Triumphant Finish to Track Season

By Beacon Staff

Here’s a breakdown of last weekend’s state championship track meets:

In Class AA, the Glacier boys earned their best finish ever, placing second with 72.75 points in wintery Butte.

• Glacier sophomore Todd Ogden won his second-straight javelin state title with a throw of 196-11.

• Glacier junior Kyle Griffith won the long jump with 21-6 and placed second in the triple jump.

• Other top-six scorers for Glacier: Troy Fraley, third, 1,600; third, 3,200; Greg Dalton, third, 110 hurdles; Noah James, fifth, 110 hurdles; Si’Cha Tallman, tied for fourth, high jump; Josiah Bumgarner, second, pole vault; Travis Komenda, third, pole vault; Matt Iavicoli, fifth, long jump; Jake Tudahl, fourth, discus; Shelton Todd, fourth, javelin.

• Flathead junior Zach Perrin won the 1,600 in 4:17.18 and the 3,200 in 9:20.84.

• The Braves finished fourth as a team with 65.25 points, their best finish since 2010. Scorers: Michael Managhan, fourth, 400; Nick James, fourth, 110 hurdles; John Collins, second, 300 hurdles; Matt Quist, second, high jump; Chris Cronk, tied for fourth, high jump; Matthew Tokarz, third, long jump; third, triple jump; short relay team (names not disclosed), fifth; long relay (Kevin Grosswiler, Collins, Perrin, Managhan), third.

• The Flathead girls had their best finish in six years, placing third with 56 points.

• Flathead junior Kwyn Johnson broke the Class AA state record in the triple jump with a winning leap of 38-4.75. The old record was 37-7.75. Johnson also placed fifth in the 100 hurdles and ran a leg on the third-place long relay team with Megan Russell, Jaclyn Rauthe and Tess Brenneman.

• Brenneman, a senior, won the long jump with 18-9. She also placed third in the 300 hurdles, fourth in the 400 and sixth in the 200.

• Other scorers for Flathead: Dani Davis, third, 100; third, 200; Mattie Mazur, sixth, 100 hurdles; Kelsey Davis, fourth javelin.

• Glacier senior Lexy Boschee won her fourth straight high jump title, clearing 5-8. She also took third in the 100 hurdles, second in the long jump and sixth in the triple jump.

• Glacier placed ninth with 30 points. Leah Cook was the only other scorer, placing sixth in long jump and fourth in triple jump.

• Billings West won the boys team title with 97.50 points and Billings Senior was third with 70. The Billings Senior girls won with 120.33. Billings West was second with 80.5.

In Class A, Columbia Falls senior Derrick Williams swept the distance events despite cold weather in Bozeman. He won the 800 in 1:56.82; the 1,600 in 4:26; and the 3,200 in 9:51.25.

• Columbia Falls senior Daniel Jones won both the shot put and javelin. He threw 49-3.5 in the shot and 201-5 in the javelin.

• The Columbia Falls boys placed third as a team with 56 points. Other Wildcat scorers: Josiah Osborne, sixth, 100; Trevor Wobschall, fourth, 110 hurdles; short relay (no names disclosed), sixth.

• Whitefish’s Dakota Beatty won the 110 hurdles in 16.30.

• The Bulldogs finished fourth with 40 points. Scorers for Whitefish: Logan Harwood, third, 400; Gage Vasquez, third, 800; Jace Kalbfleisch, fifth, 3,200; Keaton Grove, second, 110 hurdles; long relay (no names disclosed), second.

• Polson placed 11th with 16 points. Scorers for the Pirates: Riley Sampson, second, shot put; Travis Hayes, fourth, 800; Adam Schmidt, fifth, 300 hurdles; long relay (no names disclosed) fifth.

• Libby’s Sawyer Zimmerman placed fifth in the shot put and was the Loggers’ lone scorer.

• For girls, Whitefish sophomore Marlow Schulz brought home six medals from Bozeman, including four state titles. Schulz won the 100 in 13.09; the 200 in 26.13; the 400 in 57.07; and ran a leg on the winning short relay team. She also ran on the second-place long relay team and placed fifth in the triple jump.

• Senior Amanda Foley was the only other individual scorer for the third-place Lady Bulldogs. Foley ran on both relay teams and placed fifth in the 100 and 300 hurdles.

• Columbia Falls’ girls placed 11th with 14 points. Scorers for the Wildkats: Jinise Osborne, third, 3,200 and fourth, 1,600; Samantha Mundel, fifth, 3,200; Carla Nicosia, sixth, triple jump; short relay (names not disclosed), sixth.

• Polson finished eighth with 27 points. Scorers: Anna DiGiallonardo, third, 100; fourth, 200; Claudia Hewston, third, 800; Aja Starkey, second, 3,200.

• Corvallis swept the team titles. The boys won with 99.5 points. Billings Central was second with 78. The Corvallis girls tallied 114 points. Fergus was second with 58 points.

• Bigfork senior Austin Cantrell was the lone Viking to place at Class B state, earning fourth in the shot put. For girls, freshman Makena Morley won titles in the 800, 1,600 and 3,200. Senior Taylor Peck placed fifth in the javelin.