Long week ends with Lady Hornets win

 

Zach Spadt

Pine Bluffs High School junior Kendra Sloan successfully completes a 9'8" effort in the pole vault event at the Dennis Zowanda Track and Field Invitational in Lusk Saturday. Sloan's vault was not only good enough for a win in the event - it was good for a personal record.

LUSK - Saturday afternoon at Niobrara County High School in Lusk, Pine Bluffs junior Kendra Sloan was well on her way to winning the pole vault event and setting a personal record when the last call for 100-meter hurdles rang out.

That was a problem for Sloan, as she hadn't finished competing in the pole vault when she was called to the hurdles, another event she excelled in Saturday.

"She tweaked her knee on the third hurdle," head coach Dustin Lee said. "I didn't see it happen, but when she ran by me she seemed to be going slower than usual."

Prior to competing in the hurdles, Sloan had successfully completed a 9'08" vault - a personal record, said Lee.

She took one attempt at at 10-foot vault, but barely missed it. She didn't try again due to her ankle.

Lee said Sloan elected not to attempt a 10-foot pole vault and instead just rest up.

That was probably a smart move with conference, regionals and state taking place over the next three weeks.

It's not worth getting hurt this late in the season, Lee said.

"We really want her to be successful," Lee said. "We pulled her from the 4X800 relay. Sophie Howard stepped in and saved the day."

Sloan wasn't the only Lady Hornet to find success on the track and in the field last week as the Lady Hornets travelled to two meets Wednesday and Friday.

On Wednesday, teammates Maddie Fornstrom, Kammie Ragsdale and Jourdaine Cerenil joined Sloan for the Best in the West invitational in Scottsbluff Nebraska.

The Scottsbluff meet showcases the best track and field talent eastern Wyoming and western Nebraska have to offer.

Saturday, a more robust team headed to the Dennis Zowada track and field invite in Lusk.

Saturday's meet marked a turning point in the 2018 track and field season for the Lady Hornets. They head to the Southeast Wyoming Athletic Conference meet in Torrington.

Results from last week's meets:

BEST IN THE WEST - Scottsbluff, Neb.

100-METER HURDLES

Maddie Fornstrom, third, 17.02 (PR)

300-METER HURDLES

Maddie Fornstrom fifth, 49.57 (PR)

HIGH JUMP

Kammie Ragsdale, third, 5'02"; Jourdaine Cerenil, seventh, 4'10"

POLE VAULT

Kendra Sloan, fourth, 9'0"

TRIPLE JUMP

Jourdaine Cerenil, sixth, 31'11.75"

DENNIS ZOWADA INVITATIONAL - LUSK

100-METER DASH

Maddie Fornstrom, fourth, 14.16; Amber Abrams, fifth, 14.57

200-METER DASH

Maddie Fornstrom, third, 30.22 (PR); Amber Abrams, fifth, 30.51

1600-METER RUN

Shelby Thurin, fourth, 6:44.31; Hallie Christofferson, fifth, 6:47.48 (SR)

3200-METER RUN

Hallie Christofferson, second, 14:29.01

100-METER HURDLES

Kendra Sloan, third, 18.66

4X100-METER RELAY

Amber Abrams, Jourdaine Cerenil, Maegan Madden and Maddie Fornstrom, second, 54.53

4X400-METER RELAY

Kendra Sloan, Maegan Madden, Hyleigh Fornstrom and Kammie Ragsdale, fourth, 4:55.30

4X800-METER RELAY

Hallie Christofferson, Kaetlin Paiece, Maegan Madden and Shelby Thurin, third, 12:23.97

SHOT PUT

Kenzie Graves, third, 35'03.00" (SR); Hyleigh Fornstrom, fifth, 33'09.50 (PR); Paige Thompson, sixth, 33'08.00" (PR)

DISCUS

Sydnie Fornstrom, seventh, 100'01" (PR); Sophie Howard, eighth, 100'01" (SR)

HIGH JUMP

Jourdaine Cerenil, second, 4'10.00"; Hyleigh Fornstrom, third, 4'08.00"

POLE VAULT

Kendra Sloan, first, 9'08.00" (PR); Maddie Fornstrom, fourth, 7'10.00" (PR); Ashlee Fjeld, sixth, 6'10.00" (PR)

LONG JUMP

Jourdaine Cerenil, second, 14'09.50"

TRIPLE JUMP

Jourdaine Cerenil, third, 33'00.50"; Shelby Thurin, fifth, 29'09.50"


 

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