The relay effect: Moore does his part to push the herd

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Zane Moore anchors the 4-by-800 relay at the Trojan Invitational, April 7.

Eddie Poe

The boys 4-by-800 relay team at Glenrock aims to be top-tier.
One look at them on race day and you can instantly tell. Run by Brysen Collier, T.J. Kraft, Kale Kuhlman and Zane Moore, the Herders unit is tough to miss. If they’ve yet to put you in their rearview on the track, they’re most certainly plotting to.
“It comes down to our mentality,” Zane Moore said. “As a group of guys we’re super competitive and we’re always pushing each other to be in that top-tier to show everyone how strong Glenrock is.”
In each of the three meets that the relay team has chosen to run this season, they’ve finished either first or second. The first instance came during the opening meet when they finished with a state qualifying time of 9:04.38, securing their spot in Casper for the second straight year.
Moore says that they’ve truly come together in the event and that their success is a credit to knowing how to work together effectively.
“We’re always trying to make each other better,” he said. “We each know what our capabilities are and we work towards that.”
Comprised of juniors and seniors, the teams’ mentality is to continue pushing with the end goal of bringing home a top finish at state.

Wintry weather has taken its toll on scheduled track meets over the past two weeks. Prior to the cancellation of Glenrock’s Finch-Lehner Invite, the Herders traveled to Wheatland on Wednesday for an invite that was originally scheduled for April 7.
On a day where the sky opened up, temperatures rose and weather was a non-issue, Glenrock put forth their best meet of the season.
Annelise Clark had an outstanding day in the hurdles events, taking first in the 100-meter and 300-meter hurdles races. Her teammate Katelyn Cathcart also finished in a top spot for Glenrock, placing second in the 100-meter hurdles.
The girls also ran strong in the relays, finishing first in the 4-by-100 and 4-by-400.
In the throwing events, Mikalah Jones nabbed first in the discus throw with a distance of 104 feet 7.5 inches. She also placed third in the shot put. Teammate Mandi Tvedt emerged and took fourth in the discus and sixth in the shot put.
For the boys, it was another solid day of performances in the relays and field events. Brock Jones put together another top showing in the discus and shot put, placing first and second, respectively. Teammate Urian Moreno was beat out by Jones in the discus as his throw fell just three inches short for a second place finish.
As they’ve done most of the season, the boys left the competition behind in the 4-by-800 relay. They also captured a first place spot in the 4-by-400 relay and second in the 4-by-100.
Moore ran strong in the 1600-meter race, finishing first with a time of 5:17.30. T.J. Kraft also had an impressive showing, taking home first place in the 3200-meter race and third in the 400-meter.
“The race has really become a part of me,” Moore said about the 1600 meter. “I know where my capabilities are and how to outpace the other runners. It has become natural.”
In his first appearance of the season, Ian Arnold finished second in the 110-meter hurdles and also took third in the 300-meter hurdles.
Both the boys and girls’ teams’ left Wheatland with first place finishes overall and a new sense of confidence as they flip the page to the later half of the season.
“We’ve really made leaps and bounds as a team,” Moore said. “With a strong group of freshman and upperclassmen who know their roles, we’ve been working hard.”

Moore and the Herders will travel to Douglas on Friday for the Douglas Invite, beginning at noon. 


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