2023 Indoor Track and Field All-State selections

FREMONT COUNTY – The Wyoming high school track and field season is split between winter and spring, with indoor play during the snowy months and outdoor play the following few months. Now that the Indoor Track and Field season is officially over and many Lander and Riverton student-athletes performed extremely well at the state tournament last week, the list of All-State selections has been announced.

Lander’s newly sanctioned Indoor team, fresh off years of competition with Riverton, landed five runners on the 3A Boys’ All-State list, tied for the most with Evanston. To no one’s surprise, Gage Gose was one of those five, especially after finishing first in the 55-meter hurdles final (7.53 seconds) and the 200-meter heats (23.08).

Gose, who recently signed with Davidson College to join their hurdles group, has been one of the standout runners and hurdlers over the past four years and is poised to continue that with a final outdoor track season under the guidance of his father and coach Ben Goss.

Another Lander senior to make the all-state list for indoor track was Joel Bever, who finished 10th in the 55-meter dash (6.86 seconds) and also in the 200-meter dash (24.59 seconds), both finishing as a new personal race. records for seniors. Another unsurprising name joined Bever and Gose, Reed McFadden.

McFadden, who helped the Lander boys swim team win another state championship just weeks earlier, finished third in both the preliminaries (8.22 seconds) and the final heat (8.32 seconds) in the 55-meter hurdles behind teammate Gos. McFadden also had a great penultimate race, finishing first in the 400 meters (52.92 seconds) and fourth in the 800 meters (2:21.10) at the Last Chance qualifying meet in late February.

Finally, Lander seniors Aidan Russell and Matisse Weaver rounded out the Tigers’ All-State selections after Russell finished the season ranked 23rd in the state in the 60-meter dash (7.76 seconds) and Weaver finished 17th in the state in the 400 meters (53.35 seconds).

As for Riverton, the Wolverines were only able to propel one infielder and one infielder to the all-state list, and it might not be who you think. Senior Watie Whiteplume, who finished 2nd in the high jump with a new personal best of five feet ten inches. Whiteplume finished in the top eight of all Wyoming high jumpers at the end of the 2023 indoor season, as well as in the top fifty in the 60-meter dash.

Some notable rejections from the All-State list were Riverton’s Kaden Chatfield, who placed in the top ten in the 1,600 meters and the top three in the 3,200 meters, and freshman Addison Alley, who finished in the top ten in two individual events (55 meters hurdles and high jump) at the Wyoming Indoor State Track and Field Championships. Also, junior Kiana Swann could have easily made the list after finishing 12th in the 1,600 meters at the state championships and setting a new personal best in the 800 meters (2:34.84) ​​when she placed in the final race 15th place. season.

Many of these names and more will transition fairly easily into the outdoor track and field season that begins later this month.

Below are the Wyoming Coaches Association boys and girls 4A and 3A All-State rosters:

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