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.
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|100||Arnetta Simpson||Cheyenne Central||11.55||1997||Meet unknown|
|200||Addie Pendergast||Sheridan||23.58||2023||Set at Trojan Invitational, Casper|
|400||Shanelle Porter||Cheyenne East||53.77||1989||Set at Golden West Invitational, Sacramento, Calif.|
|800||Francie Faure||Worland||2:09.23||1984||Set at 1984 Meet of Champions, Worland|
|1600||Anna Gibson||Jackson||4:48.14||2017||Set at Wyoming State Championships, Casper|
|3200||Aubrey Frentheway||Cheyenne Central||10:27.49||2018||Set at Mt. SAC Relays, Torrance, Calif.|
|100H||Jordan Merback||Kelly Walsh||14.07||2008||Set between April 17 and April 24; exact meet unsure|
|300H||Shauna Smith||Sheridan||42.52||2001||Set at Golden West Invitational, Sacramento, Calif.|
|4×1||Kelly Ferguson, Katie Ford, Emily Moore, Katie Rehbein||Campbell County||48.30||2006||Set at Wyoming State Championships, Casper|
|4×4||Cassie Johnson, Lyndzie Kroupa, MaKenzie Kroupa, Mesa Weidle||Rock Springs||3:56.72||2014||Set at Wyoming State Championships, Casper|
|1600 Medley||Isabelle Paddock, Alessandra Broussard, Taylen Stinson, Ada Nelson||Cody||4:12.26||2023||Set at Wyoming State Championships, Casper|
|4×8||Kylie Silva, Ava Stafford, Taylen Stinson, Ada Nelson||Cody||9:26.48||2023||Set at Wyoming State Championships, Casper|
|Discus||Baillie Gibson||Natrona||171-4||2010||Set at 4A West Regional, Green River|
|High jump||Ann Wingeleth||Lyman||5-9||2013||First at Davis (Utah) Invitational on April 27; later matched|
|Long jump||Ann Wingeleth||Lyman||19-9||2015||Set at Wyoming State Championships, Casper|
|Pole vault||Grace Shaffer||Cody||12-6||2021||Set at Wyoming State Championships, Casper|
|Shot put||Baillie Gibson||Natrona||48-10.5||2010||Set at 4A West Regional, Green River|
|Triple jump||Leila Martinez||Evanston||39-10.25||2017||Set at Wyoming State Championships, Casper|
|100||Stephen Michel||Laramie||10.50||2008||Set at Wyoming State Championships, Casper|
|200||Darius Wiggins||Kelly Walsh||21.29||2021||Set at Trojan Invitational, Casper|
|400||Mario Harris||Natrona||47.63||2009||Set at Wyoming State Championships, Casper|
|800||Ricky Faure||Rock Springs||1:48.14||2014||Set at Wyoming State Championships, Casper|
|1600||Jim McCreery||Campbell County||4:10.80||1991||Set at Arcadia meet in California|
|3200||Jonah Henry||Laramie||9:03.26||2014||Set at Arcadia meet in California|
|110H||Brendan Ames||Cheyenne Central||13.60||2007||Set at Liberty Bell Invitational, Denver|
|300H||Gage Gose||Lander||36.10||2023||Set at Wyoming State Championships, Casper|
|4×1||Trevor Brost, Tristin Cloward, Chance Jones, Garrett Ravert||Natrona||41.94||2014||Set at Wyoming State Championships, Casper|
|4×4||Trevor Brost, Stevann Brown, Robert Counts, Ryan Schwieger||Natrona||3:20.07||2014||Set at Wyoming State Championships, Casper|
|1600 Medley||Jackson Tully, Alias Erickson, Dustin Brown, Wyatt Peck||Star Valley||3:31.42||2018||Set at Wyoming State Championships, Casper|
|4×8||Paul Burke, Taylor Kelting, Eric Strand, Bob Hewitt-Gaffney||Campbell County||7:51.40||2006||Set at Camel Qualifier, Gillette|
|Discus||John Godina||Cheyenne Central||210-4||1990||Set at Wyoming State Championships, Casper|
|High jump||Charlie Clinger||Star Valley||7-1||1995||Set at Star Valley Invitational, Afton|
|Long jump||Brendan Ames||Cheyenne Central||24-6.75||2007||Set at Wyoming State Championships, Casper|
|Pole vault||Ben Peterson||Cody||16-6||2006||Set at Dan Hansen Invitational, Sheridan|
|Shot put||Cam Burkett||Kelly Walsh||65-10.25||2022||Set at Wyoming State Championships, Casper|
|Triple jump||Stephen Michel||Laramie||48-9.5||2008||Set at Wyoming State Championships, Casper|