The Shelby Coyotes track and field team brought home a team trophy and plenty of individual hardware at last weekend’s District 1B Meet in Great Falls. The boys’ squad finished second in the team race behind Fairfield to bring home a trophy and the girls finished fourth as a team.
Wyatt Brusven was the high point man for the Coyotes as he finished first in the triple jump (41-01) and 110 hurdles (16.31) and second in both the long jump (20-03) and pole vault (11-0). Brusven also ran a leg on the Coyotes’ championship 4x100 relay along with Tanner Parsons, Eduardo Rojo Vizuiete and Shaun Salveson.
Salveson topped the field in the 800 with a personal record of 2:05.87 and captured first in the 4x400 relay along with Logan Leck, Rhett Reynolds and Kolby Lohr. Salveson also placed second in the 400 with a PR of 52.81.
Reynolds won the high jump, clearing 6-0 while Taylor Parsons took fourth with a personal best of 5-08. Tanner Tustian had a personal best in the pole vault at 10-06 to place third while the freshman also placed fourth in the 1600 with a time of 5:10.6 while Cameron Brusven placed fifth in the triple jump (37-0.5) and javelin (128-07). Mark Clark placed fourth in both the shot put (39-01) and discus (106-0), Leck placed fourth in the 800 (2:11.82) and fifth in the 400 (55.14), Tanner Watson placed fourth in the 3200 (11:25.84) and Damon Irvin placed sixth in both the 800 (2:17.41) and 1600 (5:19.09) to round out the Coyote placements.
The girls’ team was led by placements in five events from Brook Luly. The local junior placed first in the 800 with a season record of 2:30.83 while also placing second in the 1600 (6:16.53) and triple jump (31-06) and third in the long jump (14-04.25). Luly teamed up with Brogan McAllister, Allyson Bleecker and Brielle Aklestad to place fourth in the 4x400 relay.
Bleecker placed in all three sprints, finishing third in the 100 and 400 with personal bests of 13.44 and 1:04.55, respectively and fourth in the 200 with a time of 28.69. Aklestad placed second in the javelin with a toss of 102-05 and also finished third in the discus (80-03) and shot put (25-05.5).
Makayla Haight finished fourth in both distance races, setting a personal record in the 1600 at 7:05.55 and crossing the finish line in the 3200 in 16:04.56. McAllister and Vivi McDermott rounded out the individual placements for the Lady Coyotes with a fifth and sixth place finish in the triple jump at 29-03 and 24-10.5, respectively.
Qualifying athletes advance to the Northern B Divisional Meet this Saturday in Glasgow.