Laramie High School Track Meet 2021

By Jackson Devine 

The Laramie High School outdoor track team just completed their third meet of the season. 

The most recent meet was held on April 9 at Cheyenne East’s Okie Blanchard Stadium in Cheyenne Wyo. 

The LHS boys team placed second out of seven teams in the meet. 

LHS junior Russell King was pleased with how the meet went. 

“The East meet was very windy and cold, but we were lucky that everyone was still able to compete. We did very well as a team, even in the not ideal conditions,” King said. 

King competes in the open 400, open 800, 4×4 relay, and the 4×8 relay. 

King has been satisfied with how he has been performing throughout the beginning of this season. 

“My times have improved since last season, but outdoor track makes it difficult to run fast unless you have ideal weather conditions,” King said. 

According to King, ideal weather conditions for track are sunny with no wind. 

King believes that the boys team has been very competitive on the season. 

“As a team we have been doing very well, everyone is getting faster and we have high placers in many events,” King said. 

King has high expectations of both himself and the team for the rest of the season. 

“I’m hoping that I can keep shaving off time and make it to regionals and then to state. As far as the team goes, I’m hoping that we can send as many people to state as possible. Hopefully we keep improving our times and place high at state,” King said. 

The LHS girls team placed third out of eight teams that competed at Okie Blanchard. 

Junior Alexis Stucky was happy with the meet, despite the poor weather. 

“The East meet was really good, except it was really cold and windy,” Stucky said. 

Stucky competes in shot put, discus, and triple jump. 

Her favorite event to compete in is the triple jump. 

“As far as individually I think I have been doing okay, I just started throwing this year and have made the finals in both shot put and discus at both meets I’ve competed in which was surprising. As a team I think we have been performing pretty well. Everyone has been getting personal records and working really hard in practice,” Stucky said. 

Laramie senior Taylor Gardner won both the 100 hurdles and the triple jump at the meet on April 9. 

Stucky hopes to improve throughout the rest of the season. 

“As far as expectations I want to continue to get better and record personal records in all of my events this season,” Stucky said. 

Like King, Stucky has high expectations of the team for the rest of the season. 

“For the team as a whole every year we want to be a contender for placing top three at state and I think we definitely have enough talent to do that,” Stucky said.  

The state track meet will be held May 20-22 in Casper Wyo.