The 2A track regional at Sublette was bulging with quality performers last Friday. As a result, only the very best of the best athletes were able to break through and qualify for State. Skyline had a few of those, as well as a few non-qualifying but scoring placements.
Kiowa County won the girls division with 92 points. Skyline was 10th in the 16-team field with 24. On the boys side, Meade had 94 to claim the team championship while Skyline was 14th with 14.
Freshman Roman Ibarra will cap a stellar inaugural campaign with a trip to WSU. The only T-Bird boy to either score or qualify for state, Ibarra took 2nd in the 3200m (10:49) and 3rd in the 1600m (4:54).
Two Lady Thunderbirds qualified for State. Freshman Jessica DeWeese and senior Morgan Flowers both made it in the 100m, DeWeese finishing 2nd (13.41) and Flowers right behind her in 3rd (13.48). DeWeese also qualified in the 200m, finishing 4th (27.93).
DeWeese and Flowers added Ashley Koirth and Betsy Giles to finish 5th in the 4x100 relay (54.72), which placed but did not qualify.
Distance runner Brooke Fisher also got points for Skyline, but did not qualify to advance. She took 5th in both the 1600m (6:00) and the 3200m (13:00).
Flowers, DeWeese and Ibarra will compete at WSU next weekend in the State Track Meet.
Other T-Bird performances in their final meet of the season:
100mHH Taylor DeWeese 19.56 dnp; Betsy Giles 20.41 dnp
4x400 relay (Ashley Koirth, Morgan Flowers, Jessica DeWeese, Betsy Giles) 9th 4:48
Shot put Ashley Koirth 12th 29-01
Discus Shelby Bender 17th 71-01
Long jump Taylor DeWeese 11th 13-10
Javelin Ashley Koirth 8th 97-11; Shelby Bender 18th 76-8
4x100 relay (Colin Little, Dustin Weber, Brandon Abbott, Brady McComb) 10th 50.28
Shot put Daniel Hacker 13th 36-0
Discus Blake Lee 16th 96-1
Javelin Daniel Hacker 14th 119-5; Blake Lee 15th 118-7
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