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State Track Bests (2012)

(All-class records are in parentheses).

BOYS

100 (10.67)
Wambach, Billings West 10.83
Messerly, Missoula Sentinel 10.85
Sobrero, Columbus 10.88
Varner, Baker 10.90
Case, Havre 10.98
Saraceci, Billings Senior 10.98
Roush, Billings West 11.07
Schye, Malta 11.07
Flood, Thompson Falls 11.09
Pool, Drummond 11.09
Hayes, Bigfork 11.10
Daum, Butte 11.11
Carver, Dillon 11.12
Ehlers, Sunburst 11.12
Schieldt, Absarokee 11.12
Brekke, Helena Capital 11.13
Lords, Stevensville 11.18
Lowery, Frenchtown 11.19
Nalewaja, Miles City 11.19
Thomas, Great Falls CMR 11.19
AA – Wambach, Billings West. A – Case, Havre. B – Sobrero, Columbus. C – Pool, Drummond.

200 (21.06)
Wambach, Billings West 22.00
Messerly, Missoula Sentinel 22.30
Saraceni, Billings Senior 22.45
Sobrero, Columbus 22.49
Roush, Billings West 22.50
Daum, Butte 22.51
Ehlers, Sunburst 22.52
Schieldt, Absarokee 22.52
Delaney, Charlo 22.55
Daubert, Billings Senior 22.56
AA – Wambach, Billings West. A – Case, Havre, 22.74. B – Sobrero, Columbus. C – Ehlers, Sunburst, and Schieldt, Absarokee.

400 (47.9*)
Daubert, Billings Senior 49.28
Nickol, Helena Capital 49.65
Harris,Plentywood 49.68
Ehlers, Sunburst 49.70
Swan, Manhattan 49.71
Stands, Hardin 49.83
Allen, Belgrade 49.92
Sobrero, Columbus 50.04
Raymer, Darby 50.14
Delaney,Charlo 50.17
AA – Daubert, Billings Senior. A – Stands,Hardin. B – Harris, Plentywood. C – Ehlers, Sunburst. *-Set at English distance.

800 (1:51.84)
Klatt, Billings Senior 1:54.6
Raymer, Darby 1:54.7
Harris, Plentywood 1:55.7
Williams, Columbia Falls 1:55.7
Swan, Manhattan 1:55.8
Perrin, Kalispell Flathead 1:56.8
C. Henderson, Corvallis 1:57.8
Neale, Billings Skyview 1:58.1
Peden, Billings West 1:59.0
Petch, Billings West 1:59.2
AA – Klatt, Billings Senior. A – Williams, Columbia Falls. B – Harris, Plentywood. C – Raymer, Darby.

1,600 (4:13.29)
Perrin, Kalispell Flathead 4:17.2
Williams, Columbia Falls 4:18.7
Woodland, Bozeman 4:20.4
Fraley, Kalispell Glacier 4:22.7
Raymer, Darby 4:25.1
Peterman, Missoula Hellgate 4:26.3
Stoker, Corvallis 4:27.0
Neal, Billings Skyview 4:29.5
Klatt, Billings Senior 4:30.4
Peden, Billings West 4:30.4
AA – Perrin, Kalispell Flathead. A – Williams, Columbia Falls. B – Montgomery, Plains, 4:35.0. C – Raymer, Darby.

3,200 (9:13.3)
Perrin, Kalispell Flathead 8:55.3**
Fraley, Kalispell Glacier 9:25.1
Peterman, Missoula Hellgate 9:26.8
Woodland, Bozeman 9:32.0
Williams, Columbia Falls 9:38.5
Barker, Helena 9:46.7
Olson, Poplar 9:50.2
Raymer, Darby 9:51.0
Frank, Bozeman 9:52.2
Herrick, Missoula Hellgate 9:52.0
Stoker, Corvallis 9:53.8
AA – Perrin, Kalispell Flathead. A – Williams, Columbia Falls. B – Olson,Poplar. C – Raymer, Darby. **-run at sea level.

110 hurdles (14.21)
Lindquist, Missoula Big Sky 14.71
Delaney, Charlo 14.87
Sinrud, Helena Capital 15.07
Dalton, Kalispell Glacier 15.24
Price,Eureka 15.28
Polkow, Billings Skyview 15.32
James, Kalispell Flathead 15.36
Williams, Helena 15.41
Baughman, Frenchtown 15.42
Wobschall, Columbia Falls 15.43
AA – Lindquist, Missoula Big Sky. A – Baughman, Frenchtown. B – Price, Eureka. C – Delaney, Charlo.

