(Sheridan, Wyo) – The Wyoming Indian Chiefs and Lady Chiefs each placed second in the 2018 Cross Country State Finals in Class 2A, while Lander Valley’s Tiger Boys placed third and the Lady Tigers finished fourth in the Class 3A competition. The top ten finishers in each class received All-State Honors. Six county cross country athletes achieved that honor.
In Class 2A, the Wyoming Indian Boys finished in second place behind Saratoga. The Panthers scored a meet low of 41 points and the Chiefs were right behind with 49. Big Horn finished in third with 52. Wyoming Indian’s Maurice Gardner was the Chiefs top finisher placing fifth. Donte Duran was 11th, Elija Littleshiled was 19th and Dustin Trosper placed 23rd while Peter Antelope finished 25th.
The Lady Chiefs also finished as the state runners-up this year, finishing just two points behind Thermopolis. The Bobcats scored 21 and the Lady Chiefs finished with 23. Glenrock was a distant third with 51. Individually, Wyoming Indian’s Larissa McElroy was third, Angela Astorg was seventh, Riquell Curry was eighth and Jaden Ferris was 12th. DeNaria Hiwalker finished 16th.
In Class 3A, the Lander Valley Tigers finished third in the competition with 96 points, behind Jackson Hole’s 42 points and Star Valley’s 54 points. Individually, for the Tigers Kaleb Simonsen placed seventh and Sam Kistemann was eighth. Michah Kistemann placed 21st, Ethan Kraft was 24th and Kaneron Brough was 36th.
Riverton’s top finisher was Taylor Stevens in 43rd. The Wolverines finished in 11th place with 258 points.
Leading the LVHS Lady Tigers to a fourth place finish at state was Kaylynn Sandall who finished 14th. Mikaila Jensen was 16th, Jessica White was 26th and Kathryn Wilmot was 30th. Jackson Hole was the 3A girls champion with 45 points, Cody was second at 93, Buffalo third with 106 and Lander Valley fourth with 129.
Riverton’s Lady Wolverines finished in 10th. The Lady Wolverines top finisher was Sydney Chatfield, who placed 27th.
All State Performers (those who finished in the top ten) are listed below: