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Local runners compete well at New Balance Nationals

Star Valley’s four runners competed well at the New Balance Nationals in North Carolina over the weekend.

The quartet of Asefa Wetzel, Wyatt Moore, Peter Visser and Dean Shaw ran the 1600 meter Medley, finishing with a time of 3:40.11. The Medley consists of two runners sprinting 200 meters, a 400 meter runner and an 800 meter runner.

Wetzel ran in the 5000 Meter race, just over three miles, winning his heat with a time of 14:46.73 and placing eighth overall. There were 30 runners in the Championship Division. Wetzel just barely missed out on All-America status by six seconds.

 

 

 

Moore ran both the 100 and 200 meter races over the weekend. He finished with a 10.93 in the 100 meter dash and a time of 22.10 in the 200 meter race. Moore wrapped up his Star Valley running career holding the school records in the 55 and 200 meter Indoor and the 100 and 200 meter Outdoor.

Visser placed tenth overall in the 2000 Meter Steeplechase with a time of 6:03.75. It was an intense race with just ten seconds separating the top ten racers.

Wetzel and Moore will both be running for the University of Wyoming in the 2019-2020 school year. Shaw will be a senior and Visser will be a junior at Star Valley High School in the Fall.

CLICK HERE FOR FULL RESULTS FROM THE 2019 NEW BALANCE NATIONALS.

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