The Laramie High School indoor track and field team competed at state competition in Gillette on Mar. 6-7.  

At state indoor the boys team placed 5th and the girls finished in 3rd to end their season with a strong finish. They ended in a good spot and did good at state while having fun with their teammates.  

“It was a really fun overall and successful for the team and individually,” junior Aidan Morris said.  

State this year was in Gillette which is a very long drive for the athletes.  

The track team has been preparing for state throughout the year by going to various meets with intense competition. They traveled to Idaho to compete in the Simplot Games which is one of the nation’s premier high school track and field events.  

This meet prepared them for state because the competition was highly skilled and challenged them to do their best.  

At LHS there are very skilled athletes on the track team and there are two pole vaulters that helped the team a lot at state. Senior Aubry Sanchez will be pole vaulting for the University of Wyoming. Morris is the other top athlete who had a very successful season this year.  

These two together got many points for the team at state by placing in their events.  

“I feel like I had good progression over the season, my main goal was to break the school record for pole vault and to be able to achieve that was super sweet,” Morris said. 

He had worked very hard all season to break the schools indoor pole-vaulting record. He tied the record while competing at the Simplot Games, but he wanted to go even further and break the record. 

He ended up beating the old school indoor record with a jump of 14’1 which was one inch higher than the previous record for LHS. 

“Getting close to breaking the school record made me want it even more so I just used it as motivation. Breaking the record was super exciting and definitely a special moment,” Morris said.  

Aidan competes in long jump, pole vault and hurdles which all had fierce competition at state making it difficult to individually place. The team must work together individually and as a whole in order to come out on top next season.  

The track team is losing many seniors this year and they will have to work hard next season to get a higher place at state.  

“The competition for hurdles and pole vault was really good this year so I have some things to work on for outdoor state. My main goals for outdoor is to break the outdoor record for pole vault and win state,” Morris said.  

The team gets to focus on their outdoor track season now which will give them more practice in their events and help prepare them for next year’s indoor state where they will attempt to get wins for both the boys and girls teams.