Brooks, Fryberger win state track individual titles
LAKE COUNTY — Charlo Lady Viking Carlee Fryberger claimed the top spot in the Class C State girls 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.81 seconds, and Ronan Maiden Lindsey Brooks won the Class A State girls high jump title with a mark of five feet and two inches.
The MHSA Class AA-C State Track and Field meet was held at the MCPS in Missoula on Friday and Saturday. Fryberger picked up a state record and an additional four top-five finishes, placing second in the 300-meter hurdles, third in both the 100-meter and 200-meter races along with a fifth place in the triple jump.
During Friday’s 100-meter hurdle preliminaries, Fryberger broke the state record of 14.92 seconds set back in 1999 with a time of 14.78 seconds.
Other Charlo Lady Vikings state top 20 performances included freshman Aida Cote in the discus, junior Kyla Tomlin in the javelin and Guinevere Contreras in the 3200. State competitors for the Vikings were Kenton Piedalue in the 400 meters, Tucker Love in the 1600 and Coyle Nagy in both the 400-meter and 800-meter races.
Maiden Brooks, of Ronan, was on the winners’ podium during Friday and Saturday’s MHSA Class A-B State track and field meet, hosted at the Laurel Sports Complex in Laurel. Sophomore Leina Ulutoa claimed fifth in the triple jump, and Rylie Lindquist took second place in the javelin along with a 16th- place finish in the shot put. Also for the Maidens, Olivia Heiner finished 15th in the 1600.
On the boys side of the track, Girma Detwiler placed second in the triple jump, Payton Cates finished second in the high jump and Brant Heiner placed fourth in the 3200.
Ronan senior Michael Irvine finished fifth in the 1600, seventh in the 800 and ninth in the 3200. Zarec Couture placed nineth in the triple jump and 14th in the long jump. Ronan freshman Colter Cornwell placed eighth in the 300-meter hurdles, and senior Jayden Rodda placed 11th in the pole vault.
Jonathan Perez was the top state finisher for the Polson Pirates with a fourth-place finish in the javelin followed by seventh-place finishers Dawson Dumont in the 100 meters and Mason Sloan in the 1600.
Also for the Pirates, Austin Luper finished 21st in the long jump and Drifter Skillicorn placed 11th in the 800 and 14th in the 400-meter race.
For the Lady Pirates, Halle Heninger placed 16th in the 3200, sophomore Ashtyn Wagner grabbed 10th in the 800 and 13th place in the 1600 and Adison Carlson booked ninth place in the 1600 and 15th in the 3200.
Also competing in Laurel: Mission Lady Bulldog Sydney Brander finished in the top 20 in four events, placing fourth in the long jump, eighth in the high jump, 10th in the 100 meters and 18th in the triple jump.
Bulldog Andrew Rush nabbed second in the 1600, third in the 800 and fourth in the 3200. The Bulldog top-20 list included Layne Spidel with 13th in the 400; Bryce Umphrey with 11th in the triple jump; Charles Adams placed nineth in the 100 meters and 11th in the long jump.
Class B Arlee Warrior Colt Crawford placed seventh in the 300-meter hurdles followed by Sage Nicolai who finished 16th in the 800. For the Arlee Scarlets, Halle Adams finished 10th in the shot put. The top-20 finishers included Raven Parson and Isabelle Pape. Parson placed 14th in the 800 and 16th in the long jump. Pape finished 15th in the 300-meter hurdles and placed 17th in the pole vault.