300 hurdles (37.66)
Polkow, Billings Skyview 38.27
Collins, Kalispell Flathead 39.30
Delaney, Charlo 39.34
Baughman, Frenchtown 39.42
Dolese, Missoula Hellgate 39.59
Sinrud, Helena Capital 39.60
Zier, Manhattan 39.79
Reynolds, Florence 39.83
Varner, Baker 39.97
Edgmond, Laurel 40.12
AA – Polkow, Billings Skyview. A – Baughman, Frenchtown. B – Zier, Manhattan. C – Delaney, Charlo.

400 relay (41.48)
Billings Senior 42.52
Billings West 42.98
Missoula Sentinel 43.05
Helena Capital 43.08
Butte 43.19
Great Falls CMR 43.20
Stevensville 43.26
Billings Central 43.30
Helena 43.75
Kalispell Flathead 43.77
AA – Billings Senior. A – Stevensville. B – Malta 44.21. C – Charlo 44.68.

1,600 relay (3:19.26)
Billings West 3:22.9
Billings Senior 3:23.0
Kalispell Flathead 3:24.1
Billings Skyview 3:24.2
Helena Capital 3:24.4
Manhattan 3:26.6
Corvallis 3:27.1
Columbia Falls 3:27.3
Missoula Sentinel 3:28.1
Billings Central 3:28.4
AA – Billings West. A – Corvallis. B – Manhattan. C – Twin Bridges 3:31.8.

Javelin (213-4)
Jones, Columbia Falls 202-6
Ogden, Kalispell Glacier 199-0
R.Jessop, Corvallis 192-0
Kelley, Red Lodge 190-9
Landis, Corvallis 190-3
Meiers, Glasgow 185-11
Arledge, Missoula Hellgate 185-6
Bermes, Joliet 185-6
Brady, Fairfield 182-6
Buche, Missoula Hellgate 181-11
Thiel, Kalispell Flathead 181-11
AA – Ogden, Kalispell Glacier. A – Jones, Columbia Falls. B – Kelley, Red Lodge. C – Manely, Victor, 179-5.

Discus (193-7)
Butt, Corvallis 169-8
Hanson, Three Forks 167-5
Alkire, Billings West 159-6
Jackson, Billings West 159-1
Atkins, Corvallis 157-7
Ducharme, Baker 156-8
Tudahl, Kalispell Glacier 156-1
Maier, Missoula Big Sky 155-11
J. Henderson, Corvallis 155-11
Douglass, Missoula Sentinel 152-3
AA – Alkire, Billings West. A – Butt, Corvallis. B – Hanson, Three Forks. C – Swain, Broadview-Lavina, 149-7.

Shot put (68- 1/2)
Jackson, Billings West 55-6 1/4
Maier, Missoula Big Sky 55-1
Dissly, Bozeman 53-9
Hanson, Three Forks 53-0
Sampson, Polson 52-7
Yates, Colstrip 52-3
LaRowe, Miles City 52-2 1/2
Bradley, Bilings West 52-0
Marsh, Sheridan 51-4
Quesenberry, Billings West 51-2 1/2
AA – Jackson, Billings West. A – Sampson, Polson. B – Hanson, Three Forks. C – Marsh, Sheridan.

High jump (7-1)
Rayson, Troy 6-5
Holt, Thompson Falls 6-5
Allen, Fairfield 6-4
Bermes, Joliet 6-4
Hayes, Frenchtown 6-4
Hanser, Billings Central 6-4
Olds, Troy 6-4
Lympus, Missoula Hellgate 6-3
Rydquist, Billings West 6-3
Storm, Great Falls CMR 6-3
AA – Lympus, Hellgate, Rydquist, Billings West and Storm, CMR. A – Hayes, Frenchtown, and Hanser, Billings Central. B – Holt, Thompson Falls, and Rayson, Troy. C – Montgomery, Lima, Pierson,Twin Bridges and Stocking, Noxon, 6-2.

