CHEYENNE — Friday was a good day for Cheyenne Central’s Heidi Pfoor.
The Okie Blanchard Invitational wasn’t the competition level she necessarily needed but it was enough to help build her confidence.
“I think days like this are extremely important, especially because days like this are days I can focus on my race and what I need to work on instead of focusing on maybe beating someone from another team,” Pfoor said.
“I also think days like are nice and important because there’s not as much stress and pressure and it’s just go out, run your hardest and hopefully good things come out.”
Pfoor easily won both the hurdle events among the nine-team field. She topped Cheyenne South’s Cali Stewart by more than two seconds in the 100-meter hurdles races (15.57 to 17.76).
She followed that up by dominating the 300-meter hurdles race in a time of 46.77. Green River’s Melody Ferrell was a distant second at 52.22.
Days like Friday are something Central coach Rick Bishop doesn’t like for his hurdler. He says the program needs to put her in a position to compete against better athletes.
“Heidi isn’t a strict tactician. She likes competition. And if it’s not there, she jobs a little. But if it is there she rises to the occasion,” Bishop said.
Pfoor is well aware of her own times this year. She’s also aware of her competition’s marks throughout the state.
She hasn’t gotten to run against a lot of those better athletes yet but that time will come. And if anyone will be ready, it’ll be her.
“After state last year I’ve got a huge target on my back and there’s definitely some girls hunting and they’re coming,” Pfoor said.
“I haven’t raced them yet this season but their times are right there with mine. It’s going to be a competitive year.”
To see video of Pfoor’s winning run in the 100-meter hurdles or other highlights from the Okie Blanchard Invite, follow this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xZt_8az4So