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Final Montana track and field bests

Montana high school track and field leaders, plus class leaders, compiled from daily newspapers through May 11 by Fritz Neighbor of the Missoulian. Times for races of 400 meters or less are in hundredths, where known; times for longer races are rounded up to the nearest tenth. Some are hand-timed, and marks may be wind-aided (All-class records are in parentheses). Additions or subtractions should go to fneighbor@missoulian.com. You can also reach Fritz at 523-5247. The Missoulian sports fax is 523-5226.

BOYS
100 (10.67)
Sobrero, Columbus 10.67
Saraceni, Billings Senior 10.71
Daum, Butte 10.84
Mustard, Big Sky 10.85
Messerly, Sentinel 10.94
Bunney, Butte 10.99
Surber, Chinook 11.00
Thomas, Great Falls CMR 11.00
David, Bozeman 11.03
Olsen, Stanford-Geyser 11.06
Brekke, Helena Capital 11.09
Carver, Dillon 11.09
Jones, Kalispell Glacier 11.12
Nordstrom, Red Lodge 11.15
Batson, Fairfield 11.16
Heffner, Florence 11.16
Laimbeer, Polson 11.18
Metcalf, Hardin 11.20
Molyneaux, Chinook 11.20
Vitt, Fairview 11.20
AA – Saraceni, Senior. A – Carver, Dillon. B – Sobrero, Columbus. C – Surber, Chinook.

200 (21.06)
Messerly, Sentinel 21.62
Saraceni, Billings Senior 21.66
Mustard, Big Sky 21.70
Daum, Butte 21.82
Dolese, Hellgate 22.08
Kvilhaug, Billings West 22.24
Brekke, Capital 22.33
Sobrero, Columbus 22.40
Nordstrom, Red Lodge 22.42
Epperly, Kalispell Glacier 22.48
AA – Messerly, Missoula Sentinel. A – Harwood, Whitefish, 22.56. B – Sobrero, Columbus. C – McCafferty, Belt, 22.60.

400 (47.9*)
Harwood, Whitefish 48.81
Klatt, Billings Senior 49.57
Dolese, Hellgate 49.80
Nickol, Capital 49.82
Vanderby, Manhattan 49.82
Hill, Glendive 49.91
Reneau, Sentinel 50.20
Pugsley, Bozeman 50.21
Kvilhaug, Billings West 50.21
Butcher, Lewistown 50.22
AA – Klatt, Billings Senior. A – Harwood, Whitefish. B – Vanderby, Manhattan. C – McCafferty, Belt, 50.28.

800 (1:51.84)
Klatt, Billings Senior 1:52.7
Perrin, Kalispell Flathead 1:54.6
F.Petsch, Billings West 1:55.5
Harwood, Whitefish 1:56.6
Apedaile, Hamilton 1:57.4
Hovland, Billings West 1:57.7
Connell, Kalispell Glacier 1:58.3
C.May, Bozeman 1:58.3
Peterman, Hellgate 1:58.3
McKinney, Lewistown 1:58.6
AA – Klatt, Billings Senior. A – Harwood, Whitefish. B – Bolton, Florence, 1:59.3 C – Fisher, White Sulphur Springs, 1:59.8.

1,600 (4:13.3)
Perrin, Kalispell Flathead 4:09.3
Fraley, Kalispell Glacier 4:17.3
Peterman, Hellgate 4:17.3
F. Petsch, Billings West 4:23.3
Lantis, Terry 4:24.3
Herrick, Missoula Hellgate 4:25.2
Schmalz, Hamilton 4:26.3
Hyatt, Bainville 4:25.9
Alexander, Ronan-SI 4:26.6
H. May, Bozeman 4:26.6
AA – Perrin, Flathead. A – Schmalz, Hamilton. B – Alexander, Ronan-St. Ignatius. C – Lantis, Terry.

