EDGEMONT -- Edgemont Middle School Track team began its season on March 5th with practice and ended May 5th with the Jeff Smit Memorial Track meet in Sturgis. Our 27 athletes, grades 5-8, all saw improvements in individual events, relays, and overall athletic performance. Due to the unseasonably cold weather this spring, we were only able to compete in three meets. However, many of our more experienced athletes placed well at these meets, and the younger ones got a feel for the sport.
Athletes from Wyoming to Pierre participated in the Jeff Smit meet. We were among the smallest of the 26 schools from all class divisions at this meet. The following athletes placed in the top 10:
Seventh grade division long jump: Braden Peterson (6th grader) 7th place with a jump of 14-05
Eighth grade division Sprint Medley Relay: Braden Peterson, Chance Harsh, Kevin Stone, and Riley Waite 8th place with a time of 1:59.32
Seventh Grade division 100M: Bridget Neville 4th place 14.82
Seventh grade division 75M Hurdles: Peyton Ostenson 9th place 15.35
Seventh grade division 200M hurdles: Peyton Ostenson 6th place 34.69
Eighth grade division 200M hurdles: Morgan Peterson 4th place 33.28
Seventh grade division High Jump: Addison Neville (6th grader) 9th place 4-00
Seventh Grade division long jump: Bridget Neville 3rd place 13-00
Seventh grade division triple jump: Peyton Ostenson 7th place 27-03
Eighth Grade division 4X400M Relay: Addison Neville, Peyton Ostenson, Morgan Peterson, Bridget Neville 3rd place 4:39.75
A highlight for the day was the 400M invitational race, with only the top 8 runners per division pre-qualifying to run in one heat of this memorial race. Each of the 8 participants received a “special runner” tee-shirt and a medal.
Eighth Grade Division 400M: Morgan Peterson 2nd place 1:04.56
Seventh Grade Division 400M: Bridget Neville 1st place 1:02.08
Members of the Edgemont Middle School Track Team included, Back row: Coach Ostenson, Morgan Peterson, Mackenzie Hollenbeck, Mason Cortney, Chance Harsh, Riley Waite, Kevin Stone, Hunter Hollenbeck, Bridget Neville, Addison Neville, Olivia Ellstrom, Coach Harding, Manager Chandler Rome Middle row: Talen Cortney, John Heisler, Bentley Brodrick, Kolton Darrow, Peyton Ostenson, Hadley Hollenbeck, Faith Robertson, Keaton Darrow, Jackie Heisle. Front row: Blake Hanes, Braden Peterson, Sebastian Morse, Cian Waite, Brendan Nelson, Katelyn Lauritsen, Tavian Urban, Anton Allen