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Montana high school track & field leaders 4/19

The Missoulian tries to keep you informed of the best track and field times or marks as the spring season moves along. The bests of the year — so far — run each Thursday in the Prep Extra section of the newspaper. We’ll be trying to keep you updated with a new list more often than once per week, though.

Accordingly, here is the most recent list that includes some late meets from the middle of this week that didn’t make the cut for the edition on Thursday (4/18). Also updated are some errors, such as the slip in the girls’ triple jump that had the leaders out of order.

BOYS

100 (10.67)
Sobrero, Columbus 10.67
Mustard, Big Sky 10.96
Daum, Butte 10.99
Surber, Chinook 11.00
Brekke, Capital 11.11
Heffner, Florence 11.16
Sarceni, Billings Senior 11.18
Carver, Dillon 11.19
Metcalf, Hardin 11.20
Molyneaux, Chinook 11.20
AA – Mustard, Big Sky. A – Carver, Dillon. B – Sobrero, Columbus. C – Surber, Chinook.

200 (21.06)
Brekke, Capital 22.33
Daum, Butte 22.41
Mustard, Big Sky 22.53
Umsted, Helena 22.94
Roush, Billings West 22.97
McCafferty, Belt 23.11
Carver, Dillon 23.14
Dolese, Hellgate 23.21
Thomas, CMR 23.21
Nordstrom, Red Lodge 23.25
AA – Brekke, Capital. A – Carver, Dillon. B – Nordstrom, Red Lodge. C – McCafferty, Belt.

400 (47.9*)
Harwood, Whitefish 51.27
Nickol, Capital 51.35
Nissen, Laurel 51.67
McCafferty, Belt 51.80
Mustard, Big Sky 51.82
Surber, Chinook 51.90
Carle, Skyview 52.10
Casey, Stevensville 52.15
Cochran, Helena 52.23
Burcher, Lewistown 52.25
AA – Nickol, Capital. A – Harwood, Whitefish. B – Sobrero, Columbus, 52.98. C – McCafferty, Belt.
*-set at English distance.

800 (1:51.84)
Perrin, Flathead 1:57.1
Peterman, Hellgate 1:58.9
Apendaile, Hamilton 2:00.7
Rather, Big Sky 2:00.7
Walker, Billings West 2:01.6
Connell, Glacier 2:02.8
Petsch, Billings West 2:03.9
Williams, CMR 2:04.3
McKinney, Lewistown 2:05.0
Purlee, Corvallis 2:05.5
AA – Perrin, Flathead. A – Apendaile, Hamilton. B – Bolton, Florence, 2:06.6. C – Camillar, Twin Bridges, 2:11.2.

1,600
Perrin, Flathead 4:20.0
Peterman, Hellgate 4:22.8
Fraley, Glacier 4:23.6
Herrick, Hellgate 4:33.7
Petsch, Billings West 4:36.5
H. May, Bozeman 4:36.7
Waler, Billings West 4:38.1
Hyatt, Bainville 4:38.2
Lantis, Terry 4:38.2
C. May, Bozeman 4:38.2
AA – Perrin, Flathead. A – Schmalz, Hamilton, 4:39.5. B – Bolton, Florence, 4:43.2. C – Hyatt, Bainville.

3,200 (9:13.3)
Peterman, Hellgate* 8:57.1
Perrin, Flathead* 8:57.7
Fraley, Glacier* 9:12.7
Herrick, Hellgate* 9:17.4
Schmalz, Hamilton 9:59.4
Alexander, Ronan-SI 10:01.0
Eastwood, Belgrade 10:01.5
Hyatt, Bainville 10.01.7
Rayl, CMR 10:03.7
LaVallie, CMR 10:04.4
McCutcheon, Glacier 10:06.3
Lantis, Terry 10:08.0
Martell, Bozeman 10:10.1
Schmalz, Hamilton 10:17.4
Morgan, Laurel 10:17.6
AA – Peterman, Hellgate. A – Schmalz, Hamilton. B – Alexander, Ronan-St. Ignatius. C – Hyatt, Bainville.

