Khan places in three events at Indoor Track

Joe Koritnik

The State Indoor Track and Field Championships is the culminating event for the athletes and the opportunity to finish the season with their best performances of the year. For the Lovell indoor track and field athletes, the state meet held in Gillette on March 1 and 2 provided them with the perfect blend of exciting atmosphere and tough competition to turn in some new personal best performances and cap off a very successful season.
Senior captain Adnan Khan led the way for the Bulldogs by medaling in all three of his state events. A personal best jump of 41-0 in the triple jump earned him all-state honors and a second-place medal.
He also had a PR in the long jump with a leap of 20-1.5, which placed him third in the event, and in the 55-meter dash in which Khan ran a very fast time of 6.86 in the prelims to qualify him for the finals, where he placed seventh with a time of 6.94.
Gavin Robertson also had a PR performance in the long jump, going 19-8.5 to place fifth, and Jared Mangus had a very good jump of 19-0 to finish in 11th place. Mangus also competed in the triple jump and placed 14th in Class 3A with a jump of 36-0.
Robertson also competed in the 55 meters with Khan and placed 11th with a time of 6.97 and then added a solid effort to his state resume by placing 17th in the 200 meters in a time of 24.90. AJ Clark covered the 1,600 meters for the Bulldogs at the state meet and placed 32nd with a time of 5:17.14, while David Durfee battled with the top state 3,200-meter runners and hit the finish line with a time of 10:52.03 to place 12th.
The Bulldogs were represented in the throws by Elijah Montanez and Halem Strom in the shot put.
Montanez placed 26th with a solid throw of 35-2.75, and Strom was right behind him in 28th place with a mark of 33-9.
Coach Lindsay Lindsay was pleased with the performances of the Lovell athletes, saying, “We were pleased with all the performances of our athletes at State this year. All of our athletes competed well, and most of them hit their season PRs.”
For the Lady Bulldogs it was senior captain Carissa Lindsay providing the scoring as she also had a season best performance in the shot put with a throw of 35-4.5, which earned her a spot on the podium at the state meet and a sixth-place medal. She was a consistent performer for Lovell this season and qualified for the finals in each of the team’s meets this season.
Cody dominated the Class 3A Indoor State Track and Field Championships by winning both the girls and boys titles. The Fillies scored 106 points with Torrington in the runner-up position with 74 points, and the Lovell Lady Bulldogs placed 16th with 3 points. In the boys division the Broncs had an impressive 153 points with Star Valley second with 99 points. The Lovell Bulldogs placed 10th with 20 points.
As the indoor track and field season concludes, Coach Lindsay said, “We are excited to watch their progress in the outdoor season and for them to build off the base they’ve built through the indoor season.”