Huskies 1A regional champs; Lady Huskies finish third

Marlys Good

The Huskies claimed their third consecutive regional championship at the West Regional in Shoshoni last weekend and the Lady Huskies finished second – their highest finish in six years.

But the best news, according to Coach Ryan Olson, was that all of the Husky relay teams qualified for the State Meet in Casper this weekend. This has never happened before, Olson said. With 39 thinclads out this year, Olson said they could fill all relay teams with quality runners who were capable of winning or adding points for the team. It is a luxury he relished.

“We were flying high,” said Olson of his teams’ elation of what they accomplished in Shoshoni. An event to be celebrated for sure. He also noted that there were 35 personal bests recorded, some by small increments, some by a large margin – but all noteworthy and it showed that hard work and dedication pays off.

Gideon George was the biggest “point” earner for the boys, which was to be expected. The senior has worked hard all year, and had AQed for State competition in more events than he could register for.

“We are peaking at the right time,” said Coach Olson.

The Huskies knew that Cokeville was going to be the team to beat. And the two were neck-and-neck. Both teams had multiple placers in multiple events.

Burlington owned the high jump with five boys scoring points. Olson emphasized that every athlete contributed – some who have been unsung. Check Noah McMackin, who qualified in two events; Nathaniel Boreen who came through in the pole vault; Daniel Stanworth in the 300-hurdles; Clayton Edwards, Adam Bullinger, Pablo Mendez, Alex Perez, the list goes on and on.

The Lady Huskies had multiple placers and some new names were added to the Husky Hall of Fame.

Melissa Bullinger had a great meet, qualifying in both long distance and short distance competitions. Jessie Michaels, a freshman, was also a multiple event qualifier; senior Cheri Henderson had a good meet; Brooke Broederlow qualified in the 100-meter dash; Abby Olson in the 3200 – Brinly Casey was just one place away from a trip to state in the same event. Libby Bassett made it in the 100-hurdles. Victoria Nelson won the high jump with a PB. Joey Chatwin and Braelly Wardell were keys in several of the relay teams.

Each of the 11 seniors chipped in for the win, as did the 10 talented freshmen. Sandwiched in between are 7 juniors and 10 sophomores.

Looking ahead to Casper this weekend, Olson said he looks at Cokeville to be the biggest challenge but he said there are talented athletes from the “other” side of the state who will be in the mix also.

The Lady Huskies have got a lot of talent, a lot of desire; they will need all of that if they are to finish in the top tier of finishers.

Don’t count them out.

Regional Results: Girls

Team: Cokeville 152; Burlington 92.50; Meeteetse 84.50; Saratoga 82; Ten Sleep; Little Snake River; Dubois; Encampment; Farson, Western Heritage; Fort Washakie.


100-meters: 5th Melissa Bullinger 14:03.

400-meters: 5th Julia Nelson 1:06.72; 6th Cheri Henderson 1:06.96.

1600-meters: 3rd Michaels 6:03.66; 4th J. J. Nelson 6:04.59; 5th Henderson 6:06.11.

3200-meters: 2nd Michaels 13:40.76; 8th Abby Olson 18:00.79; 9th Brinly Casey 18:18.52.

100-hurdles: 7th Libby Bassett 19.32.

4x100-relay: 4th Burlington (Joey Chatwin, Victoria Nelson, Brooke Broederlow, Braelly Wardell) 59.13.

4x400-relay: 4th Burlington (Broederlow, V. Nelson. Wardell, Rylee Bassett) 5:03.94.

4x800-relay: 1st Burlington (Henderson, Bullinger, J. Nelson, Michaels) 10:42.63.

High jump: 1st V. Nelson 4-11.

Pole vault: 7th (tie) L. Bassett 6-06.

Triple jump: 5th Bullinger 31-03.75.

Sprint medley-relay: 2nd Burlington (Chatwin, V. Nelson, Wardell, R Bassett) 5:18.49.


Team: Burlington 138.50; Cokeville 126; Saratoga 84; Dubois 65; Meeteetse; Farson; Encampment, Western Heritage; Little Snake River, Ten Sleep.


100-meters: 2nd Gideon George 11.82.

200-meters: 3rd Clayton Edwards 23.99.

400-meters: 7th Noah McMackin 59.37.

800-meters: 3rd Grant Winters 2:04.91; 5th Brian McNiven 2:06.31; 7th Jordan Michaels 2:12.62.

1600-meters: 5th Winters 4:56.34.

3200-meters: 5th Winters 11:22.18; 7th Michaels 11:32.81.

110-hurdles: 2nd George 15.50; 8th Kolby Broederlow 18.72.

300-hurdles: 7th Daniel Stanworth 48.64.

4x100-relay: 7th Burlington (Pablo Mendez, Broederlow, Alex Perez, Kody Gotfredson) 50.86.

4x400-relay: 3rd Burlington (B. McNiven, Jack Gotfredson, Edwards, K.Gotfredson) 3:43.77.

4 x 800-relay: 1st Burlington (Michaels, B. McNiven, Winters, Casey Pederson) 9:00.57.

High jump: 1st George 6-01; 2nd Edwards 6-01; 3rd K. Gotfredson 5-11; 4th Ryan McNiven 5-09; 6th (tie) Seth wardell 5-07.

Pole vault: 1st Nathaniel Boreen 12-00; 2nd J. Gotfredson 12-00; 5th Adam Bullinger 6-06.

Triple jump: 1st George 41-08; 7th Edwards 38-01.25.

Sprint medley-relay: 3rd Burlington (r. McNiven, Mendez, McMackin, Cohen Schlenker) 4:07.76.