Long jump (23-8)
Propp, Missoula Sentinel 22- 3/4
Hanser, Billings Central 22- 1/4
Allen, Fairfield 22-0
Tokarz, Kalispell Flathead 21-11 1/2
Lords, Stevensville 21-11 1/4
Griffith, Kalispell Glacier 21-11
Beauchaine, Bozeman 21-10
Laird, Billings West 21-6
Martinson, Billings Central 21-3 3/4
Bell, Ronan-St.Ignatius 21-3 3/4
AA – Propp, Missoula Sentinel. A – Hanser, Billings Central. B – Allen, Fairfield. C – Ludeman, Charlo, 20-8 1/2.

Triple jump (48-2)
Northrop, Missoula Big Sky 46-8
Tokarz, Kalispell Flathead 46-7 1/2
Griffith, Kalispell Glacier 45-7
Ball, Victor 44-5 1/2
Bell, Ronan-St. Ignatius 44-4 1/4
Haynes, Stevensville 44-2 1/2
Marzion, Great Falls CMR 43-10 1/2
Westfall, Hamilton 43-8
Torgerson, Sidney 43-6 1/2
Landis, Corvallis 43-4
AA – Northrup, Missoula Big Sky. A – Haynes, Stevensville. B – Bell,Ronan-St. Ignatius. C – Ball, Victor.

Pole vault (15-9)
Murdock, Hardin 14-6
Zeiger,Glasgow 14-1
Bomar, Helena 14-0
Bumgarner, Kalispell Glacier 14-0
Diehl, Frenchtown 13-8
Burman, Miles City 13-7
Berner, Corvallis 13-6
Christie, Butte 13-6
Crabtree, Choteau 13-6
Creek, Kalispell Flathead 13-6
Dringman, Billings West 13-6
Entenmann, Red Lodge 13-6
Grimes, Glendive 13-6
Komenda, Kalispell Glacier 13-6
Sperenza, Helena Capital 13-6
AA – Bomar,Helena, and Bumgarner, Kalispell Glacier. A – Murdock,Hardin. B – Zieger, Glasgow. C – O’Neill, Charlo, 13-3.

 

GIRLS

100 (12.24)
Olson,Plentywood 12.31
Sarmiento, Shepherd 12.41
Schulz, Whitefish 12.48
Foley, Whitefish 12.51
Scholl, Helena Capital 12.51
Sulser, Billings Senior 12.51
A.Weber, Great Falls CMR 12.56
Kjelstrup, Glendive 12.63
DiGiallonardo, Polson 12.66
Rector, Billings Senior 12.66
Kanthack, Helena 12.68
Gellner, Billings Skyview 12.74
Kerr, Loyola Sacred Heart 12.77
Brenneman, Kalispell Flathead 12.78
Bayles, Broadus 12.79
Davis, Kalispell Flathead 12.79
T. Porch, Florence 12.79
Show, Browning 12.79
Evans, Havre 12.81
Gray, Park City 12.81
H.Porch, Florence 12.81
AA – Scholl, Helena Capital. A – Schulz, Whitefish. B – Olson, Plentywood. C – Gray,Park City.

200 (24.4*)
Chilcott, Stevensville 25.24
Schulz, Whitefish 25.59
A. Weber, Great Falls CMR 25.68
Henderson, Corvallis 25.88
Foley, Whitefish 25.90
Kerr, Loyola Sacred Heart 25.93
Gellner, Billings Skyview 25.97
Kanthack, Helena 26.00
Brenneman, Kalispell Flathead 26.02
Tinkle, Missoula Big Sky 26.13
DiGiallonardo,Polson 26.15
AA – A.Weber, Great Falls CMR. A – Chilcott, Stevensville. B – Kerr, Loyola Sacred Heart. C – Anderson, North Star, 26.60. * – Set at English distance.

400 (54.62)
Harper, Missoula Sentinel 56.51
Schulz, Whitefish 57.07
Brenneman, Kalispell Flathead 57.14
Tinkle,Missoula Big Sky 57.18
Aragon, Billings Senior 57.23
Henderson, Corvallis 58.49
Connors, Corvallis 58.78
Hannah, Billings West 59.01
Espinoza, Billings West 59.21
Sanchez, Helena Capital 59.24
AA – Harper, Missoula Sentinel. A – Schulz, Whitefish. B – Olson, Plentywood, 59.65. C – Dembek, Winnett-Grass Range, 60.02.

