The Shelby track and field teams had a successful day in Great Falls at the District 1B Meet last Saturday. The girls placed second overall as a team with 153 points while the boys placed third with 72 points. Athletes placing in the top six at the District Meet advanced to the Northern B Divisional Meet to be held this Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Great Falls.
The girls trailed Cut Bank’s 184 points in the team standings but finished ahead of Fairfield (105), Choteau (59), and Conrad (15).
Fairfield dominated the boys’ competition, finishing with 230 points followed by Cut Bank with 124. Choteau finished fourth with 44 points and Conrad had 41.
Brook Luly had a trio of first place finishes to lead the girls’ team. Luly finished with 38 individual points, second among all competitors. The local sophomore earned victories in the 800 (2:29.53), 1600 (5:59.8) and long jump (14-10.5) and also finished third in the 400 (1:03.61) and ran a leg on the Coyotes second place 4x400 relay along with Allyson Bleecker, Brogan McAllister and Brielle Aklestad.
Brittany Brusven earned second place finishes in both the shot put (31-08.5) and discus (98-07) and also finished third in both the high jump (4-06) and triple jump (31-0). McAllister won the triple jump with a personal best leap of 31-0 and the sophomore also placed fourth in the shot put (24-02) and 100 hurdles (20.85) and fifth in the discus with a toss of 67-09. Carly Parsell finished atop the podium in the 3200 with a time of 13:26.93, placed fourth in the 1600 with a time of 6:15.19 and ran a leg on the Coyotes’ third place 4x100 relay team along with Makayla Haight, Kaylee Appley and Bleecker.
Aklestad had a personal best, and first place finish, in the javelin with a toss of 96-01 to go along with a third place finish in the shot put (27-01.5), a fifth place finish in the 100 hurdles (20.87) and sixth place finish in the high jump (4-04).
Bleecker finished third in the 200 (28.31) and fourth in the 100 (13.64) while Haight finished sixth in the 3200 with a time of 15:56.82. Appley placed second in the 3200 with a time of 14:36.24 and sixth in the 1600 with a time of 6:54.01 to round out the individual placements for the Lady Coyotes.
Logan Leck led the boys’ squad with second place finishes in both the 800 (2:11.10) and 1600 (5:04.08). Leck also placed third in the 400 with a time of 56.67and ran a leg on the fourth place 4x400 relay along with Jonathan Henke, Tucker Tustian and Kolten Henke.
Tustian placed second in the 3200 with a time of 10:58.32 and third, less than a second behind Leck, in the 1600 with a time of 5:04.61. Kolten Henke placed second in the triple jump with a leap of 33-05.25. Tanner Watson placed third in both the 3200 with a time of 12:40.63 and the triple jump with a personal best of 32-04.75. Watson also placed fifth in the long jump with a distance of 14-02. Brenden Hagood placed fourth in the triple jump with a leap of 32-04.75 and Mark Clark placed fourth in the shot put with a toss of 34-09.5.
Non-placing marks at the District Meet were: Bleecker, 400 1:08.56, Hagood, 100 14.77, javelin 70-07; Joshua Buck, 100 15.27, shot put 24-02.5, discus 65-09, javelin 53-07; Jerry Vanmaanen, 100 17.08, 200 38.61, long jump 10-06; J. Henke, 200 25.98, 400 58.54; 800 2:17.57; Alex Zimmerman, shot put 21-07, javelin 81-0, discus 58-0; K. Henke, 400 1:03.6; Clark discus 88-01, javelin 86-03.
Events for the Northern B Divisional Meet are slated to begin at 10 a.m.