The Laramie High School Indoor Track team will be hosting a home meet Friday, February 9th at the University of Wyoming Fieldhouse.
For most athletes, this is the last chance qualifier before the Simplot Games which will be held in Idaho the next weekend.

The athletes have been training since January in hopes to meet state qualifying marks.
In previous years, the team has only had two home meets but decided to host a third this year instead of attending another one in Chadron, Nebraska.
Six schools including LHS will be competing against each other in all track and field events. All Cheyenne high schools, Kelly Walsh of Casper and Green River high school have been invited to participate in this meet.
The meet is expected to open at 9 a.m. for field events while running events will start at 10.
The first running event is the sprint medley, followed by the 4 X 800 meter relay, the 4 X 200 meter relay with girls going first followed by boys.
After this the events following include 55 meter hurdles, 55 meter dash, 1600 meter race, 400 meter race, 800 meter race and the 200 meter race.
The meet will close after the 4 X 400 meter relay.
“ I have generally had good experiences with these teams. It’s always nice to compete against a lot of schools.” senior Becky Barbier said.
Barbier plans to compete in the 800 meter race this weekend.
“I am running the 800 for the first time this meet so I am hopeful to get a good time,” Barbier said.
Barbier has been recovering from a re-injured calf muscle, making the season tougher than anticipated.
With the state competition right around the corner, all teammates have started to increase practice load to help push them past possible plateaus.
Athletes alternate weight training and endurance workouts five days a week. Those participating in field events also spend mornings with their specific event coaches to fine tune their skills.
The majority of the team will transition into the outdoor season after getting into shape during indoor.
Outdoor track will start for high school athletes following Spring Break and the end of the indoor season.
The indoor track team has had a meet every weekend since the start of the season and plan to attend three more before heading to state.
Athletes going to the Simplot Games will depart LHS Thursday and compete through the weekend.
This competition has been labeled North America’s Premier Indoor High School Track and Field Event and is often a higher honor to attend than state.
The requirements to qualify are more demanding and top-notch seeing as how it is based nationally.
For those who didn’t qualify for Simplot, state is still a possibility.
“I really think our girl’s team has a shot at winning state.” Barbier said, “That is my ultimate goal for this weekend.”
Barbier completed the race, qualifying for both Simplot and state with a time of 2 minutes and 36 seconds.