110 hurdles (14.21)
Storm, CMR 15.07
Sinrud, Capital 15.44
Penny, Westby-Grenora 15.49
James, Glacier 15.52
Ludeman, Charlo 15.61
Vanderby, Manhattan 15.66
Lange, Big Sky 15.67
Andriolo, Bozeman 15.68
Schubert, Thompson Falls 15.70
Zier, Manhattan 15.77
Kasten, Circle 15.78
AA – Storm, CMR. A – Paffhausen, Dillon, 15.90. B – Vanderby, Manhattan. C – Penny, Westby-Grenora.

300 hurdles
Dolese, Hellgate 38.91
Owens, Big Sky 39.31
Storm, CMR 40.07
Lange, Big Sky 40.37
Casey, Stevensville 40.79
Paffhausen, Dillon 41.31
Cebulla, Glacier 41.32
Schubert, Thompson Falls 41.34
Barrows, Helena 41.36
Sanberry, Anaconda 41.67
AA – Dolese, Hellgate. A – Paffhausen, Dillon. B – Schubert, Thompson Falls. C – Knox, Darby, 43.36.

400 relay (41.48)
Big Sky  43.78
Butte 44.22
Billings West 44.24
Billings Senior 44.26
Helena Capital 44.52
Frenchtown 44.54
Dillon  44.56
CMR 44.62
Whitefish 44.74
Sentinel 44.75
Glacier 44.77
AA – Big Sky. A – Frenchtown. B – Manhattan 45.26. C – Darby 46.09.

1,600 relay (3:19.26)
Big Sky  3:29.1
Glacier 3:32.2
Billings West 3:33.4
CMR 3:34.7
Sentinel 3:35.3
Flathead  3:36.0
Billings Central 3:36.4
Stevensville 3:37.0
Twin Bridges 3:38.0
Columbia Falls  3:38.1
AA – Big Sky. A – Stevensville. B – Manhattan 3:40.0. C – Twin Bridges.

Discus (193-7)
Butt, Corvallis 162-5
Jackson, Billings West 161-5
Douglass, Sentinel 159-1
King, Sidney 159-0
Flanagan, Big Timber 158-0
Bradley, Billings West 157-3
Dennehy, Butte 155-0
Maier, Big Sky 151-8
Rehm, Belgrade 147-7
Yates, Corvallis 147-4
AA – Jackson, Billings West. A – Butt, Corvallis. B – Flanagan, Big Timber. C – Harmon, Bainville, 135-3.

Javelin (205-6)*
Buche, Hellgate 190-4
Bermes, Joliet 182-4
Ball, Victor 179-0
Hulslander, Glacier 178-4
Todd, Glacier 177-7
Hill, Hellgate 175-8
Hall, Choteau 175-1
Bedwell, Malta 174-9
Ward, Billings Central 166-10
Riebe, Belgrade 166-7 ½
AA – Buche, Hellgate. A – Ward, Billings Central. B – Bermes, Joliet. C – Ball, Victor.
*-new javelin. Record with old javelin is 249-7.

Shot put (68- ½)
Dissly, Bozeman 57-0
Jackson, Billings West 56-9
Quesenberry, Bi. West 54-6
Maier, Big Sky 56- ¾
Yates, Colstrip 53-1 ½
Maier, Big Sky 53-2
Bradley, Billings West 53-0
Emter, Livingston 52-7 ½
Moore, Dillon 51-10 ¼
Sampson, Polson 51-8 ½
Foote, Big Sky 48-1
AA – Dissly, Bozeman. A – Moore, Dillon. B – Yates, Colstrip. C – Molyneaux, Chinook, 44-0.