800 (2:08.31*)
Aragon, Billings Senior 2:08.4
P. Gilchrist, Missoula Hellgate 2:16.1
Stewart, Great Falls 2:16.2
Eickhoff, Corvallis 2:16.8
Morley, Bigfork 2:16.8
Hanna, Billings West 2:17.0
Schulz, Whitefish 2:18.1
McKay, Missoula Big Sky 2:19.7
Elliott, Billings Central 2:20.9
Warner, Townsend 2:21.1
Henderson, Corvallis 2:21.2
AA – Aragon,Billings Senior. A – Eickhoff, Corvallis. B – Morley, Bigfork. C – Cooper, Harrison-Willow Creek, 2:23.9. * – Set at the State AA meet.

1,600 (4:55.18)
Aragon, Billings Senior 4:53.6
P. Gilchrist, Missoula Hellgate 5:00.2
Morley, Bigfork 5:01.3
Warner, Townsend 5:05.3
Stewart, Great Falls 5:06.8
Esposito, Helena 5:08.0
Eickhoff, Corvallis 5:12.0
Hardin, Bozeman 5:14.6
Cline, Bozeman 5:19.5
Robbins, Billings Skyview 5:19.5
AA – Aragon,Billings Senior. A – Eickhoff, Corvallis. B – Morley, Bigfork. C – Spencer, St. Regis, 5:34.1.

3,200 (10:26.18)
P. Gilchrist, Missoula Hellgate 10:44.5**
Morley, Bigfork 10:44.5
Aragon, Billings Senior 10:58.1
Warner, Townsend 11:01.3
Stewart, Great Falls 11:16.3
Hardin, Bozeman 11:19.0
Esposito, Helena 11:27.6
Creel,Bozeman 11:33.5
Hassell, Great Falls CMR 11:35.0
Wood, Anaconda 11:38.1
AA – P. Gilchrist, Missoula Hellgate. A – Wood, Anaconda. B – Morley, Bigfork. C – Spencer, St. Regis, 11:57.9. **-run at sea level.

100 hurdles (14.34)
Sulser, Billings Senior 14.35
Harper, Missoula Sentinel 14.54
Connors, Corvallis 14.82
Boschee, Kalispell Glacier 15.11
Bulluck,Lewistown 15.15
Zimmer, Missoula Big Sky 15.30
Reid, Thompson Falls 15.60
Erdahl, Belgrade 15.63
Nickol, Helena Capital 15.70
Scheffelmaer,Lewistown 15.88
AA – Sulser, Billings Senior. A – Connors, Corvallis. B – Reid,Thompson Falls. C – Halle, Manhattan Christian, 16.09.

300 hurdles (43.34)
Harper, Missoula Sentinel 42.86
Brenneman, Kalispell Flathead 43.22
Sulser, Billings Senior 44.78
Bulluck, Lewistown 45.47
Morrison,Helena 45.47
Connors, Corvallis 45.86
Boschee, Kalispell Glacier 46.14
Erdahl, Belgrade 46.18
Foley, Whitefish 46.69
Phillips, Plains 46.98
AA – Harper,Missoula Sentinel. A – Bulluck, Lewistown. B – Phillips, Plains. C – Gray, Park City, 47.32.

400 relay (48.30*)
Billings Senior 48.65
Great Falls CMR 48.76
Missoula Big Sky 49.52
Billings Skyview 49.59
Whitefish 49.76
Corvallis 50.00
Missoula Sentinel 50.06
Butte 50.30
Kalispell Flathead 50.33
Belgrade 50.48
AA – Billings Senior. A – Whitefish. B – Plains 51.22. C – North Star, 50.55. * – Set at English distance.

1,600 relay (3:52.46)
Billings Senior 3:59.6
Missoula Big Sky 4:00.9
Helena 4:01.0
Billings Skyview 4:01.5
Corvallis 4:01.7
Billings West 4:01.8
Kalispell Flathead 4:03.8
Great Falls 4:05.2
Great Falls CMR 4:09.6
Whitefish 4:09.6
AA – Billings Senior. A – Corvallis. B – Big Timber, 4:13.0. C – Seeley-Swan, 4:14.1.

Javelin (149-6)
Feller,Lewistown 139-11
King, Billings West 139-11
Hice, Roundup 138-8
Henry,Malta 137-9
Estes, Anaconda 137-0
Haggarty, Loyola Sacred Heart 137-0
Donahue, Billings West 134-4
Statton,Harrison-Willow Creek 134-2
Grimstad, Billings Senior 133-0
Chilcott, Stevensville 132-7
AA – King, Billings West. A – Feller, Lewistown. B – Hice, Roundup. C – Statton, Harrison-Willow Creek.

