Charlo sweeps 14-C Districts
POLSON – In Polson on Thursday, teams from Charlo, Arlee, Two Eagle River, St. Regis, Superior, Noxon, and Hot Springs fought for district titles and a spot at the State competition. The Vikings and Lady Vikings had no problem securing their spots as they dominated the competition, with Charlo athletes placing in a top-three spot in almost every event.
Viking Tyler Delaney won gold in three events as well as helping relay teams to secure first in both relay races. Delaney finished first in the 100 meter with a time of 11:67, the 200 meter with a time of 23:1, and crossed the line with a time of 52:11 to grab first in the 400 meter. Kail Pope also fared well for the Vikings coming away with two first place finishes in both the 110 and 300 hurdle races finishing with times of 16.00 and 41.20 respectively. The Vikings also saw many other first place finishers with Connor Daugherty grabbing a time of 2:09 in the 800 meter run, Manual Ammann in the 3,200 meter with a time of 10:45:06, Jacen Peterson cleared 3.96 meters in the pole vault, and Dugan Runkel threw 43-0 in shot put grabbing first for the Vikings. Viking relay team Kail Pope, Michael Delaney, Tyler Delaney, and Jacen Peterson took first in both the 400 meter and 1,600 meter relays.
Eagle Kamiah Payne took home a gold for Two Eagle River, placing first in the long jump, landing 20-05.
For the girls, Charlo took top spot among the teams with Arlee’s Scarlets nipping at their heels. Lady Viking Aspen Runkel took first in three events, finishing with a time of 27:7 in the 200 meter and winning both hurdle races with times of 16.8 for the 100 meter and 47:8 for the 300 meter. The Lady Vikings also grabbed first places with Sienna Brown in the 200 meter with a time of 13:5, Mackenzie Foust in the 3,200 meter run finishing with a first place time of 13:25, Jordan Ludeman in pole vault clearing 2.59 meters, and Lea Reich in the triple jump landing 31-03 taking home first for the Lady Vikings. Lady Viking relay teams, consisting of Runkel, Madison Foust, Shayna Nagy, and Sienna Brown took first in both the 10 meter and 400 meter relays.
Scarlet Jessica Knoll found herself with two first place victories finishing with a time of 1:02 in the 400 meter and 2:30 in the 800 meter run. Other first place finishers for the Scarlets included Becca Whitesell in the 1,600 meter with a time of 5:55:31 and Whitney Malatare landing 16-04 for first in the long jump.
The athletes with top six score in individual events and relays will continue on to Divisionals held at the Missoula County Stadium May 23-24.
Team scores - Charlo 205, Hot Springs 147, Superior 69, Noxon 49, Arlee 34, Two Eagle River 13, St. Regis 3.
Athletes qualified for Divisionals – Charlo: Tyler Delaney, Michael Delaney, Kail Pope, Conner Daugherty, Cody Couture, Trent Dennison, Manual Ammann, Dalton Delaney, Jesse Long, Jacen Peterson, Kyle Couture, Bridger Smith, Stetson Stipe, Tyler Neise, Kane Sheyner, Dugan Runkel, Maverick Nelson.
Arlee: Isaac Desjarlais, Zach Felsman, Harold Yokum, Aaron Perry, Leondre Bolin.
Two Eagle River: Kamiah Payne, DaShane Hewankorn.
Team scores - Charlo 225, Arlee 175, St. Regis 38, Superior 38, Noxon 21, Hot springs 17, Two Eagle River 2.
Athletes qualified for Divisionals – Charlo: Sienna Brown, Shayna Nagy, Cheyenne Nagy, Aspen Runkel, Madison Foust, Sierra Ragen, Mackenzie Foust, Jordan Ludeman, Michaela Krahn, Lea Reich, Kathleen Cox, Ashley Sheyner, Lindsey Tryon.
Arlee: Alex Adams, Jessica Knoll, Becca Whitesell, Whitney Malatare, Abby Yokum, Carly Hergett, Bryndle Goyins, Violet Pablo, Eulla Fullerton, Courtney Perry, Alicia Camel.
Two Eagle River: Elizabeth Cannon.