High jump (7-1)
M.Hayes, Frenchtown 6-6
Bermes, Joliet 6-4
C. Hayes, Big Sky 6-3
Wardell, Skyview 6-3
Begger, Miles City 6-2
Holt, Thompson Falls 6-2
Granger, Butte 6-1
Kemmis, Skyiew 6-1
Stubbs, Belgrade 6-1
Quist, Flathead 6-1
Robinson, Glacier 6-1
AA – C. Hayes, Big Sky. A – M. Hayes, Frenchtown. B – Bermes, Joliet. C – Bakken, Wibaux, 6-0.

Long jump (23-8)
Northrop, Big Sky 21-11 ¼
Griffith, Glacier 21-10 ¼
Deming, Billings West 21-8
Tokarz, Flathead 21-2
Alexander, Columbia Falls 21-1 ½
Laird, Billings West 20-9 ½
White, Billings Senior 20-7
Bell, Ronan-SI 20-6
Denham, Malta 20-6
Foley, Whitefish 20-6
Girard, Dillon 20-5 ¼
AA – Northrop, Big Sky. A – Alexander, Columbia Falls. B – Denham, Malta. C – Qualls, Chinook, 20-4 ¼.

Triple jump (48-2)
Griffith, Glacier 46-7
Tokarz, Flathead 46-7
Northrop, Big Sky 45-7 ½
Ball, Victor 44-4
Westfall, Hamilton 43-2 ¾
Bell, Ronan-St. Ignatius 42-11 ½
Gunlikson, Glacier 42-8
Graham, Big Sky 42-1
Erbaugh, Frenchtown 41-10
McKay, Billings West 41-8 ½
AA – Griffith, Glacier. A – Westfall, Hamilton. B – Bell, Ronan-SI. C – Ball, Victor.

Pole vault (15-9)
Christie, Butte 13-6
Creek, Flathead 13-6
Schubert, Thompson Falls 13-6
Schwartz, Glendive 13- ½
Foley, Whitefish 13-0
Diehl, Frenchtown 13-0
Garrison, Dillon 13-0
Hilborn, Helena 13-0
Several at 12-6
AA – Creek, Flathead. A – Schwartz, Glendive. B – Schubert, Thompson Falls. C – McKittrick, Ennis, O’Neill, Charlo, and Woodland, Cascade, 11-6.

GIRLS

100 (12.24)
Kanthack, Helena 12.40
T. Porch, Florence 12.46
H. Porch, Florence 12.51
Espinoza, Billings West 12.60
Schulz, Whitefish 12.68
Wittman, Billings Central 12.70
Weber, CMR 12.72
Gray, Park City 12.82
Roginske, Joliet 12.92
Snyder, Hardin 13.00
Delaney, Bozeman 13.07
DiGiallonardo, Polson 13.07
AA – Kanthack, Helena. A – Schulz, Whitefish. B – T. Porch, Florence. C – Gray, Park City.

200 (24.4*)
H.Porch, Florence 26.53
Gellner, Skyview 26.74
DiGiallonardo, Polson 26.88
Smiedala, Helena 26.96
Weber, CMR 27.06
Davis, Flathead 27.10
T. Porch, Florence 27.19
Smith, Billings West 27.20
Snyder, Hardin 27.23
Delaney, Bozeman 27.25
AA – Gellner, Skyview. A – DiGiallonardo, Polson. B – H.Porch, Florence. C – Smith, Sheridan, 27.76.
*-set at English distance.

400 (54.62)
Henderson, Corvallis 58.87
C.Smiedala, Helena 60.22
Hamburg, Billings Central 60.40
Schulz, Whitefish 61.45
Rech, Big Timber 61.95
McLeod, Butte 61.35
Richards, Skyview 62.49
Lamey, Dillon 62.63
Ruby, Hellgate 62.76
Clark, Deer Lodge 62.96
Smith, Corvallis 63.20
Phillips, Twin Bridges 63.27
AA – Smiedala. A – Henderson, Corvallis. B – Rech, Big Timber. C – Phillips.

