Lady Buffs earn 7th place in Casper

The Lady Buffs of Mountain View made a good showing at the 3A State Track & Field meet staged at Harry Geldien Stadium in Casper, May 17-19, ending in seventh place among the 16-team field. Mountain View scored 48 points as a team, capitalizing on team events, scoring in three of the four team relays.

Senior Emilee Benedict was paired with juniors Lyndee Hereford, Kelsey Giorgis and Haylee Hereford in the 4x400-meter relay, and their 4:15:08 mark was second only to Douglas, earning eight team points.

Benedict, sophomores Kenzy Kellum and Haily Stephens, along with junior Charity Harmon, teamed up for a third-place finish in the 1600 sprint medley, crossing the finish line in 4:32.16, good for six more points.

In the 4x100-meter relay, a foursome comprised of senior Meisha Lawrence, Benedict, Stephens and Giorgis placed seventh, clocking in at 52.72 seconds and adding two more points

Haylee Hereford had the fastest qualifying time in the preliminaries of the 300-meter hurdles but had to settle for third-place in the finals, earning six points for the Lady Buffs. The junior notched five more points with her fourth-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles and another point for taking eighth-place in the 400-meter dash.

Harmon displayed her distance-running prowess in the 3200-meter and 1600-meter runs, ending in fourth-place and sixth place, respectively, adding eight points to her team’s total.

A quarter-inch separated Stephens’ third-place leap in the triple-jump from that of the runner-up, as the sophomore earned six points.

Senior Breanna Hood also had a third-place finish worth six team points in the discus.

The Lady Buffs track and field team was coached by Joel Giorgis.

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