track and field
MISSOULA – Ronan owned the both the track and the field at the 6B District showdown, sending multiple athletes to the podium with gold hardware around their necks.
Competing at Missoula Big Sky Friday and Saturday, the Chiefs and Maidens both placed first among their district rivals with the boys totaling a team score of 172 and the ladies posting a score of 166.
Jackson Duffey and Bryce Cullen had a good tourney for the Chiefs with Duffey scoring big in the distance runs, picking up three first place finishes and Cullen dominating the hurdles with gold in both events.
Cullen finished both the 110m and 300m hurdles with times of 16.32 and 42.02 and Duffey crossed the finish line first in the 800 (2:09.71), 1600 (4:54.45) and 3200 (10:53.81) runs.
Cole Gerhardt placed first in shot put after launching the ball 42-11 and the Chief’s A squad placed first in the 1600 meter relay race finishing with a time of 3:40.28.
Gerhardt also picked up silver in the discus event after landing 130-04. Other second placers include Tyler Houle (PV-11-0), Tate Lipscomb (110h-16.94) and Steven Flesch (TJ-38-05).
Going with bronze for the Chiefs was Nate Dennis who placed third in the 800, 1600, and 3200m races, Collin McGuyer in pole vault and Kasey Mock in the javelin event.
Coming in fourth was Aaron Misa (110h, 300h), Gennaro Berna (800m), Cullen (400m, LJ) and the 400m relay team while fifth went to Kiry Detwiler (3200), Zeke Misa (HJ), Trevor Anderson (110h), Mock (Disc) and Gerhardt (Jav).
For the Maidens Aspen Jore led the way, picking up two first place finishes in the throwing events after tossing 33-07 in shot put and 118-10 on the javelin grass.
Maidens Sydnee Clairmont found a golden finish in the high jump, clearing 4-08 and Ally Buhr launched 33.07 in the pole vault placing her in first.
Finishing second for the Maidens was Lee Camel who grabbed silver in three events; shot put (29-10.05), triple jump (33-06.75) and in the long jump, landing 15-09.5. Joining Camel in second place was Alicia Camel (Dsc-90-08), Penni Weyent (1600m-6:13.36) and the 1600m relay team.
Third place went to Alex Dennis (200m, 300h), Micalann McCrea (PV), Jenna Shepherd (100m), Alicia Camel (SP) and Clairmont (400m).
Rounding out the top five were fourth place finishers Sammy Metzger (3200), Dennis (400) and McCrea (100m, 200m). McCrea also picked up a fifth place finish (LJ) along with Ashley Peterson (800m), Dennis (400) and Shepherd (200m).
It was a tough District turnout for Mission as they placed only one in the top spot leaving both the Bulldogs and the Lady Bulldogs with bottom of the ladder team scores of 34 and 40.
Lady Bulldog Auxie Cates was the lone gold medalist for Mission. Cates placed first in the discus event after tossing a long 103-02. Cates also placed second after clearing 8-0 in the pole vault.
Lady Bulldog Trinity Lewandowski grabbed a bronze finish in the 100m hurdle event and also placed first in the 300 hurdles and triple jump while Mariah Durlgo finished in fourth in shot put and fifth in the javelin throw.
Sydnee Castor also picked up a fifth place finish of the Lady Bulldogs in the 100m race.
For the Bulldogs, Tate Weingart fared the best after placing second in the 1600m run with a finish time of 5:01.74 and picking up a fourth place finish in the triple jump. Nick Durglo scored the only third place with a bronze in discus.
Fourth place went to Raymond Matt at the javelin field and Weingart for his triple jump and placing fifth was the 400m relay team as well as Tyler Spidel (SP), Matt (TJ) and Durglo (100m, 200m).
Both Mission and Ronan will head to Missoula on Friday and Saturday to compete at the Divisional Tournament with State right behind May 22-23 held in Kalispell.
Team scores - Ronan 172; Deer Lodge 148; Loyola 115; Florence 54; Mission 34
Ronan 166; Loyola 127; Deer Lodge 114; Florence 68; Mission 40
POLSON – Hosted by Hot Springs at Polson, Charlo and Arlee athletes shined at the 14-C District Tournament Thursday with Charlo’s boys taking first overall and the Scarlets dominating the ladies’ side. Two Eagle River also showed determination with a couple of Eagles and a Lady Eagle breaking into the top five, showing valley teams are ready to take their track and field athletes all the way to State.
The Scarlets dazzled on both the track and field to place first with a dominating team score of 222, 82 points more than the second-place Lady Vikings. Arlee placed athletes first in 11 events.
Scarlet Carly Hergett secured gold in a trio of events, also throwing a second-place finish to cap off her stellar District run. Hergett won the 400-meter with a time of 1:04.76, the 100 hurdles in 17.26 and the triple jump with a 33-4 leap. Hergett’s second place came in the long jump sand, where she landed 14-1.
Becca Whitesell and Alex Adams also enjoyed their time at the top, with Whitesell placing first in the 800-meter (2:42.08) and the 1,600-meter (5:58.86) runs as well as grabbing a fifth-place finish in the 200-meter dash. Adams went big with a 14-11.5 long jump and a gold in the pole vault event after clearing 9-0. Adams also placed second in the 100-meter race in 13.94.