800 (2:08.31)
Eickhoff, Corvallis 2:20.9
Morley, Bigfork 2:21.8
Deleray, Glacier 2:21.9
Aragon, Billings Senior 2:23.9
Gilchrist, Hellgate 2:24.4
Day, Skyview 2:24.8
Warner, Townsend 2:24.9
Reddick, Belgrade 2:26.5
Stewart, Corvallis 2:27.8
Hamburg, Billings West 2:28.9
AA – Deleray, Glacier. A – Eickhoff, Corvallis. B – Morley, Bigfork. C – Allen, Fort Benton, 2:34.4.

1,600 (4:55.18)
Warner, Townsend 5:12.0
Morley, Bigfork 5:13.0
Grove, Billings West 5:21.7
Gilchrist, Hellgate 5:22.0
Day, Skyview 5:22.4
Aragon, Billings Senior 5:22.6
Pape, Corvallis 5:24.1
Hardin, Bozeman 5:24.4
Henderson, Corvallis 5:24.5
Creel, Bozeman 5:25.3
Eickhoff, Corvallis 5:29.7
AA – Grove, Billings West. A – Pape, Corvallis. B – Warner, Townsend. C – Iudvigson, Cascade, 5:42.7.

3,200 (10:26.18)
Morley, Bigfork* 10:30.1
Gilchrist, Hellgate* 10:43.4
Warner, Townsend 10:54.0
Grove, Billings West 11:32.6
Hardin, Bozeman 11:37.6
Wood, Anaconda 11:48.0
Pape, Corvallis 11:49.0
Hassell, CMR 11:49.8
Wissenbach, Corvallis 11:57.0
A.Creel, Bozeman 11:57.6
Stewart, Corvallis 12:01.0
AA – Grove, Billings West. A – Wood, Anaconda. B – Morley, Bigfork. C – McCafferty, Belt, 12:36.1.
*-mark set at sea level.

100 hurdles (14.34)
Connors, Corvallis 14.93
Sulser, Billings Senior 15.48
Reid, Thompson Falls 15.75
D’Agostino, Bozeman 15.90
KJohnson, Flathead 15.98
Sturgess, Flathead 16.20
Espinoza, Billings West 16.21
Carl, Big Sky 16.47
Coburn, Big Sky 16.52
Chavez, Hardin 16.50
Lewandowski, Ronan-SI 16.56
Runkel, Charlo 16.58
AA – Sulser, Billings Senior. A – Connors, Corvallis. B – Reid, Thompson Falls. C – Runkel, Charlo.

300 hurdles (43.34)
Espinoza, Billings West 47.10
H.Phillips, Plains 47.10
Hawkins, Livingston 47.91
Sulser, Billings Senior 48.26
P.Holmes, Seeley-Swan 48.34
Sturgess, Flathead 48.45
Coburn, Big Sky 48.51
T.Porch, Florence 48.71
K.Johnson, Flathead 48.72
Ehmann, Darby 48.74
McNally, Bigfork 48.91
AA – Espinoza, Billings West. A – Hawkins, Livingston. B – H. Phillips, Plains. C – P. Holmes, Seeley-Swan.

400 relay (48.53)
Billings Skyview 50.83
CMR 50.95
Flathead 51.11
Butte 51.30
Big Sky 51.43
Corvallis 51.50
Billings West 51.70
Belgrade 51.80
Billings Senior 51.92
Whitefish 52.05
Florence  52.22
AA – Skyview. A – Corvallis. B – Florence. C – North Star, 53.56.

1,600 relay (3:52.46)
Billings Skyview 4:07.8
Corvallis  4:08.9
Belgrade 4:15.6
Butte 4:16.2
Billings West 4:16.5
CMR 4:19.9
Bozeman 4:20.0
Flathead 4:21.7
Seeley-Swan  4:24.4
Whitefish 4:25.0
AA – Skyview. A – Corvallis. B – Bigfork, 4:26.0. C – Seeley-Swan.

Discus (154-10)
Leuenberger, Sidney 146-1
Wolff, Sidney 132-1
C.Jessop, Corvallis 125-8
Mason, Skyview 124-9
Dennis, Billings West 120-6
Pendleton, Dillon 119-11
Schreoder, CMR 119-0
Williams, Glacier 118-9
Hall, Bozeman 118-7
Hanley, Alberton 113-5
AA – Mason, Skyview. A – Leuenberger, Sidney. B – L.Thompson, Plains, 109-3. C – Hanley, Alberton.

