upton and Cokeville at state with our girls’ team. The boys team competed well and we look forward to them scoring  at state.”

Girls top eight

In the 200-meter finals, Mehling secured silver, posting a time of 27.72 seconds. Kosmicki took third place in the event at 27.80 seconds.

Hasbargen secured sixth place in the 100-meter finals, timing in at 14.77 seconds.

The Lady Cyclones posted solid performances in distance events, with three finishing in the top eight in the 1600-meters. Liz Boche led the pack with a second-place finish at 6:36.38. Hartman came in fifth place, posting a time of 6:51.59, with Llewellyn in sixth at 6:52.42.

In the 800-meters, Liz Boche snagged fifth place, timing in at 2:51.02, while Hartman placed eighth at 2:55.69.

Junior Taylar Hansen bagged second place in both the 100-meter hurdles, crossing the finish line in 17.86 seconds and the 300-meter hurdles at 52.45 seconds.

Five Southeast tracksters broke into the top eight in the discus. Sophomore Hadley Leithead came in second place with a mark of 104-02. Freshman Haylee Ekwall took fifth place, posting a mark of 100-10, with junior Brooklyn Leithead in sixth at 94-10 and senior Madison Boyden in eighth at 88-11.

In the shot put, Ekwall advanced into second place on the leaderboard with a mark of 37-06 ¼. Boyden placed fifth in the event, clearing 32-00 ¼, with senior Kodi Andersen in eighth at 29-05 ¼.

Hitting a mark of 32-07 ¾ in the triple jump, Stoddard placed third. Mehling took fourth place at 32-03 ¾ and Logsdon came in fifth at 31-05 ¼.

Boys top eight

Moats and sophomore Liam Haas advanced to the finals in the 100-meters, placing second and third, respectively. Moats timed in at 12.54 seconds while Hass finished in 12.64 seconds.

Haas went on to place fifth in the 200-meter finals, clocking in at 26.00 seconds. The sophomore also took seventh place in the long jump, clearing 17-06.

Gladson secured fourth place in the 400-meters, posting a time of 55.32 seconds.

In the 800-meters, Knowlton garnered bronze with a time of 2:16.56.

Freshman Connor Coxbill took seventh place in the 3200-meters, timing in at 12:46.96.

Freshman Trevor Jolovich earned seventh place in the triple jump, clearing 35-08 ¾.

Hitting a mark of 36-10 ½ in the shot put, junior Emmett Coxbill finished sixth.

The 4x100-relay team – Gladson, senior Lance York, Jolovich and Haas – crossed the finish line in third place at 49.63 seconds.

Connor Coxbill, sophomore Robin Wick, freshman Joaquin Ramirez and Knowlton captured fifth place in the 4x800-relay with a time of 10:21.21.

Additional girls results

• 800-meters: Keana Llewellyn in 13th place at 3:09.51.

• Discus: Andersen in 10th place at 80-06.

Additional boys results

• 800-meters: Wick in 16th place at 2:42.47 and Ramirez in 18th at 2:48.30.

• 1600-meters: Connor Coxbill in 11th place at 5:47.68.

• Discus: Drew Boche in 10th place at 91-01, Emmett Coxbill in 12th at 87-02, Alec DeMarce in 23rd at 73-02 and Sebastian Brumley in 24th at 72-09.

• Shot put: Moats in ninth place at 33-09 ¾, DeMarce in 11th at 31-02 ½ and Boche in 14th at 30-10.