CASPER – The Green River High School track and field team traveled to Casper this past week for the state track and field meet.
Both the boys’ and girls’ teams finished last in overall team points, but that didn’t keep the Wolves from going out against high-level competition. The girls wrapped up the weekend in 16th place with 4.5 points, and boys finished in 14th place with three points.
Early in the day, Mariyah Brady got Green River going in the 100-meter dash. Her time of 13.07 seconds was good for 15th place. Fresh off the 100 dash, Brady took part in the 100 hurdles and finished in 11th place with a time of 16.58. As for the 300 hurdles, Lillian Munoz did the heavy lifting for GRHS. Her time of 50.18 was good 15th place.
Moving forward into the 3,200 run, Kaisa Arnell was the only Wolves runner in this event. She finished in 15th place with a time of 12 minutes, 29.76 secnd.
Green River also made its presence known in the field events. In the high jump, Erika Wilson gave GRHS its best finish of the entire weekend after placing fourth with a mark of 5 feet, 2 inches. Wilson was the only GRHS athlete on the girls’ team to deliver any team points and advance to the finals.
As the only Wolf in the long jump, Brady tried to add a few more points, but she finished in 14th place with a mark of 15-3.75. Only the top eight finishers in each even qualify for team points.
In the final event, Faith Bartashnick wrapped up the day for the Wolves. Her mark of 33-1.25 was good for 14th place.
On the boys’ side, Marcos Valerio got things started with a solid time in the 800-meter run. His 2:03.23 was good for seventh place. Valerio was the only Wolves runner to finish inside the top eight, but teammate Drew Gibson wasn’t far behind. He followed just four spots back with a time of 2:04.93.
Following the 800 run, Valerio made his presence known in the 1,600 run. The senior finished the event with a time of 4:39.13, landing him in 15th place. In his third event of the day, Valerio was the first Wolves runner to cross the line in the 3,200 run. His time of 10:07.96 landed him in 11th place.
Moving into the hurdling events, Hayden Roberts did all of the heavy lifting for GRHS. He placed 13th in the 110 hurdles with a time of 17.49. Not long, Roberts wrapped up the 300 hurdles in 14th place with a time of 44.26. He was the only Wolves runner in both hurdling events, but he kept the team’s momentum alive.
In the final event, Alex Marius delivered GRHS its second best finish of the day after placing eighth in the triple jump. His mark of 42-2.75 was good enough to give the Wolves a few more points in the overall standings.
The Wolves did everything they could to give their school a strong finish. GRHS will look to reload in the offseason and go into next year’s season with a lot to prove.