Pinedale Middle School Track
by Jenifer Proud
May 13, 2005
The Pinedale Middle School track team finished up their season with a trip to Rock Springs for the annual I-80 Invitational. Although the weather was questionable at times, the team stayed until the final race was over.
Neal Nelson was the only 8th grade boy to place in individual events. He placed 2nd in the 400m, and 4th in the 100m and 200m. His 800m relay team also placed 2nd, remaining team members were: Cody Booth, Alan Atchley and Matt Boyce.
Three 7th grade boys and one relay placed. Kyler Mourer was 2nd in the 400m. Tyler Grove was 3rd in the 800m and 5th in the mile. The 1600m relay team placed 4th. It consisted of Mourer, Grove, Devin Call and Matt Kroeger. Jake Brunette finished 4th in the high jump, long jump, 200m hurdles and 6th in the 100m hurdles.
The 8th grade girls dominated the distance events. Kristin Corwin and Kelsi Dean went 1-2 in the mile. Dean won the 800m, while Corwin placed 6th. Sadie Lundberg won the 400m and placed 3rd in the 200m and 8th in the 100m. Ashley Transtrum took 6th in the 200m. And the 400m relay comprised of, Tarra Culbertson, Angela Ritschel, Transtrum and Lundberg finished 4th.
The 7th grade girls had the strongest showing, placing in 14 events. Leading the pack was Jordanne Steege and Wendy Werbelow who placed in every event they competed in. Werbelow won the 200m hurdles, was 2nd in the 200m, 5th in the 100m hurdles and was part of the 400m relay that took 2nd. Steege, was also part of the 400m relay, and placed 2nd in the 100m hurdles and 200m hurdles and 3rd in the triple jump. Lizzy Cooney placed 4th in the long jump and was also in the 400m relay. Anna Harrower was the final team member in the 400m relay and also place 7th in the 200m dash. Andi Noble was 5th in the 800m. While Brooke Reints placed 6th in the shot put and 7th in the discus.
The team had a very successful season…consistently improving their performances each week. They should be very proud of their accomplishments, they have a great deal of potential and should be very successful in the years to come.