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HELENA - Last season it was the Kalispell Glacier boys' track and field team that won its first Western AA divisional meet. This spring it was the girls' turn.

Glacier, behind four individual victories and a relay win, finished with 136.5 points to win the two-day gathering at Vigilante Stadium. Two-time defending meet champ Missoula Big Sky was second with 100 points and Helena High (90) was third.

Sprinter Maddey Frey paced the Wolfpack with a sweep in the 100 and 200. She defeated Flathead's Tess Brenneman in the later of the two races and leap-frogged Brenneman to post the second-fastest 200 by a Class AA girl this spring. Frey, who finished the 200 in 26.18 seconds, was runner-up to Brenneman in the long jump on Friday.

Glacier's Lexy Boschee and Katie Pilsch added wins in the triple jump and discus, while the Wolfpack recorded the second-best time in the state this season in winning the 1,600 relay. The team of Makayla Mitchell, Kayla Byle, Heather Fraley and Anna Deleray finished in 4:06.21.

Brenneman won the open 400 with a time of 58.82. Teammate Briana Patyk cleared 5 feet, 4 inches to win the high jump and spring into the state best list. Boschee did not place in the high jump on Saturday, but she leads all the Class AA girls' qualifiers with a mark of 5-6.

Missoula Hellgate freshman Paige Gilchrist cracked the state's top 10 with her winning time of 5:19.64 in the 1,600. She also won the 3,200 on Friday. Big Sky's Natalie Zimmer won the 100 hurdles a day after teammate Morgan Struble won the 300s. Zimmer crossed the line in a personal-best 15.68.

Helena Capital cruised to the boys' team title with 128 points. Kalispell Flathead was second with 97.5 points and Glacier (93) edged Big Sky (90) for third.

The Bruins benefitted from a 1-2 finish in the 110 hurdles by seniors Matt Miller and Beau Berg. They also picked up a narrow victory over Missoula Sentinel and Glacier in the 1,600 relay. Capital clipped the tape in 3:29.08.

Big Sky senior Drew Owens continued his amazing run at divisionals with three more wins in the 100, 200 and 400. His time in the 400 (50.30) is one of the top three for AA boys. Owens lowered his state-leading time in winning the 300 hurdles on Friday.

Owens' teammate Michael Duncan added the triple jump title to go with the long jump crown he won on Friday. Glacier thrower Tanner Morrison posted a season-best 160-4 in winning the discus.

The top five placers in each event advanced to the State AA meet, which begins Friday in Great Falls. Class AA athletes can also advance to state if they meet a qualifying standard, which is being used on a trial basis for a second consecutive season.

Western AA divisional meet

at Vigilante Stadium, Helena

Saturday

BOYS

Team scores: Helena Capital High 128, Kalispell Flathead High 97.5, Kalispell Glacier High 93, Missoula Big Sky 90, Missoula Sentinel 45, Missoula Hellgate 44.5, Helena High 29.

100 - 1. Drew Owens, MBS, 11.46; 2. George Sherwood, Flat, 11.58; 3. Jacob Grover, CHS, 11.59; 4. Ryan Wall, HHS, 11.65; 5. Brandon Munroe, Gla, 11.69; 6. Payton Blood, CHS, 11.75.

200 - 1. Drew Owens, MBS, 22.85; 2. Jacob Grover, CHS, 23.11; 3. George Sherwood, Flat, 23.14; 4. Spencer Hale, MH, 22.8; 5. Taylor Hart, Gla, 23.33; 6. Tyler Jacobsen, MS, 23.57.

400 - 1. Drew Owens, MBS, 50.30; 2. Tyler Jacobson, MS, 50.83; 3. Taylor Hart, Gla, 50.84; 4. Michael Duncan, MBS, 51.60; 5. Tim Doepker, Gla, 52.74; 6. Cody Hanson, CHS, 52.90.

1600 - 1. Leif Castren, Flat, 4:29.79; 2. Zach Perrin, Flat, 4:30.51; 3. Jesse Bennett, Flat, 4:32.34; 4. Jake Turner, MS, 4:33.88; 5. Matt Barker, HHS, 4:36.13; 6. Alec Surynt, Flat, 4:40.41.

110 Hurdles - 1. Matt Miller, CHS, 14.76; 2. Beau Berg, CHS, 14.93; 3. Koleman Gross, HHS, 14.98; 4. Drew Owens, MBS, 15.09; 5. Reece Easterling, CHS, 15.54; 6. Austin Lindquist, MBS, 15.75.

