Central girl’s indoor track team sets the bar high ahead of outdoor season

Published: Mar. 6, 2023 at 6:23 PM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Central’s girls indoor track team left Saturday’s State Championships with quite the collection of awards. While it would be easy to simply enjoy those victories, the team is using that experience to prepare for outdoor season.

“I wasn’t as nervous as I’d been in past years just because I did it last year, I got a State Championship last year. This year, I was just really focused on trusting my training, trusting my coaches,” said Brinkley Lewis.

Four Lady Indians took a trip to the top of the podium on Saturday.

Sydney Morrell got two first place finishes. Not only did she win the 800 meter race, but she took home gold in the 1600 as well.

Her teammate Averie Perriton took the next long distance race, winning in the 3200.

“I felt a lot of relief because it was over. I didn’t have that pressure anymore. I also was really exciting because I’ve never been a State Champ individually before,” said Perriton when asked about her performance.

Emma Hess used the 55 meter hurdles to get her individual title win.

Brinkley Lewis stood out in a field event to get her victory, as she finished on top of the pole vault.

Their relay team also managed to pick up the win in the 1600 sprint medley.

These victories were good enough to get second in the team standings, while still providing motivation to be even better for the outdoor season.

“At least for me, I really want to have another state title for a team before I graduate, and I guess we only have one more shot at that. We have a really good group of girls, especially in outdoor. We gained a couple from basketball. It’s going to be super exciting and we have to get after it,” said Iowa State commit Sydney Morrell.

The Lady Indians will have another chance at a title soon enough, as the outdoor track and field State Championships are set to go down in May.