The Cut Bank tracksters hosted a Pre-Easter Invitational last Thursday before the holiday weekend and both the boys and girls teams had strong showings on their home turf. The girls placed fourth as a team behind four individual placements from senior Kamdyn Molenda while the boys placed sixth behind a strong showing from their freshman class.
Molenda remained undefeated in the 100 on the season as she topped the field with a time of 13.11. She also earned a pair of second place finishes in the 200 (28.53) and triple jump (31-09.5) as well as a fifth place finish in the long jump with a distance of 14-05. Molenda also teamed up with Portia Taylor, Dakota Manecke and Jackie Waller to place fourth in the 4x100 relay with a time of 56.07.
Manecke once again topped the field in the pole vault, clearing 9-0. The junior also cleared 4-04 in the high jump to place fifth. Brynne Finstad set a personal record by over 20 feet in the javelin with a toss of 102-2 to place second in the event while just missing placement in the shot put with a personal record of 26-10. Waller rounded out the individual placements with a sixth place finish, and personal record, in the 100 hurdles with a time of 19.28.
Non-placing marks for the girls were: Taylor 100-14.86, 200-32.17, javelin-71-03; Manecke 100-14.71, 200-31.56; Finstad 100-15.2, javelin-82-03; Waller 100-15.28; Katrina Ostler 200-31.74, 400-1:12.79.
Freshman Bauer Seewald turned in a pair of third place performances to lead the boys’ squad as he set a personal record in the triple jump with a distance of 38-11.25 and cleared 5-06 in the high jump. Seewald also ran a leg on the fifth place 4x100 relay with fellow freshman Hayden Hedges and juniors Andrew Andersen and Stephon McGillis.
Hedges placed third in the 100 with a time of 12.31 and fourth in the 200, clocking in at 25.28. Freshman Kierrin Rooney set a personal record in the 1600 with a time of 5:06 to place fourth while freshman Henry Gannon’s personal record in the 400 of 57.41 placed sixth.
Jordyn Fields set a season record in the pole vault as he placed second with a height of 10-6. Andersen placed fifth in the 300 hurdles with a season record of 46.47 and his sixth place finish in the 110 hurdles at 17.7 was a personal record.
Non-placing marks for the boys team are listed as follows. An asterisk (*) behind the athlete’s name indicates a Personal Record: Non-placing marks for the: Andersen 100-12.56; Seewald 100-12.94, long jump 17-01*; McGillis 100-13-04, 200-27.10, 400-58.67*, javelin 106-6*; Austin Vanek 100-13.33*, 400-1:01.64; Josiah Fultz 100-13.34, 200-27.82, long jump 15-08; Jeremy Gallagher 200-30.93, shot put-35-05.5, discus-99-05.5*, javelin-92-02; Fields 400-58.67*, shot put 33-06.5*, discus-81-07*; Rooney 400-1:02.03; Nathanial Anderson 800-2:27.43, 1600-5:34.39, 3200-13:03.53*; Dalton Estey 1600-6:15, 3200-13:58.22*; Gannon 1600-5:26.36*; Wesley Omsberg discus-81-07.5, javelin-77-11; Hedges long jump-16-06.5, triple jump 24-11.25.
The local tracksters will head to Great Falls this Saturday for the Fairfield/Belt Invitational at Memorial Stadium.