Regional track will bring 28 teams to town

Alexis Barker, NLJ News Editor

Runners, jumpers and throwers from 29 different schools representing the 1A, 2A and 3A classifications across the eastern half of the state will be coming to Newcastle for their Regional Track and Field Meet on May 13 and 14.

The event is being held in Newcastle, but the three different classifications (1A, 2A, 3A) are being hosted by Newcastle High School (3A), Upton High School (1A) and Moorcroft High School (2A). 

Competition will kick off at 9:30 a.m. on Friday with the first round of field events, which will feature the 3A boys Pole Vault, 1A boys Shotput, 1A boys Long Jump, 2A girls High Jump, 3A girls Discus and the 3A girls Long Jump. 

The running events will also begin at 9:30 a.m. with the 800 Meter Run. Unlike the field events, all running events will involve all three classifications each day, beginning with the girls in each division, with the 1A girls beginning, and the boys 3A race wrapping up the event. 

Rounding out Friday’s competition will be the 1600 Sprint Medley Relay at 6 p.m. 

Saturday’s competition will begin at 9 a.m. with the 1A boys High Jump, 2A boys Triple Jjump, 2A girls Shotput, 3A boys Discus and 3A girls Long Jump. Running events will kick off with the finals for the 3200 Meter Relay. 

The top eight athletes in each of the individual events and the top four relays will receive medals and advance to the Wyoming State Meet in Casper next week. 

Regardless of the number of heats in the preliminaries, heat winners and the next fastest times will qualify for the finals in all running events. Nine athletes in the Long Jump, Triple Jump, Shotput and Discus will qualify for finals. 

Admission will be charged to spectators. Costs are $5 each day for adults, and $3 for students.



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