3,200 (9:12.38**)
Peterman, Hellgate* 8:57.1
Perrin, Kalispell Flathead* 8:57.7
Fraley, Glacier 9:12.0
Peterman, Hellgate** 9:12.4
Herrick, Hellgate* 9:17.4
Perrin, Kalispell Flathead 9:25.8
Alexander, Ronan-SI 9:32.9
Olson, Rocky Boy 9:37.0
Reed, Helena 9:39.0
F. Petsch, Billings West 9:41.6
Hyatt, Bainville 9:42.8
H.May, Bozeman 9:44.3
Lantis, Terry 9:44.6
AA – Peterman, Missoula Hellgate. A – Schmalz, Hamilton, 9:50.3. B – Alexander, Ronan-St. Ignatius. C – Lantis, Terry.
*-times run at sea level.
**-Time at State AA meet.

110 hurdles (14.21)
Storm, Great Falls CMR 14.44
Sinrud, Helena Capital 14.57
Zier, Manhattan 14.79
Owens, Big Sky 14.86
Lange, Big Sky 14.94
Hasselbrook, Loyola 15.02
Paffhausen, Dillon 15.13
James, Kalispell Glacier 15.15
Ludeman, Charlo 15.30
James, Glacier 15.31
Grove, Whitefish 15.33
AA – Storm, CMR. A – Paffhausen, Dillon. B – Zier, Manhattan. C – Ludeman, Charlo.

300 hurdles (37.66)
Dolese, Hellgate 38.24
Lange, Big Sky 38.52
Barrows, Helena 39.22
Schubert, Thompson Falls 39.24
Zier, Manhattan 39.25
Owens, Big Sky 39.29
Sinrud, Helena Capital 40.02
Paffhausen, Dillon 40.16
Trollope, Billings Skyview 40.24
Storm, Great Falls CMR 40.24
AA – Dolese, Missoula Hellgate. A – Paffhausen, Dillon. B – Schubert, Thompson Falls. C – Pope, Charlo, 41.07.

400 relay (41.48)
Billings Senior 42.35
Butte 42.46
Missoula Sentinel 42.54
Whitefish 42.86
Missoula Big Sky 43.11
Billings West 43.14
Bozeman 43.30
Helena Capital 43.46
Billings Central 43.47
Helena 43.53
AA – Billings Senior. A – Whitefish. B – Manhattan 44.08. C – Charlo 44.72.

1,600 relay (3:19.26)
Billings West 3:21.9
Missoula Big Sky 3:23.4
Helena 3:24.4
Helena Capital 3:25.6
Missoula Sentinel 3:25.9
Kalispell Glacier 3:26.7
Laurel 3:26.9
Billings Central 3:27.4
Billings Senior 3:27.4
Twin Bridges 3:27.7
AA – Billings West. A – Laurel. B – Manhattan 3:29.3. C – Twin Bridges.

Discus (193-7)
Jackson, Billings West 171-4
Bradley, Billings West 169-2
Douglass, Missoula Sentinel 167-4
Maier, Big Sky 166-10
Butt, Corvallis 163-9
Woods, Hellgate 160-3
Yates, Colstrip 160-1
Kings, Sidney 159-0
Flanagan, Big Timber 158-0
Sampson, Polson 157-6
AA – Jackson, Billings West. A – Butt, Corvallis. B – Yates, Colstrip. C – Vitt, Fairview, 156-6.

Javelin (213-4*)
Ogden, Kalispell Glacier 210-8
Buche, Hellgate 199-1
Hulslander, Glacier 193-2
Todd, Glacier 192-2
Fletcher, Boulder 192-3
Bermes, Joliet 191-3
Hall, Choteau 187-6
Wahl, Scobey 182-8
Hill, Hellgate 182-0
Lehman, Harrison 179-11
Ball, Victor 179-0
AA – Ogden, Glacier. A – Morgan, Columbia Falls, 176-3. B – Fletcher, Boulder. C – Wahl, Scobey.
*-new javelin. Record with old javelin is 249-7.

Shot put (68- 1/2)
Jackson, Billings West 58-8
Maier, Big Sky 58-4
Bradley, Billings West 57-7
Dissley, Bozeman 57-0
Quesenberrry, West 56-10½
Sampson, Polson 53-7
Yates, Colstrip 53-3
Moore, Dillon 52-8 ½
Emter, Livingston 52-7 ½
Hopf, Billings Skyview 51-6
AA – Jackson, West. A – Sampson, Polson. B – Yates, Colstrip. C – Beck, Big Sandy, 48-5 ¼.