1600 relay - 1. Capital High (Braden Peterson, Reece Easterling, Matt Miller, Jacob Grover), 3:29.08; 2. Missoula Sentinel, 3:29.34; 3. Glacier High, 3:29.44; 4. Flathead, 3:31.73; 5. Missoula Big Sky, 3:34.78; 6. Helena High, 3:35.90.

Triple jump - 1. Michael Duncan, MBS, 42-7¾; 2. Brendan Gragg, MH, 42-6¾; 3. Kyle Griffith, Gla, 42-5¾; 4. Kyle Montini, Gla, 42-4½; 5. Josh Pannell, MS, 39-10½; 6. Matt Ethridge, MBS, 39-10¼.

Discus - 1. Tanner Morrison, Gla, 160-4; 2. Tommy Peterson, CHS, 149-5; 3. Brian Maus, MS, 147-8; 4. Matt Russell, Gla, 132-11; 5. Zach Smith, CHS, 129-1; 6. Jake Bushnell, HHS, 126-8.

GIRLS

Team scores: Kalispell Glacier High 136.5, Missoula Big Sky 100, Helena High 90, Kalispell Flathead High 73, Missoula Sentinel 53.5, Helena Capital High 45, Missoula Hellgate 29

100 - 1. Maddey Frey, Gla, 12.68; 2. Morgan Braby, MBS, 12.91; 3. Tess Brenneman, Flat, 13.07; 4. Natalie Zimmer, MBS, 13.27; 5. Morgan Struble, MBS, 13.31; 6. Jaclyn Rauthe, Flat, 13.45.

200 - 1. Maddey Frey, Gla, 26.18; 2. Tess Brenneman, Flat, 26.28; 3. Morgan Struble, MBS, 26.35; 4. Ellie Tinkle, MBS, 26.82; 5. Demi Wignot, HHS, 27.10; 6. Braelynne Johnson, HHS, 27.49.

400 - 1. Tess Brenneman, Flat, 58.82; 2. Ellie Tinkle, MBS, 59.21; 3. Nikki Odegard, HHS, 61.51; 4. Katie McKay, MBS, 61.97; 5. Braelynne Johnson, HHS, 61.98; 6. Kearston Hedges, Gla, 62.69.

1600 - 1. Paige Gilchrist, MH, 5:19.64; 2. Breanna Jaynes, MS, 5:22.14; 3. Heather Fraley, Gla, 5:23.55; 4. Mara Menahan, HHS, 5:26.89; 5. Taylor Rather, MBS, 5:28.56; 6. Anna Deleray, Gla, 5:29.59.

100 Hurdles - 1. Natalie Zimmer, MBS, 15.68; 2. Lexy Boschee, Gla, 15.87; 3. Liz Harper, MS, 16.12; 4. Morgan Struble, MBS, 16.55; 5. Kwyn Johnson, Flat, 16.63; 6. Emily Harris, MBS, 16.83.

1600 relay - 1. Glacier High (Makayla Mitchell, Kayla Byle, Heather Fraley, Anna Deleray), 4:06.21; 2. Helena High, 4:07.85; 3. Missoula Big Sky, 4:10.53; 4. Missoula Sentinel, 4:13.11; 5. Flathead High, 4:15.54; 6. Capital High, 4:16.50.

Triple jump - 1. Lexy Boschee, Gla, 34-6½; 2. Kwyn Johnson, Flat, 33-9; 3. McCall Hasquet, MS, 33-6; 4. Kristen Daugherty, MBS, 33-3½; 5. Leah Engebretson, Gla, 32-10¾; 6. Sarah Aylor, Flat, 32-7.

Discus - 1. Katie Pilsch, Gla, 112-8; 2. Amanda Snell, CHS, 112-0; 3. Taylor Amestoy, HHS, 111-11; 4. Tana Hanson, MS, 109-5; 5. Anna Pershouse, MS, 106-8; 6. Kelsey Williams, HHS, 103-1.

High jump - 1. Briana Patyk, Flat, 5-4; 2. Stacey Pitt, Gla, 5-4; 3. Alisa Gilchrist, HHS, 5-2; 4. Chelsea Rosean, Gla, 5-2; 5. Hilary Thompson, HHs, 5-2; 6. Kristen Daugherty, MBS, 5-2.

Javelin - 1. Kelsey Williams, HHS, 123-8; 2. Raina Walther, MH, 117-9; 3. Catie Carson, CHS, 117-3; 4. Kyrsten Pilsch, Gla, 112-10; 5. Katrina Cabanilla, Flat, 112-4; 6. Kyndal Williams, HHS, 111-10.

 

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