Laramie High School’s cross country team prepares for the state competition after a successful regional meet.

Last weeks regional meet, or conference meet, took place in Cheyenne, Wyo.

The teams that competed in the meet included: Campbell County, Thunder Basin, Sheridan, Cheyenne East, Cheyenne Central, Cheyenne South and Laramie High Shcool.

Cheyenne Central placed first out of the girls teams with LHS following closely in

Photos provided by LHS cross country Facebook page

second place. The LHS boy’s cross

 country team placed first at Regionals. They won by scoring 17 points, and the second team scoring about 30 more points than them. In cross country running the team that scores the least points wins.

The Cheyenne Central girls are predicted to win state, winning a majority of their meets this season.

The LHS girls team’s top runners are sophomores, Abigail Whitman, who got 2nd place at the regional meet, and Emmie Johnson, who placed 3rd. The girls are ranked 2nd going into state.

“They have the talent” Greg Schabron, the LHS cross country coach, said.

If the race goes well and everyone races to their full potential then the girls have a healthy chance to win state.

The boys’ team is led by three front runners, Albert Steiner, Philip Henry and Liam Mcinroy, who are all seniors this year. Being Seniors, the boys have a lot of experience.

“They are very strong runners who don’t get intimidated easily,” Schabron said.

All 4A teams in the state will be there from all conferences in Wyoming.

 Jackson Hole is the team that may give the LHS boys a run for their money at the race, however, they did not win their regional meet. The team that won was Evanston, but Jackson Hole held some of their runners out of the regional race.
“Jackson always comes ready for state,” Schabron said.

On the girls’ side, Cheyenne Central is favorited to win, however Rock Springs also has some good girls runners.

“It’s interesting to see how the points should be split when you put the two conferences together,” Schabron said.

It can either really help the team or it can really hurt the team, depending on how the race goes.

State race was Saturday October 21st with the 4A boys racing at 11:30 a.m. and 4A girls racing at 1:15 p.m.