High jump (7-1)
M. Hayes, Frenchtown 6-6
C. Hayes, Big Sky 6-5
Bermes, Joliet 6-4
Schubert, Thompson Falls 6-4
Hanser, Billings Central 6-4
Holt, Thompson Falls 6-4
Lympus, Hellgate 6-3
Quist, Kalispell Flathead 6-3
Swinehaert, Cut Bank 6-3
Wardell, Skyview 6-3
Several at 6-2
AA – Hayes, Big Sky. A – Hayes, Frenchtown. B – Bermes, Joliet; Holt Thompson Falls and Schubert, Thompson Falls. C – Bakken, Wibaux, 6-0 ½.

Long jump (23-8)
Tokarz, Flathead 22-7 ¾
Deming Billings West 22-2 ½
Griffith, Glacier 22-2 ½
Penny, Westby-Grenora 21-11 ¾
Northrop, Big Sky 21-11 ¼
Bell, Ronan-SI 21-8 ¾
Agee, Victor 21-6 ½
Kvilhaug, Billings West 21-6 ½
Ryan, Billings Central 21-6
Girard, Dillon 21-2 ¾
Ball,Victor 21-2 ½
AA – Tokarz, Kalispell Flathead. A – Ryan, Billings Central. B – Bell, Ronan-St. Ignatius. C – Penny, Westby-Grenora.

Triple jump (48-9 ½)
Tokarz, Flathead 48-9 ½
Griffith, Glacier 46-7
Northrop, Big Sky 46-5 ½
Bell, Ronan-SI 44-10 ¾
Gunlikson, Glacier 44-10 ¾
Graham, Big Sky 44-9
Ball, Victor 44-4
Westfall, Hamilton 44-3 ½
Deming, Billings West 43-9 ½
Horton, CMR 43-8 ¼
AA – Tokarz, Kalispell Flathead. A – Westfall, Hamilton. B – Bell, Ronan-St. Ignatius. C – Ball, Victor.

Pole vault (15-9)
Schubert, Thompson Falls 14-7 ½
Sperenza, Helena Capital 14-6
Diehl, Frenchtown 14-3
O’Neill, Charlo 14- 0 ¾
Christie, Butte 14-0
Creek, Flathead 14-0
Dringman, Billings West 14-0|
Gyuricza, Big Sky 14-0
Hilborn, Helena 14-0
Holt, Thompson Falls 14-0
AA – Sperenza, Helena Capital. A – Diehl, Frenchtown. B – Schubert, Thompson Falls. C – O’Neill, Charlo.

GIRLS
100 (12.24)
DiGiallonardo, Polson 12.03
A.Weber, CMR 12.18
Kanthack, Helena 12.40
Schultz, Whitefish 12.42
Rector, Billings Senior 12.45
Gellner, Billings Skyview 12.46
T. Porch, Florence 12.48
H. Porch, Florence 12.51
Sulser, Billings Senior 12.48
Davis, Flathead 12.53
Jarrett, Missoula Big Sky 12.59
Espinoza, Billings West 12.60
Gray, Park City 12.70
Wittman, Billings Central 12.70
Henderson, Corvallis 12.71
Mane, Lewistown 12.72
Olson Plentywood 12.73
Coburn, Big Sky 12.78
M.Weber, CMR 12.80
Roginske, Joliet 12.82
Wingard, Hellgate 12.82
AA – A.Weber, CMR. A – DiGiallonardo, Polson. B – T.Porch, Florence. C – Gray, Park City.

200 (24.4*)
Kanthack, Helena 25.13
Sulser, Billings Senior 25.20
A.Weber, CMR 25.37
Schulz, Whitefish 25.53
Phillips, Plains 25.70
Gellner, Billings Skyview 25.76
Henderson, Corvallis 25.83
Rector, Billings Senior 25.84
Wingard, Hellgate 25.86
Davis, Flathead 25.91
AA – Kanthack, Helena. A – Schulz, Whitefish. B – Phillips, Plains. C – Gray, Park City, 26.54.

