Laramie High schools track and field team headed to Casper to participate in the 17 team track and field invite on April 28th.

The athletes focused on avoiding injury and getting the needed time around this level of competition to better prepare themselves for more important meets in the near future.

For kids that participate in running sports all year like cross country and indoor track, it is very important for them not to get injured.

“The scariest part was trying not to get injured again and keeping injuries under control,” junior Kyleigh Bingham said.

They going up against some of their biggest competitors in the area, but the chance to compete at a higher level will be good for them, and it will get them ready for bigger meets like state. It will give them a chance to find their weaknesses and strengthen them.

Also, this invite is a good opportunity for the younger athletes to experience a bigger event like this a show them what their future seasons will be like with the high school.

“The most intimidating part about going up against 17 teams is the level of competition,” freshmen athlete Libby Berryhill said.

Considering that season started March 5th for all the outdoor track athletes, it’s pretty late in the season for a competition like this and this is when they start kicking into full gear.

The outdoor girls’ team biggest competition as of right now is the Sheridan team and they will also be attending the Casper invite.

“Sheridan is doing very well in the 4×8 this season so that’s something we as a team will be paying attention to this meet,” Bingham said.

So, this invite will give the team a good idea what their competitors will stand in future meets.Big invites also give other teams a chance to see where they will place.

The Casper invite is a very good opportunity to compete on a larger scale at the highschool level.

By Aly Abdelkader