Discus (154-10)
Hodgson, Billings West 145-11
Johnson, Lambert 139-8
Dennis, Billings West 136-6
Leuenberger, Sidney 134-7
Lueck,Billings West 133-5
Three Irons,Hardin 132-2
Grimstad, Billings Senior 131-3
Schroeder, CMR 125-10
Smith, Manhattan 124-2
Vaile, Cut Bank 123-2
AA – Hodgson,Billings West. A – Leuenberger, Sidney. B – Smith, Manhattan. C – Johnson, Lambert.

Shot put (47-6)
Hodgson, Billings West 41-4 1/2
Leuenberger, Sidney 41-4 1/4
Vaile, Cut Bank 39-9
Grimstad, Billings Senior 39-8
Johnson, Richey-Lambert 39-1 1/2
Keleti, Helena Capital 39-0
King, Malta 38-4 1/2
Amestoy, Helena 38-3
Kratofil, Hamilton 37-11
Bignell,Helena Capital 37-9 1/4
Schroeder, Great Falls CMR 37-9 1/4
AA – Hodgson, Billings West. A – Leuenberger, Sidney. B – Vaile, Cut Bank. C – Johnson, Richey-Lambert.

High jump (5-9 1/2)
Boschee, Kalispell Glacier 5-9
Feller, Lewistown 5-7
Mims, Billings Senior 5-5
Morrison, Helena 5-5
Charlesworth,Glendive 5-4
Gilchrist, Helena 5-4
Reid,Thompson Falls 5-4
Statton, Harrison-Willow Creek 5-4
Daugherty,Missoula Big Sky 5-3
Grimsrud, Helena 5-3
Feilzer, Missoula Big Sky 5-3
Harper, Missoula Sentinel 5-3
Klinker, Great Falls 5-3
Olson, Plentywood 5-3
Zemljak, Butte 5-3
Rafish, Butte 5-3
AA – Boschee, Kalispell Glacier. A – Feller, Lewistown. B – Reid, Thompson Falls. C – Statton,Harrison-Willow Creek.

Long jump (18-11 3/4)
Brenneman, Kalispell Flathead 18-9
Boschee, Kalispell Glacier 18-1 1/2
Morrison, Helena 17-10
McLeod, Butte 17-9
Kjelstrup, Glendive 17-8
Daugherty,Missoula Big Sky 17-7 1/2
Smith, Billings West 17-7 1/2
Cook, Kalispell Glacier 17-6 1/2
Healey, Billings Central 17-3
Johnson, Kalispell Flathead 17-1 1/2
AA – Brenneman, Kalispell Flathead. A – Kjelstrup, Glendive. B – Sauro, Loyola Sacred Heart, and Cole,Forsyth, 16-9. C – Stroot,Superior, 17-1.

Triple jump (39-2)
Johnson, Kalispell Flathead 38-4 3/4
Koehler, Billings Senior 37-6
Smith, Billings West 37-5 3/4
Scholl, Helena Capital 37-3 3/4
Cook, Kalispell Glacier 37-0
Daugherty,Missoula Big Sky 36-11 1/2
Boschee, Kalispell Glacier 36-11
B. Carlon, North Star 35-11
Hogenson, Shields Valley 35-10 3/4
H. Porch,Florence 35-9 1/2
AA – Johnson, Kaiispell Flathead. A – Connors, Corvallis, 35-5. B – H. Porch, Florence. C – B. Carlon, North Star.

Pole vault (13-0)
Cundith, Helena 11-6
Gorder, Sidney 11-6
Minow, Sidney 11-0
Westfall,Hamilton 11-0
Gyuricza, Missoula Big Sky 10-9
Allen,Missoula Hellgate 10-6
Cranford, Huntley Project 10-6
Evans, Corvallis 10-6
E. Fulton, Billings Senior 10-6
Langer, Missoula Hellgate 10-6
Mohl, Billings Senior 10-6
Reid, Thompson Falls 10-6
Robinson, Billings West 10-6
Schroeck, Boulder 10-6
Theade, Red Lodge 10-6
Wacaser, Billings Skyview 10-6
AA – Cundith, Helena. A – Gorder, Sidney. B – Cranford, Huntley Project, Reid, Thompson Falls, Schroeck, Boulder and Theade, Red Lodge. C – Hopp-Juden, Cascade, and Schwehr, Broadview-Lavina, 9-0.

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