Depth and Versatility Helped Sheridan Boys Win First Track and Field State Title in 62 Years | Boys track
All of those points, along with the combined points in distance races, relays and throws helped Sheridan finish with 130.5 points to easily overtake second in Natrona County, who finished with 82.
“We really built this program on depth,” explained Kelting. “We knew we were going to have a lot of kids in a lot of events that were going to be successful. We wanted to get those third, fourth and fifth places, because if you add them up at the end of the competition, it will take you a long way. “
But maybe the strength of the team lay in its long-distance runners. Sheridan won the national cross country championship in 2019 and finished third this season. So it was fitting that the Broncs won their first outdoor tag team championship in 62 years when sophomore Austin Akers (second), junior Reece Charest (fourth) and seniors Standish and Johnson gave them half. children on the podium at 1600.
“They were kind of the core of our group,” Kelting said of the team’s distance runners. “Coach (Art) Baures and Coach (Isaac) Van Dyke have done a great job with these kids. They had an attack mode which they were always looking for. When that mile passed on Saturday it brought the state meeting to a complete end. “
Throughout the regional meet and state meet, Sheridan athletes dressed in blue and gold could be seen all around Harry Geldien Stadium cheering on their teammates at various events.