Wheatland, Guernsey-Sunrise, Glendo and Chugwater athletes all participate at Wheatland High School Invite

Mark DeLap
Posted 4/5/23

First outdoor track meet of the year

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Wheatland, Guernsey-Sunrise, Glendo and Chugwater athletes all participate at Wheatland High School Invite


WHEATLAND – The Wheatland High School Invite which was scheduled for Friday, March 31 was moved ahead to Thursday in anticipation of bad weather coming to town.

Thursday morning there were 24 teams scheduled to roll into Wheatland and search for the football field. At 7 a.m., it was 20-degrees and a thick fog had encompassed Platte County making visibility very difficult for bus drivers.

Dubois was the only team that was late due to the fog and the track meet started on time in very cold temperatures which then gave way to warmer sunshine which burned away the fog. By the afternoon most of the crowd was shedding their parkas and blankets and applying sunblock until about 2 p.m. when cloud cover rolled in and the winds were gusting to 50 mph.

The Rawlins team almost lost their tent in the wind and ended up having to take it down, leaving them no cover.

The 24 teams entered was a record according to Wheatland head coach Matt Hazen and his volunteers and staff did an incredible job of keeping things moving and communicating the wait times for athletes who were in multiple events.

The meet began at 9 a.m. and didn’t finish until almost 7 p.m. with girl’s discus going long.

“The weather has been a very limiting factor this spring for track,” Hazen said. “The first two track meets were canceled due to weather and this week we had a massive track meet due to other track meets being canceled around the state. We had 24 teams at this track meet, well over a 1,000 people at this meet and it went amazing. I am so thankful for all the people that came in to help work the meet to make it happen, this meet could not have happened without the help to run it. We are also very thankful for the great weather on Thursday and our athletes were able to take advantage of the nice weather to post some great marks to start the season. Tyler Bohnen qualified for the state meet in the 100- and 200-meter dash. Desirae Iacovetto qualified for the state meet in the 100, 200, high jump and triple jump. Lily Nichols qualified in long jump and the 300-meter hurdles. I am excited to see what the rest of the season brings if our weather holds out and we can get some more track meets in.”

"On April Fools Day, Wheatland Middle School hosted their first invitational track meet of the year," Sally Nichols, Wheatland middle school track coach said.  "Our athletes did a great job for their first meet.  Wyoming weather is of course unpredictable and the winds were brutal on Saturday, but our tracksters worked hard and achieved some great marks.  We are also very grateful for all of our volunteers and our staff for braving the conditions and making the event run smoothly."

Listed are the athletes that ended up in the top 20 for Platte County schools. There were two events held last weekend including not only the high school invite, but on Saturday, there were 11 teams entered in the Wheatland Middle School Invite. The Wheatland girls took fourth overall in the team standings, while the Wheatland boys also finished fourth. Chugwater was 10th in the girls overall team standings and also in the boys overall team score. Guernsey’s boys finished ninth.

Wheatland girls:

100-meter dash

Second – Desirae Iacovetto 13.02

17th – Laynie Goertz  13.89

200-meter dash

Second – Desirae Iacovetto 26.65

11th – Grace Battershell 28.00

1600-meter run

11th - Kaelyn Wessel 7.12.61

100-meter hurdles

Third – Lily Nichols 17.13

Sixth – Grace Battershell 17.25

300-meter hurdles

Second – Lily Nichols 47.67

High Jump

First – Desirae Iacovetto 4-11

11th – Kacey Otero 4-1

Long Jump

Fourth – Lily Nichols 16-0.25

11th - Ella Keil 15-1

15th - Grace Battershell 14-8

Triple Jump

Fourth – Desirae Iacovetto 33-7

Pole Vault

14th - Paige Fredericks 7-6

18th - Elaina Haroldson 7-0

18th - Mylie Benson 7-0

Shot Put

16th - Kaylese Knez 28-1

19th – Bryley Waring 27-6

Wheatland Boys:

100-meter dash

Third – Tyler Bohnen 11.42

17th – Cole Goertz 11.89

200-meter dash

Fourth – Tyler Bohnen 23.44

300-meter hurdles

Eighth – Cole Goertz 45.40

17th – Tagg Mickelsen 48.75

High Jump

12th – Bryce Stenson 5-4

Long Jump

Fifth – Bryce Stenson 19-5

Sixth – Cole Goertz 19-4.5

Ninth – Abad Luna 18-9.25

11th – Tyler Bohnen 18-7.25

13th – Simon May 18-2.5

Triple Jump

First – Bryce Stenson 40-3.75

14th – Tagg Mickelsen 35-1.75

Pole Vault

Fourth - Ethan Jackson 11-0

Shot Put

Ninth – Bode Stone  39-9

Guernsey Athletes:

Girls Shot Put

11th – Rylie Thompson 30-1

Boys Triple Jump

Ninth – Nathan VanNatter 36-3

Boys Discus

Eighth – Caleb Christensen 116-11

12th – Jacob Roper 108-6

Boys Shot Put

Seventh – Caleb Christensen 41-5

Glendo athletes:

Boys 110-meter hurdles

17th – CJ Miller 21.05

Chugwater athletes:

Boys 3200-meter run

20th – Jordan Norfleet 15:03.13

Wheatland Middle School Boys:

100-meter dash

Ninth – Jordan Downes 13.81

200-meter dash

Ninth – Jordan Downes 29.47

15th – Tyree McCord 30.97

400-meter dash

First – Jacob Miller 1:01.29

Third – Jordan Downes 1:03.56

Sixth – Barden Stenson 1:06

10th – Aslibek Gofurjonov 1:14.93

14th – Sawyer Adams 1:18.76

800-meter run

First – Tate Nichols 2:27:77

4 x 100-meter relay

First – Jordan Downes, Tyree McCord, Jacob Miller, Barden Stenson 53:40

Fifth – Sawyer Adams, Ethan Lee, Bryson Lopez, Griffin Nichols 1:01.29

High Jump

Fourth – Jacob Miller 4-10

Sixth – Tate Nichols 4-08

Seventh – Tyree McCord 4-06

13th – Colby Gefroh 4-02

14th – Wyatt Thomas 4-00

Long Jump

Fifth – Jacob Miller 15-11.75

13th – Tyree McCord 15-01.25

20th – Ethan Lee 13-03.75

Shot Put

Third – Kreed Kuntz 33-09

19th – Cody Gefroh 24-11.75


Seventh – Kreed Kuntz  72-01.50

13th - Colby Gefroh 65-05

Pole Vault

Eighth – Ethan Lee 5-06

10th Malachi Haroldson 5-0

Wheatland middle school girls:

100-meter hurdles

Second – Katie Miller 18.94

Sixth – Maggie Hicks 19.70

11th – Brook Caswell 21.71

100-meter dash

17th - Taylor Gudahl 15.28

200-meter hurdles

Fourth – Katie Miller 37.06

400-meter dash

First – Ayden Coates 1:12.42

Fourth – Raelyn Goff 1:15.50

11th – June Gentle 1:21.04

20th – Bre Hatton 1:35.84

4 x 100-meter relay

Third – Maggie Hicks, Ayden Coates, Sophia Hernandez, Katie Miller 59.67

12th – June Gentle, Kaylee Weber, Mya Connel, Josie Burr 1:07.73

4 x 400 -meter relay

Fourth – Mya Connel, June Gentle, Raelyn Goff, Taylor Gudahl  5:29.54

Shot Put

11th – Icle Williams 21.05


10th - Icle Williams 49-04

High Jump

Third – Katie Miller 4-02

Long Jump

17th – Abby Lee 11-01.50

17th – June Gentle 11-01.50

Triple Jump

First – Maggie Hicks 30-03

14th – Abby Lee 23-06

19th – Jessie James 20-11.50

Pole Vault

First – Maggie Hicks 7-06

Second – Raelyn Goff 7-0

Fourth – Taylor Gudahl 6-6

Guernsey Girls:

100-meter hurdles

14th – Delaynie Hort 22.06

100-meter dash

14th - Mari Alfelor 15.20

Shot Put

18th - Kamlee Collar 19-10

19th – Zeplyn Fross 19-05.50


13th – Zeplyn Fross 45-05.50

18th – Kamlee Collar 38-11

Guernsey Boys:

100-meter hurdles

Fifth - Adam Bandalos 21.25

Ninth – Peyton West 22.48

100-meter dash

First – Jayden Gross 12.95

200-meter dash

First – Jayden Gross 27.17

Shot Put

Fourth – Joey Lewis 33-07


Second – Joey Lewis 89-02

Long Jump

18th – Tanner Delay 13-06.75

Glendo Girls:

Shot Put

20th – Carlee Hill 19-00


17th – Carlee Hill 39-03

Chugwater girls:

1600-meter run

Sixth – Savannah Norfleet 7:45.48

800-meter run

18th – Savannah Norfleet 3:33.54

Chugwater boys:

100-meter dash

Seventh – Noah Pershall 13.49

200-meter dash

19th – Noah Pershall 31.47

Long Jump

12th – Noah Pershall 15-01.50