400 (54.62)
M. Schulz, Whitefish 56.13
C. Smiedela, Helena 56.40
Henderson, Corvallis 56.48
Harper, Sentinel 56.93
McLeod, Butte 58.26
Phillips, Plains 58.69
Sanchez, Capital 58.80
Kerkaert, Shields Valley 58.81
Hamburg, Billings West 58.92
Connors, Corvallis 59.02
AA – C.Smiedela, Helena. A – Schulz, Whitefish. B – Phillips. C – Kerkaert, Shields Valley.

800 (2:08.31)
Warner, Townsend 2:10.6
Aragon, Senior 2:13.8
C.Smiedela, Helena 2:15.0
Eickhoff, Corvallis 2:16.0
Gilchrist, Hellgate 2:16.0
Day, Skyview 2:17.0
Morley, Bigfork 2:17.1
Deleray, Glacier 2:18.2
Hanna, Billings West 2:18.4
AA – Aragon. A – Eickhoff. B – Warner. C – Parker, West Yellowstone, 2:23.7.

1,600 (4:48.24)
Warner, Townsend 4:48.3
Gilchrist, Hellgate 4:54.8
Aragon, Billings Senior 4:54.5
Morley, Bigfork 4:59.5
C.Smiedela, Helena 5:06.8
Esposito, Helena 5:08.2
Eickhoff, Corvallis 5:08.5
Grove, Billings West 5:08.5
Day, Billings Skyview 5:09.2
Pape, Corvallis 5:11.1
AA – Gilchrist, Hellgate. A – Eickhoff, Corvallis. B – Warner, Townsend. C – Parker, West Yellowstone, 5:20.7.

3,200 (10:26.18)
Morley, Bigfork* 10:30.1
Warner, Townsend 10:35.9
Gilchrist, Hellgate 10:43.4
Grove, Billings West 11:00.9
Aragon, Senior 11:07.1
Esposito, Heelna 11:16.8
B. Creel, Bozeman 11:22.8
Eickhoff, Corvallis 11.26.7
Pape, Corvallis 11:29.9
Robbins, Skyview 11:31.2
AA – Gilchrist, Hellgate. A – Pape, Corvallis, 11:36.8. B – Morley, Bigfork. C – George, Twin Bridges, 11:55.1.

100 hurdles (14.11)
Sulser, Billings Senior 14.11
Harper, Missoula Sentinel 14.39
Connors, Corvallis 14.49
Reid, Thompson Falls 14.96
Anderson, Dillon 15.32
Carl, Big Sky 15.32
D’Agostino, Bozeman 15.47
Stroot, Superior 15.52
Phillips, Plains 15.53
Espinoza, Billings West 15.55
AA – Sulser. A – Connors, Corvallis. B – Reid, Thompson Falls. C – Stroot, Superior.

300 hurdles (42.87)
Harper, Sentinel 42.87
Sulser, Senior 43.20
Phillips, Plains 44.00
Connors, Corvallis 44.70
Espinoza, Billings West 45.33
Anderson, Dillon 45.40
Coburn, Big Sky 45.46
Copinga, Skyview 45.43
Stroot, Superior 45.81
Reid, Thompson Falls 46.49
AA – Harper, Sentinel. A – Connors, Corvallis. B – Phillips, Plains. C – Stroot, Superior.

400 relay (48.53)
Great Falls CMR 48.75
Billings Senior 48.87
Big Sky 48.96
Kalispell Flathead 48.97
Billings Skyview 49.09
Butte 49.31
Corvallis 49.51
Whitefish 49.63
Billings West 50.04
Helena Capital 50.44
AA – CMR. A – Corvallis. B – Florence, 51.25. C – Richey-Lambert 51.00

1,600 relay (3:52.46)
Billings Skyview 3:59.8
Billings West 4:00.4
Corvallis 4:00.7
Helena 4:03.3
Billings Senior 4:03.6
Kalispell Flathead 4:04.5
Belgrade 4:05.4
Kalispell Glacier 4:06.9
Butte 4:07.4
Dillon 4:09.0
Missoula Hellgate 4:09.0
AA – Skyview. A – Corvallis. B – Plains 4:13.6. C – Seeley-Swan 4:10.6.

