Moffat County High School seniors Lindsey Yoast, left, and Brian Ivy could break MCHS track records this season. Yoast competes in the discus, and Ivy competes in the long and triple jumps.

Photo by Ben Bulkeley

Moffat County High School seniors Lindsey Yoast, left, and Brian Ivy could break MCHS track records this season. Yoast competes in the discus, and Ivy competes in the long and triple jumps.

MCHS seniors eye track and field records

Lindsey Yoast and Brian Ivy could claim school track records

For Lindsey Yoast, a successful year throwing the discus ends in one place.

With her name on the Moffat County High School’s wall of records.

Located in the main entrance of the high school, the wall carries the records of all former MCHS track and field stars, and if Yoast has her way, her name would join the ranks.

“It would mean a lot to me,” she said, “to have my name in my high school up on the wall, and to break a record.”

The discus record currently belongs to Dollie Frentress, who threw for 122 feet and 7 inches in 1998.

Yoast’s previous best was 105 feet and 8 1/2 inches.

“I thought that I needed to always do my best,” she said. “Right now, I think my best is probably to beat that record.”

If Yoast does her best, it could possibly punch her ticket to the May 20 state meet in Denver.

But the MCHS senior said she would concentrate on making up 15 feet with the disc before any state dreams.

“Medaling at state would be pretty cool,” she said. “But breaking the record is more important. It’s at my school, and I will be remembered if I’m up on the wall.”

Yoast isn’t the only MCHS athlete with a chance to add their name to wall this year.

Senior Brian Ivy has been eyeing the triple jump record since he first started competing at the high school level.

“It would be sick,” he said about breaking the record. “I’ve been trying to do it for four years.

“It’s pretty much been my high school goal.”

Ivy’s personal best of 45 feet is less than 1 1/2 feet from the school record.

In 1987, Dan Pleasant set the record with a triple jump of 46 feet and 5.25 inches.

Picking between medaling at state or setting the school record for the triple jump was not an option for Ivy — he wants to accomplish both.

“Both would be nice,” he said.

The triple jump isn’t the only record within the senior’s grasp.

MCHS’ long jump record of 24’ 1.25”, which was set in 2004 by Cody Palmer, is three feet off Ivy’s previous best.

Setting both records while medaling in each event at the state meet would represent Ivy’s ultimate goal.

“That would be cool,” he said. “That would be a heck of a senior year.

“That would be the dream package.”

Ben Bulkeley can be reached at 875-1795 or bbulkeley@craigdailypress.com.


Moffat County High School girls track and field records

Event / Record / Name / Year set

100 meters / 12.18 / Heather Urbanoski / 1999

200 meters / 25.71 / Heather Urbanoski / 2000

100 meter hurdles / 15.80 / Kelly Kroese / 1996

300 meter hurdles / 46.45 / Kelly Kroese / 1995

400 meters / 59.81 / Laurel Mortensen / 2001

800 meters / 2:15.37 / Laurel Mortensen / 2003

1600 meters / 4:55.47 / Alicia Nelson / 2009

3200 meters / 11:20.56 / Christina Moyer / 1997

400 meter relay / 49.95 / April Tague / 1999

Jill Adamek

Mika Sue Beldon

Heather Urbanoski

800 meter relay / 1:45.23 / Brandi Babin / 2001

Laurel Mortensen

Heather Urbanoski

Jill Adamek

1600 meter relay / 4:05.43 / Laurel Mortensen / 2000

Charlotte Steele

Stephanie Hurd

Emily Mortensen

3200 meter relay / 9:26.01 / Stephanie Hurd / 2000

Charlotte Steele

Laurel Mortensen

Emily Mortensen

800 Medley / relay / 1:50.90 / Ashley Bishop / 2001

Brandi Babin

Heather Urbanoski

Emily Mortensen

Long jump / 19’ 3.25” / Erin Urbanoski / 2008

Triple jump / 34’ 9” / Diana Carter / 1991

High Jump / 5’ 5” / Shannon St. Martin / 1993

Discus / 122’ 7” / Dollie Frentress / 1998

Shot Put / 36’ 11.75” / Dollie Frentress / 1998


Moffat County High School boys track and field records

Event / Record / Name / Year set

100 meters / 10.81 / Chad Zulian / 1998

200 meters / 22.19 / Chad Zulian / 1998

100 meter hurdles / 14.92 / Tony Foster / 1996

300 meter hurdles / 39.92 / Dan Pleasant / 1987

400 meters / 50.14 / Mark Evans / 1982

800 meters / 1:57.93 / Kelly Christensen / 2000

1600 meters / 4:20 / Clint Wells / 1993

3200 meters / 9:33 / Clint Wells / 1993

400 meter relay / 43.36 / Tim Kramer / 1998

Andrew Christensen

Brett Stearns

Chad Zulian

800 meter relay / 1:31.09 / Josh Classen / 2007

Colton Conrad

Sam Weeldreyer

Andrew Drake

1600 meter relay / 3:23.11 / Sam Weeldreyer / 2006

Jeremy Bird

Malcolm Hillewaert

Derek Duran

3200 meter relay / 8:02.03 / Drew Lyon / 2004

Kelvin Grinolds

Anthony Loughran

Derek Duran

Long jump / 24’ 1.25” / Cody Palmer / 2004

Triple jump / 46’ 5.25” / Dan Pleasant / 1987

High jump / 6’ 6” / Brad Hurd / / 2004

Discus / 167’ 2” / Ben Hough / / 1995

Shot put / 53’ 4.75” / JT Haddan / 2008

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