Rounding out the first placers was Ashley Revis, who took first in both the 100 and 200-meter dashes with times of 13.66 and 27.71. She also placed third in the long jump.
Both relay teams won the 400 and 1,600 races. The 400-meter team consisted of Katie and Ashley Revis, Whitesell and Adams, and team 1,600 was Whitesell, Goyins, Hergett and Ashley Revis.
In at second were Bryndle Goyins, tossing a 101-6 javelin and running a 1:07.82 400-meter race, Abby Yokum (300 hurdles, 56.11) and Katie Revis with a 31-6.5 triple jump.
Third-place finishers were Yokum (TJ) and Katie Revis in the long jump; Revis also placed fourth in the 200 and fifth in the 100-meter dashes.
Finishing in fourth were Shawntaya Nelson (800), Ella Lindberg (3,200) and Goyins (HJ) while fifth went to Kassidy Rubel (PV), Kory McVicker (1,600) and Goyins in the 800-meter race.
For the Warriors, Isaac Desjarlais led the battle with two first-place finishes and a third. He took home gold in both the 100 (11.69) and 400 (52.36) races with a bronze in the 800-meter run, also anchoring the first-place 400 relay team along with Leondre Bolen, PJ Haynes and Harold Yokum.
Second placers for the Warriors included the 1,600 relay team and Harold Yokum, who finished the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 18.32, also placing third in the 300 hurdle race. Joining Yokum in third was Kyler Clinkenbeard in the triple jump. Clinkenbeard also scored a fourth place in the long jump and a fifth-place finish in the 300 hurdles and high jump.
Other fourth-place finishers included Zach Felsman (1,600), George Shick (PV) and Bolen (TJ) while fifth went to Ty Adams (PV) and Haynes (200).
The Warriors would finish in third as a team with an overall score of 97.
The Vikings posted some mighty stats to take a team gold with an overall score of 165, with Delaneys popping up all over the top five.
Vikings Dalton and Michael Delaney both grabbed a top spot on the podium, with Dalton placing first in the long 3,200-meter run with a time of 10:45.07 and Michael crossing the finish line at 42:39 after hopping the hurdles in the 300-meter race.
Michael also placed second in the 200-meter dash (24:04) and third in the 100, while Dalton took third in the 1,600 and fifth in the 800. Dugan Runkel also cleaned up in the hurling events after tossing 43-5.5 in shot put and 124-9.5 in discus to win both.
Viking Jesse Long placed first in the 110 hurdles and fourth in the 200-meter race, while Kyle Couture finished first in the pole vault, clearing 11-6, and Bridger Smith launched a 150-7 javelin throw good for gold, also picking up a bronze in the pole vault.
Dalton and Michael Delaney, Trent Dennison and Chandler Krahn combined to win the 1,600-meter relay race.
Silvers went to Brady Fryberger at the shot put pit for launching a 36-4 throw, Kane Shenyer for his 106-9 javelin toss and to the 400-meter relay team.
Picking up bronze for the Vikings were Stetson Stipe (110 hurdles) and Smith (PV), while fourth went to Zane Hafliger (3,200) and Krahn (400).
Wrapping up the top five were Fryberger in the discus event and Shenyer in the triple jump.
Though the Lady Vikings fell behind Arlee to take second overall with a team score of 140, three ladies graced the top five more than once, adding a gold finish to their District trophy cases.
Nagy won the 300-meter hurdle race and took second in the 100 hurdles, while Tryon topped the discus throw in 94-4.75 and grabbed silver with a 33-05.5 shot put launch.
Nabbing a second-place finish for the Lady Vikings were Shayna Nagy (2:42 in the 800 and 14:39 in the 3,200), Sienna Brown (200, 29.21), Ashley Tryon (discus, 88-9.74) and both the 400 and 1,600-meter relay teams, with Brown also picking up a bronze in the 800-meter event.
Fourth place went to Sakoya Gaustad (PV), Ashley Shenyer (TJ), Ashley Mock (D) and Telesa Truman in both the shot put and javelin tosses.
Two Eagle River
Though Two Eagle River may have a smaller team, it didn’t stop them from placing in the top five to qualify for the next step in the postseason realm.
Eagles Kamiah Payne and Comfort Bolen found a top spot with Payne placing second in the long jump after landing 20-15 and Bolen finished up in fifth in the 100-meter dash.
Lady Eagle Danielle Adler finished fourth in the shot put to help her team reach a fifth-place score of 4.
The boys placed seventh with a team score of 11.
Divisionals is the next stop for the 14-C teams Friday and Saturday in Missoula and State will be May 22-23 in Laurel.
Team scores - Charlo 165; Hot Springs 109; Arlee 97; Noxon 60; Superior 44; St. Regis 39; Two Eagle River 11
Team scores - Arlee 222; Charlo 140; Superior 110; Noxon 34; St. Regis 4; Two Eagle River 4; Hot Springs 1