Javelin (149-6)
Estes, Anaconda 143-10
Cranford, Huntley Project 127-4
Pfister, Hellgate 126-0
Rides Horse, Hardin 125-5
Henry, Malta 125-2
Cooney, Butte Central 120-11
Cooper, Harrison 118-0
Gappa, Laurel 116-5
Page, Belgrade 115-6
Meek, Simms 115-5
Wacaser, Skyview 114-9
AA – Pfister, Hellgate. A – Estes, Anaconda. B – Cranford, H. Project. C – Cooper, Harrison.

Shot put (47-6)
Schroeder, CMR 41-8
Leuenberger, Sidney 40-5
Emerson, Butte 37-2
Keleti, Capital 37-1 ¾
Falcon, Colstrip 36-9
Bignell, Capital 35-9
Emerson, Butte 35-8 ½
Flick, Billings West 35-7 ½
Pfister, Hellgate 35-6 ½
Thompson, Plains 35-4
Rides Horse, Hardin 35- ½
Old Crow, Hardin 34-11 ½
AA – Schroeder, CMR. A – Leuenberger, Sidney. B – Falcon, Colstrip. C – Chenoweth, Noxon, 34-8.

High jump (5-9 ½)
Feilzer, Big Sky 5-4
Dennehy, Colstrip 5-2
Fowler, Belgrade 5-2
Luloff, Joliet 5-2
Malachaski, Stevensville 5-2
Reid, Thompson Falls 5-2
Booth, Corvallis 5-1
Copinga, Skyview 5-1
Dailey, Glasgow 5-1
Haeffner,Butte 5-1
Haefner, Bigfork 5-1
Patyk, Flathead 5-1
AA – Feilzer, Big Sky. A – Fowler, Belgrade, and Malachaski, Stevensville. B – Dennehy, Colstrip, Luloff, Joliet and Reid, Thompson Falls. C – Moeller, St. Regis, and Smith, Sheridan, 5-0.

Long jump (18-11 ¾)
Weber, CMR 17-6 ¼
Fowler, Belgrade 17-6
McLeod, Butte 17-2
Semenza, CMR 16-11 ½
Cook, Glacier 16-10 ½
Connors, Corvallis 16-9
Mason, Skyview 16-8 ¾
Bohl, Huntley Project 16-8 ½
Cooney, Butte Central 16-6 ½
Frost, Corvallis 16-6 ½
AA – Weber, CMR. A – Fowler, Belgrade. B – Bohl, Huntley Project. C – Stroot, Superior, 16-1 ¼.

Triple jump (39-2)
K.Johnson, Flathead 36- ½
Cook, Glacier 35-10
Murphy, Big Sky 35-4
Connors, Corvallis 34-11
Page, Belgrade 34-6 ¼
Fowler, Belgrade 34-2 ¼
Roginske, Joliet 34-1
Nicosia, Glacier 33-10
Smith, Billings West 33-9 ¼
Andrews, Flathead 33-8
AA – K. Johnson, Flathead. A – Connors, Corvallis. B – Roginske, Joliet. C – Dennis, Chinook, 32-8 ¾.

Pole vault (13-0)
Wacaser, Skyview 10-6
Minnion, Sidney 10-3
Theade, Red Lodge 10-3
Trent, Hellgate 10-2
Cranford, Huntley Project 10-0
Cundith, Helena 10-0
Reid, Thompson Falls 10-0
Gorder, Sidney 9-9
Palmer, Sentinel 9-7
Several tied at  9-6
AA – Wacaser, Skyview. A – Minnion, Sidney. B – Theade, Red Lodge. C – Cooper, Superior, and Rettig, North Star, 8-6.

Montana high school track and field leaders, plus class leaders, compiled from daily newspapers through April 18 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.

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