Discus (154-10)
Leuenberger, Sidney 146-1
Dennis, Billings West 138-1
Wolff, Sidney 132-1
C.Jessop, Corvallis 130-7
Rowland, Geraldine 130-0
Feilzer, Big Sky 127-9
Krueger, Glacier 126-1
Mason, Skyview 124-9
Thompson, Plains 123-10
Henderson, Senior 123-3
AA – Dennis, Billings West. A – Leuenberger, Sidney. B – Thompson, Plains. C – Rowland, Geraldine.

Javelin (149-6)
Estes, Anaconda 146-3
Larson, Glacier 140-8
Pfister, Hellgate 139-5
Wacaser, Billings Skyview 136-0
Rides Horse, Hardin 135-3
Wangerin, Plentywood 133-8
Gappa, Laurel 132-1
Dennis, Billings West 132-0
Harris, Sidney 131-9
Meek, Simms 131-4 ½
AA – Larson, Kalispell Glacier. A – Estes, Anaconda. B – Cranford, Huntley Project, 127-4. C – Meek, Simms.

Shot put (47-6)
Schroeder, CMR 41-8
Leuenberger, Sidney 41-4 ½
King, Malta 40-9 ¾
Bymaster, Broad.-Lav. 40-5 ½
Harvey, Manhattan 39-5
Lehotsky, CMR 38-11 ¼
Keleti, Capital 38-9 ½
Krueger, Glacier 38-7 ½
Rides Horse, Hardin 38-6
Henderson, Senior 38-4 ½
AA – Shroeder, Great Falls CMR. A – Leuenberger, Sidney. B – King, Malta. C – Bymaster, Broadview-Lavina.

High jump (5-9 ½)
Booth, Corvallis 5-6
Haefner, Butte 5-5
Mims, Billings Senior 5-5
Patyk, Flathead 5-5
Feilzer, Big sky 5-4
Healey, Billings Central 5-4
Andrews, Flathead 5-3
Copinga, Skyview 5-3
Grimsrud, Helena 5-3
Malachaski, Stevensville 5-3
Moeller, St. Regis 5-3
Settle, Helena Capital 5-3
AA – Haefner, Butte; Mims, Senior and Patyk, Kalispell Flathead. A – Booth, Corvallis. B – Dailey, Glasgow; Dennehy, Colstrip; Luloff, Joliet; Olson, Plentywood; Reid, Thompson Falls and Wangerin,
Plentywood, 5-2. C – Moeller, St. Regis.

Long jump (18-11 ¾)
McLeod, Butte, 18-1 ¾
DiGiallonardo, Polson 17-8
Fowler, Belgrade 17-7 ¾
Connors, Corvallis 17-7 ½
Mims, Billings Senior 17-7 ½
Stroot, Superior 17-7 ½
K.Smith, Billings West 17-7
M.Weber, CMR 17-6 ¼
Semenza, CMR 17-4 ¾
Rauthe, Flathead 17-3
AA – McLeod, Butte. A – Fowler, Belgrade. B – Sauro, Loyola
Sacred Heart, 17-1. C – Stroot, Superior.

Triple jump (39-2)
K.Johnson, Kalispell Flathead 37-10
Cook, Kalispell Glacier 37-4
K.Smith, Billings West 36- ½
LaCock, Hinsdale 36-3
B.Carlon, North Star 36-2
Page, Belgrade 35-10 ¾
Moore, Hamilton 35-91/2
Nicosia, Columbia Falls 35-8 ¾
Roginske, Joliet 35-6 ½
Connors, Corvallis 35- ¼
AA – K.Johnson, Flathead. A – Page, Belgrade. B – Roginske, Joliet. C – LaCock, Hinsdale.

Pole vault (13-0)
Cranford, Huntley Project 11-6
Cundith, Helena 11-6
Theade, Red Lodge 11-3
Minow, Sidney 11-0
Reid, Thompson Falls 11-0
Slevin, Bozeman 10-9
Frost, Corvallis 10-7
Brady, Great Falls 10-6
Gorder, Sidney 10-6
Trent, Hellgate 10-6
Wacaser, Skyview 10-6
AA – Cundith, Helena. A – Minow, Sidney. B – Theade, Red Lodge. C – Rettig, North Star, 10-0.

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