Southeast girls fourth, boys eighth at Burns

Robert Galbreath
Posted 4/16/24

The Southeast High School track teams posted new personal records and collected plenty of hardware at the Burns Invite.

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Southeast girls fourth, boys eighth at Burns


BURNS – Due to multiple high school activities over the weekend, Southeast High School fielded a small roster at the Burns Invite on April 12.

Despite its reduced numbers, Southeast tracksters garnered significant hardware and posted nine new personal records, along with several prequalifying times and marks.

The Lady Cyclones took fourth place as a team out of a field of 10 schools with 83 points. The Cyclones came in eighth place with 37 team points.

Senior Harper Boche captured gold in the girls’ shot put, launching the device 38 feet, 1 inch. Boche went on to achieve third place in the discus, hitting a mark of 107-03 ½.

In the boys’ 400-meters, junior Kannon Tippetts pulled into first place, timing in with a new person record and state prequalifying time of 52.83 seconds.

Sophomore Kaycee Kosmicki qualified in her third state event at Burns with a second-place finish in the girls’ 400-meter at 1 minute, 1.34 seconds.

Freshman Bailey Mehling also added her third state event by securing fourth place in the girls’ 200-meters with a prequalifying time of 27.53 seconds.

The boys’ 4x400-meter relay team punched their state ticket with a third-place finish. Senior Wyatt Gladson, sophomore T.J. Moats, Tippetts and junior William Knowlton timed in with a prequalifying time of 3:51.65.

In throwing events, sophomore Hadley Leithead earned a state berth with a seventh-place finish in the discus at 94-07 ½.

“It was a good day for the kids that chose to compete at Burns,” coach Jeff Fullmer said. “We need to get a full team effort together so we can run the (girls’) 4x800-meters and get a time for that in the next week or two to see where we stack up at the state level.”

The team is preparing for a hectic schedule over the next two weeks, including the Best of the West in Scottsbluff on April 23 and the Wyoming Track Classic in Casper on April 26.

“We need to start cleaning up some things so we can get relays, starts and marks ready for regionals and state,” Fullmer added.

Girls top eight

Senior Sasha Haines snagged fifth place in the 100-meters, posting a time of 13.31 seconds.

Representing Southeast in the pole vault, junior Angie Logsdon placed fifth in the event with a mark of 8-06. Logsdon also snapped up seventh place in the 800-meters at 2:56.58.

In long distance events, junior Anna Hartman raced into third place in the 1600-meters, timing in at 7:19.84.

Mehling garnered second place in the triple jump, leaping 33-06.

Freshman Haylee Ekwall clinched second place in the shot put, hitting a mark of 34-11 ½. Senior Madison Boyden placed seventh in the event with a personal record of 31-04 ½.

Relay highlights included a third-place finish for Mehling, sophomore Molly Hasbargen, Kosmicki and Haines in the 4x100-meters at 53.89 seconds.

Freshman Liz Boche, Mehling, Haines and Kosmicki also took third place in the 4x400-meter relay with a time of 4:29.89.

Clocking the 1600-meter sprint medley relay in at 5:16.99, Hasbargen, Liz Boche, senior Kylee Llewellyn and Haines finished third in the event.

Boys top eight

Tippetts captured silver in the 800-meters, timing in at 2:17.70.

Gladson secured second place in the 400-meters, clocking in at 54.38 seconds. The senior also placed eighth in the 200-meters at 24.44 seconds.

Gladson, senior Lance York, sophomore Liam Haas and freshman Trevor Jolovich obtained fifth place in the 4x100-meter relay at 49.92 seconds.