Southeast tracksters snag nine all-state awards

Robert Galbreath
Posted 5/21/24

The Southeast track team captured nine all-state awards, along with plenty of hardware, at the state track and field championships.

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Southeast tracksters snag nine all-state awards


CASPER – An epic track season by both the Southeast High School girls and boys teams culminated in five gold medals and nine all-state awards at the 2024 Wyoming State Track and Field Championships in Casper from May 16-18.

The Lady Cyclones brought their A-game, snagging second place as a team out of 17 schools and posting 107 points. The smaller, younger boys team demonstrated considerable improvement throughout the season and advanced to ninth place on the state leaderboard in a field of 20 schools, tallying 25 points.

Senior Harper Boche captured gold and all-state honors in both girls throwing events. Opening the season-culminating event with a bang, Boche took first place in the shot put, hitting a new personal record of 41 feet, 8 ¾ inches. Boche’s toss at state tied for the Wyoming 1A class record set by Southeast’s Shelby Ekwall in 2022.

Boche went on to achieve a huge PR in the discus, scooping up first place with a throw of 116-04. Boche beat the runner-up, Encampment’s Kristie Jordan, by four feet.

A powerful kick by junior Kannon Tippetts at the end of the boys’ 400-meters resulted in a first-place finish and all-state recognition, along with a big new PR of 50.77 seconds. Tippetts crossed the finish line with 0.46 seconds to spare over Drake Plowman of Cokeville.

Two relay teams struck gold. Senior Tylar Stoddard, senior Sasha Haines, freshman Bailey Mehling and sophomore Kaycee Kosmicki snapped up gold in the girls’ 4x400-relay, posting a time of 4 minutes, 17.39 seconds. The team pulled into the finish line 0.75 seconds ahead of Upton, picking up an all-state award in the process.

Timing the boys’ 4x400-relay in at 3:38.63, senior Wyatt Gladson, sophomore T.J. Moats, junior William Knowlton and Tippetts bagged gold and all-state accolades. The team won by a 0.46-second margin over the runner-up, Saratoga.

Junior Angie Logsdon secured All-state honors for a second-place finish in the girls’ pole vault, clearing 9-00.

In the girls’ triple jump, Mehling clinched all-state recognition and silver with a leap of 33-08 ¾.

Kosmicki crossed the finish line for the girls’ 400-meters in second place, earning an All-state award with a time of 1:00.77.

Freshman Haylee Ekwall rounded out all-state accolades with a second-place finish in the shot put, clearing 38-05 ½.

“I was very proud of the athletes from Southeast at state,” coach Jeff Fullmer said. “They competed hard with effort and grit. We are going to lose some great female senior athletes next year, but we are looking forward to some of the younger girls stepping up and competing. Next season, we’ll continue to compete hard and be back in the mix.”

Top eight highlights

Two Lady Cyclones broke into the top eight in the 200-meters. Kosmicki led the pack with a fourth-place finish, timing in at 26.78 seconds, while Mehling placed fifth at 26.80 seconds.

Kosmicki went on to snag bronze in the 800-meters, posting a time of 2:28.62.

Representing Southeast in the finals for the girls’ 100-hurdles, junior Taylar Hansen took fifth place with a time of 17.32 seconds.

In the girls’ discus, sophomore Hadley Leithead came in fourth place at 105-02. Senior Kodi Andersen finished fifth in the event, clearing 104-00.

Logsdon garnered seventh place in the girls’ triple jump, leaping 31-07.

Relay highlights included a second-place finish by Logsdon, freshman Liz Boche, junior Anna Hartman and Stoddard in the girls’ 4x800-meters at 11:36.82.

Stoddard, Mehling, sophomore Molly Hasbargen and Haines secured third place in the girls’ 4x100-relay, timing in at 52.69 seconds.

The girls’ 1600-sprint medley relay team – Hasbargen, Logsdon, freshman Brylie Booth and senior Kylee Llewellyn – clinched eighth place at 5:02.85.

Clocking the boys’ 1600-sprint medley relay in at 3:59.31, Gladson, Moats, Knowlton and Tippetts placed fourth.

Additional results – girls

• 100-meter prelims: Hasbargen in 13th place at 14.03 seconds.

• 800-meters: Liz Boche in 13th place at 2:55.60 and Hartman in 14th at 2:55.88.

• 1600-meters: Liz Boche in 11th place at 6:38.59, Hartman in 12th at 6:53.64 and Llewellyn in 14th at 7:12.73.

• 300-hurdles prelims: Hansen in 13th place at 54.09 seconds.

• Shot put: Madison Boyden in ninth place at 31-06 and Andersen in 10th at 30-07 ¾.

• Discus: Ekwall in ninth place at 93-04, Boyden in 10th at 92-11 and Brooklyn Leithead in 13th at 89-00.

Additional results – boys

• 100-meter prelims: Moats and Liam Haas tied for 12th place at 12.28 seconds.

• 200-meter prelims: Haas in 13th place at 24.90 seconds.

• 400-meter prelims: Gladson in 10th place at 57.14 seconds.

• 800-meters: Tippetts in ninth place at 2:14.01 and Knowlton in 10th at 2:16.22.

• 3200-meters: Connor Coxbill in 18th place at 13:30.29.

• 4x100-relay: Gladson, Lance York, Trevor Jolovich and Haas in ninth place at 49.65 seconds.

• Long jump: Haas in 14th place at 17-05 ¾.

• Triple jump: Jolovich in 15th place at 35-08.

• Shot put: Emmett Coxbill in 10th place at 38-03.