Southeast’s Stoddard, Ekwall post top finishes in first day of Wyoming state meet

CASPER, Wyo. — Southeast’s Jordan Stoddard and Morgan Ekwall enjoyed a golden start to the Wyoming state track and field meet on Thursday in Casper, Wyoming.

The Cyclone athletes both collected first-place finishes in their initial events of the three-day meet.

Stoddard cleared 5 feet, 6 inches to win the Class 2A high jump, while Ekwall won the shot put with a mark of 39-1 1/2.

The top finishes helped the Southeast girls end the first day of action in second place in the team race with a score of 20. Pine Bluffs leads the way with 31.5.

In other 2A results from Thursday, the Southeast boys’ 1,600-meter sprint medley placed fourth. The team of D.J. Homer, Zander Ramirez, Reese Robertson, and Patrick Swank finished in a time of 3 minutes, 58.23 seconds.

Torrington recorded medalist finishes in the opening day of the 3A meet. Freshman Allison Brummell finished seventh in the long jump at 15-10. The Trailblazers’ 1,600 sprint medley of Onalise Albaugh, Hailey Boslau, Tyne Stokes, and Sera Glass placed second with a time of 4:27.46.

A pair of Torrington boys won medals in the discus. Corbin Harris placed fifth with a toss of 141-4 and Nathaniel Woodruff finished seventh at 128-10.

Torrington senior Bryan Lemmon qualified for the final of the 110 high hurdles with a time of 15.20. It was the fastest qualifying time in the class.

The Torrington girls ended the first day of action in sixth, while the Blazer boys are eighth.

In the 1A state meet, Lingle-Ft. Laramie finished the first day with medalist performances. Savannah Mirich earned a fifth-place finish in the shot put with a distance of 33-6 1/2. Jordyn Gaspers placed sixth in the high jump by clearing 4-4. Cora Frederick medaled eighth in the 3,200 with a time of 13:27.67. The Doggers’ 1,600 sprint medley team of Gaspers, Kalli Nichol, Tiah Meyer, and Jenna Kaufman ran to a seventh-place finish in 5:00.71.

Cooper Hill led the Lingle-Ft. Laramie boys individually by placing eighth in the long jump with a mark of 18-10 3/4. Hill also joined up with Alex Pugsley, Dustin Swartwood and Kyland Fuller on the Doggers’ 1,600 sprint medley team that placed second with a time of 3:51.22.

In the 1A team standings, the Lingle-Ft. Laramie boys sit fifth and the Dogger girls are ninth.

Jeremy Woznick is the sports editor for the Star-Herald. He can be reached at 308-632-9048 or by emailing

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