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Bulldogs open season in Newcastle, take fifth, ninth

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 3rd, 2013


Photo/ Amy Menerey, News Letter Journal (Newcastle) A Wheatland Bulldog high jump competitor hangs in midair during the Speedgoat Classic in Newcastle on Thursday. The Bulldogs had multiple top placers to earn them fifth- and ninth-place honors. They will host the Wheatland Invite this Saturday, slated to start at 11 a.m.
NEWCASTLE – Wheatland High School’s track season got off on the right foot after a top 5 finish for the girls team and top 10 for the boys.

The Bulldogs competed in their first meet of the year at the Speedgoat Classic in Newcastle this past Thursday. The girls totaled 67 points while the boys netted 28.

The girls got an early point boost during the girls 100-meter hurdles, with Trei Hiatt coming in first at 17.23, Liz Duvall taking fifth at 20.56 and Shannon Stockwell in eighth at 31.23. Nicole Culver scored four points with her fifth place, 14.12 finish in the girls 100-meter dash. Hiatt had also finished fifth in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 53.77

Kaelyn Call came in third during the girls 1,600-meter run, gaining six points for the team at a time of 6:07.58. Call also came in seventh in the 800-meter run with a 2:49.12 time. Hiatt, Nikki Horblit, Sydnee Pollock and Kyleen Smith came in third in the girls 100 meter relay at a 56.31 time, netting six points. Horblit, Smith, Call and Culver credited their team in the 400-meter relay with a sixth place, three-point finish at 4:51.05.

In the girls high jump, Smith eared 10 points for the team with a first place 5’2” jump. Danielle Haroldson pole-vaulted 7’ to earn her seven points for the team. Hiatt placed third in the triple jump with a 30’11.5” distance, worth six points.

Michaela Haroldson’s 95’1” discus throw capped off the girls score with a fifth-place finish and four points.

Hiatt’s first-place, hurdles finish earned her a pre-qualifying mark to the state meet, and so does Smith’s first-place high jump.

On the boys team, Tim Becket, Jordan Castellanos, Critter Ruwart and Jorge Garcia earned sixth place in the 100-meter relay and nabbed three points and a time of 49.22. In the 400-meter relay, the boys crossed the finish line in eighth at a time of 4:06.69, worth one point.

Cole Weatheril came in second during the high jump with 6 feet even and earning eight points. Chris Caves finished fourth in the pole vault with an 8’6,” four-point leap. Michael Jenkins totaled 11 points on the day between the discus throw and shot put. Jenkins threw for 123’5” in the discus throw for a fourth place, five-point finish and finished third in the shot put with a 44’7” and six points.

Hill City, S.D. won the day on the girls side of the competition, followed by Custer, S.D., Newcastle and Lusk rounding out the top four. Custer dominated the boys teams with 222 points, 125 points ahead of second-place Newcastle, followed by Lusk, Hill City and Hot Springs in the top five.

The Bulldogs are coming home for this week, hosting the Wheatland Invite at Wheatland High School at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 6. Last year saw all four Platte County high schools as well as eight other teams from around Wyoming.










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