Ten Sleep track season underway
April 4, 2019
TEN SLEEP - The first meet is in the books for the Ten Sleep track and field teams, to which they got their season off to a solid start in Buffalo on March 30 as they competed against 2A, 3A and 4A schools.
"It was good, I thought we had a good first meet," said TSHS track and field coach Desiree Egger. "Lindsey [Holiday] did well in the triple jump. She was disappointed with her time in the mile but it was a good starting point for the season and gives her room to grow. Kelli [Holiday], always is a standout, she prequalified for state in the 800-meter. Boe [Nichols] ran well, and they did well for such a large field."
Lady Pioneers, and sisters, Kelli and Lindsey Holiday were among the highlights for Ten Sleep. Kelli Holiday won the 800-meter with a time of 2:24.47, which also qualified her for the 1A State meet on May 16-18 in Casper.
Lindsey Holiday placed third in the triple jump, with a mark of 30-00.
The Lady Pioneers 4x400-meter relay team with both Holidays, Elizabeth Lungren and Bryley Moore, finished fourth, running a 4:47.73 and qualifying them for state.
Other Ten Sleep athletes who stood out to Egger were freshmen Pioneers Asher Lyman and Brian Shoopman.
"Asher did well for his first high school meet in the long jump, there's a lot of room for improvement. He also ran the 300 hurdles, he took a digger on the second to last hurdle. I think that' going to be a good event for him and the cool thing was he didn't get up and say 'I'm never doing that again.' He'll be persistent and keep at it," said Egger. "Brian Shoopman was another freshman that threw for us this weekend, there's potential there. "
Ten Sleep has two meets on schedule for this week, Friday they travel to Burlington for a meet at Burlington High School and Saturday they head to Powell for a meet at Powell High School.
Saturday's meet in Powell will be cut short for Ten Sleep since their prom is that night. Nonetheless, Egger and her team plan to get the most out of this week's meets.
"The Powell meet is the day of our prom so we'll be getting out early and won't be doing our regular stuff," said Egger. "We'll load up on the events at Burlington so that they can get a feel for that."