Long Jump Best of the Best award winners - Ann Wingeleth and Bobby Wingeleth. 1st time ever that a brother and a sister won the same award. COURTESY PHOTO/Jason Herbin
By VIRGINIA GIORGIS
CASPER – Two members of the Lyman High School track team jumped into the record books and captured a first for Wyoming at the state track meet last week in Casper.
Bobby Wingeleth and his sister, Ann, nailed the state title in the same event and were also named the “Best of the Best” in the long jump. This is the first time a brother and sister has received this designation for the same event at the same time.
“Best of the Best” means just that – the distances they turned in were the best of all classifications at the state meet. Although the various classifications don’t compete against each other, times and distances are kept, and the athletes turning in the very best are then named “Best of the Best.”
Fielding a small but mighty team at state track, the Lyman Eagles were able to score. The girls team took sixth place out of 16 teams, and the boys took seventh out of 16.
The Wingeleth duo added a lot of points to both team scores. Ann added the most by taking first in the high jump with a height of 5-06.00, just short of her seed. She also took first in the triple jump and set a state record with a distance of 38 feet, 10 inches. In the 100 meter dash, she took second with a time of 12.63, slightly better than her seed.
Two other Lady Eagles who made a strong showing at state were Taylor Limoges and McCaslynn Bradshaw. Limoges has placed all season in the shot put and discus. At state she took fourth in the shot put with a distance of 37-02.75. She missed adding points to the team score in the discus.
Bradshaw came in sixth in the triple jump with a distance of 33-06.75. She was unable to place in the long jump.
For the boys team, Bobby took third place in the triple jump with a distance of 44-06.50. He also took sixth place in the 100 meter dash with a time of 11.76, just .53 seconds short of first.
The boys 4x100 meter relay team – Kaden Legault, Bransen Bradshaw, Jon Harrison and Wingeleth – sped to first place with a time of 45.17, slightly better than their seed time.
Harrison also took seventh place in the 110 meter hurdles turning in a time of 16.05, a shave better than his seed time.
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