Valley track and filed teams race off to state
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FRENCHTOWN — On Friday and Saturday, prep tracksters from across the Mission Valley battled in their respective class divisional track and field meets for coveted open spots in this weekend’s State Class A meet hosted in Butte and State Class B-C meet hosted in Great Falls.
Competing in the Western B-C hosted in Frenchtown, the Mission Bulldogs posted eight top-five finishes.
With a time of 11.66 seconds, Bulldog Charles Adams snatched the top spot in the 100 meters from Joseph Farrier of Bigfork who finished with a time of 11.70 seconds. Adams also finished third in the 200 meters, and fifth in the pole vault.
Andrew Rush also booked multiple top-five finishes for the Bulldogs, placing second in both the 800 and 1600, along with a third place in the 3200.
Canyon Sargent nabbed fourth place in the shot put, and in the triple jump Bryce Umphrey finished fourth.
Also in Class B action, Arlee Warriors Rj Knoll placed fourth in the pole vault, and Charley Crawford finished fifth in the javelin.
For the Charlo Vikings and Lady Vikings in the Western C, Hayden Smith finished third in both the 1600 and 3200, while teammate Tucker Love placed third in the javelin.
Lady Viking Kyla Tomlin, with a vault of seven feet and six inches, tied for fifth place in the pole vault.
In Western A Divisional track and field action hosted in Hamilton, Ronan Chief Payton Cates won the boys high jump divisional title with a jump of six feet and seven inches, followed by teammate Ted Coffman who tied for fifth place.
Also for Ronan, Rueben Couture placed fifth in the 300-meter hurdles, and Connor Durglo finished fifth in the triple jump.
On the Maidens side of the track, Leina Ulutoa placed third in the triple jump, while Olivia Heiner finished fourth in the 800 meters.
For Polson, Lady Pirate Ashtyn Wagner finished third in the 800 meters, and Halle Heninger placed third in the 3200.
Drifter Skillicorn was the lone top-five finisher for the Pirates with a fifth place showing in the long jump.