Wyoming track and field champions: All-time best marks

Patrick Schmiedt, a former Casper Star-Tribune reporter, contacted every high school in Wyoming in the spring of 2014 in search of each school’s track and field records. The school records represented the start, not the end, of the research. The top school records were compared to other records available online — including marks and times listed on the track website Milesplit, a compilation of marks put together by former Cody head coach Scott Shaffer.

In all, 65 of Wyoming’s 69 high schools with track and field programs responded to the call for records. Officials at five schools — Arvada-Clearmont, Farson, Kaycee, Kemmerer and Tongue River — said their schools do not compile school records. Officials at Laramie, Glendo, Meeteetse and St. Stephens did not fulfill multiple email and phone requests for their school’s track and field records.

Records were limited to outdoor meets only. National meet records contested after an athlete’s graduation were allowed if the athlete was still representing his or her school. As it is Wyoming, wind-aided records were allowed.

This research was initially conducted in concert with the Casper Star-Tribune; a story about these all-time marks ran prior to the 2014 state meet.

Updates can be sent to pschmiedt@yahoo.com. Updates should also include documentation of the new mark, such as a link to results.

GirlsAthleteSchoolMarkYear setNotes
100Arnetta SimpsonCheyenne Central11.551997Meet unknown
200Jerayah DavisKelly Walsh23.792013Set at Wyoming State Championships, Casper
400Shanelle PorterCheyenne East53.771989Set at Golden West Invitational, Sacramento, Calif.
800Francie FaureWorland2:09.231984Set at 1984 Meet of Champions, Worland
1600Anna GibsonJackson4:48.142017Set at Wyoming State Championships, Casper
3200Aubrey FrenthewayCheyenne Central10:27.492018Set at Mt. SAC Relays, Torrance, Calif.
100HJordan MerbackKelly Walsh14.072008Set between April 17 and April 24; exact meet unsure
300HShauna SmithSheridan42.522001Set at Golden West Invitational, Sacramento, Calif.
4×1Kelly Ferguson, Katie Ford, Emily Moore, Katie RehbeinGillette48.302006Set at Wyoming State Championships, Casper
4×4Cassie Johnson, Lyndzie Kroupa, MaKenzie Kroupa, Mesa WeidleRock Springs3:56.722014Set at Wyoming State Championships, Casper
1600 MedleyRachel King, Ashlyn Bingham, Mallorie Hamel, Abigail WhitmanLaramie4:13.652019Set at Wyoming State Championships, Casper
4×8Pippin Robison, Piper Carroll, Trinity Preston, Kelly MoodrySheridan9:28.922018Set at Black Hills Track Classic, Sturgis, S.D.
DiscusBaillie GibsonNatrona171-42010Set at 4A West Regional, Green River
High jumpAnn WingelethLyman5-92013First at Davis (Utah) Invitational on April 27; later matched
Long jumpAnn WingelethLyman19-92015Set at Wyoming State Championships, Casper
Pole vaultPaula AndrieGillette12-3.52011Set at 4A East Regional, Sheridan
Shot putBaillie GibsonNatrona48-10.52010Set at 4A West Regional, Green River
Triple jumpLeila MartinezEvanston39-10.252017Set at Wyoming State Championships, Casper
BoysAthleteSchoolMarkYear setNotes
100Stephen MichelLaramie10.502008Set at Wyoming State Championships, Casper
200Carlos SalcidoRock Springs21.342015Set at Davis Invitational, Kaysville, Utah
400Mario HarrisNatrona47.632009Set at Wyoming State Championships, Casper
800Ricky FaureRock Springs1:48.142014Set at Wyoming State Championships, Casper
1600Jim McCreeryGillette4:10.801991Set at Arcadia meet in California
3200Jonah HenryLaramie9:03.262014Set at Arcadia meet in California
110HBrendan AmesCheyenne Central13.602007Set at Liberty Bell Invitational, Denver
300HJoey CzellezKelly Walsh37.042014Set at Wyoming State Championships, Casper
4×1Trevor Brost, Tristin Cloward, Chance Jones, Garrett RavertNatrona41.942014Set at Wyoming State Championships, Casper
4×4Trevor Brost, Stevann Brown, Robert Counts, Ryan SchwiegerNatrona3:20.072014Set at Wyoming State Championships, Casper
1600 MedleyJackson Tully, Alias Erickson, Dustin Brown, Wyatt PeckStar Valley3:31.422018Set at Wyoming State Championships, Casper
4×8Paul Burke, Taylor Kelting, Eric Strand, Bob Hewitt-GaffneyGillette7:51.402006Set at Camel Qualifier, Gillette
DiscusJohn GodinaCheyenne Central210-41990Set at Wyoming State Championships, Casper
High jumpCharlie ClingerStar Valley7-11995Set at Star Valley Invitational, Afton
Long jumpBrendan AmesCheyenne Central24-6.752007Set at Wyoming State Championships, Casper
Pole vaultBen PetersonCody16-62006Set at Dan Hansen Invitational, Sheridan
Shot putDusty CarlsonGillette64-7.751992Set at Queen City Invite, Spearfish, S.D.
Triple jumpStephen MichelLaramie48-9.52008Set at Wyoming State Championships, Casper