It couldn’t have been a better day for the annual Cal Wearly track meet in Havre, and several local teams took full advantage.
Tuesday in Havre, the North Star Knights hosted the annual meet, where nearly 30 teams came together. Including the Knights, the Augusta Elk, Belt Huskies, Big Sandy Pioneers, Box Elder Bears, Cascade Badgers, Chinook Sugarbeeters, Chester/J-I Hawks, Cut Bank Wolves, Denton Trojans, Dodson Coyotes, Fairfield Eagles, Frazer Bearcubs, Fort Benton Longhorns, Geraldine Tigers, Hays-Lodge Pole Thunderbirds, Hinsdale-Saco Panthers, Malta Mustangs, Power Pirates, Rocky Boy Stars, Roy-Winifred Outlaws, Simms Tigers, Sunburst Refiners, Turner Tornadoes, Havre Blue Ponies and Whitewater Penguins also attended the meet.
“I think I say this every year,” North Star head coach Brian Campbell said. “But if you can place at this meet, you can place at the divisional meet. This is a good measuring tool early in the year, and you don’t just look at your times, you look at who you are running against and where you are finishing. We brought in a lot of talent and it is rare that you go to a meet where you line up eight or nine heats in the 100-meter. We had a lot of good teams and a lot of teams that were really excited to be here.”
In boys’ action, the Sugarbeeters finished fifth with 42 points, while the Pioneers were 10th with 18, the Knights were 13th with 12 and the Hawks were 15th with four points. The Stars, Bears, Thunderbirds and Tornadoes all competed, but finished with zero points.
And on the girls side of things, the Knights led the way with a No. 1 finish with 76 points, while the Beeters were fourth with 45. The Pioneers were also 12th with 16 points, while the Bears, Hawks, Thunderbirds, Stars and Tornadoes all finished with no team points.
The Knights looked impressive, leading the girls pack on Tuesday.
Scoring 76 total points, the Knights grabbed 10 in the 100-hurdles, eight in the pole vault, four in the 300-meter hurdles, 10 in the short relay, four in the 100-meter, 16 in the long jump, six in the 200-meter, 10 in the triple jump and eight in the long relay. Delainey Spicher was third in the 100-hurdles (18.2) and Sarah Massar was fourth (18.5). And in the pole vault, Tylynn Rettig was second (8-0), while in the 300 hurdles; Spicher was fourth (53.9).
The short relay team also finished as the No. 1 team (52.6), while Haylee Anderson was fourth in the 100-meter (14.0). The long jump was dominated by the Knights, with Lisa Carlon grabbing the No. 1 spot (16-10) and Bettie Carlon finishing third (15-8). Anderson also finished third in the 200-meter (29.1), while Lisa Carlon placed third in the tirple jump (33-6) and Bettie Carlon finished fourth (32-10). And finally rounding out the afternoon, the Knights’ long realy team finished second (4:35.0), while the short relay finished first (52.6).
“One of our goals is to be good in these big meets,” Campbell said. “We have won divisionals two years in a row and that is our number one goal right now. Last year our girls got fourth at this meet and ended up fourth at state, so maybe since we got first this year, that will lead to first at state. But that is the girls’ goal, and that is what they really want as a team. They had a great day.”
For Chinook, the Beeters also grabbed points from all over.
Kayla Hanson took the No. 1 spot in the 100 hurdles (17.6), while Britney Nelson was second in the discus (100-3) and Mahkayla Farmer was fourth in the discus (94-0). Hannah Weber also finished second in the 800-meter (2:34.2), Madison McCann finished sixth in the long jump (14-7), Hanson finished fifth in the triple jump (32-4), Britney Nelson finished sixth in the shot put (28-10) and Weber finished fourth in the 1600-meter (5:58.8). The short relay team also finished sixth (56.9) and the long relay team finished fourth (4:38.3).
The Pioneers were able to score 16 team points, all of which came from four events. The long relay team finished third (4:35.8), while Molly Herron finished fourth in the 800-meter (2:37.1), Mateila Cline finished fourth in the 1,600-meter (6:09.5) and Shelby Gasvoda finished fourth in the 3,200-meter (13:45.0).
In the boys field, the Beeters 42 points led the way for Hi-Line squads.
Brandon Riphenburg placed fifth in the 200-meter dahs (25.0), while Dylan Surber placed first in the 800-meter (2:03.3), Kaylan Johnson finished third in the 800-meter (2:09.7). Johnson also finished first in the 1600-meter (4:54.0) and fourth in the 3200-meter (10:51.0), while Barry Murnion cleared 5-10 in the high jump for a third place finish, and Zach Molyneaux tossed the discus 125-8 for a fourth place finish. The short relay team also finished fifth (47.5).
And for Big Sandy, Justin Stevens was fifth in the 100-meter (12.0) and third in the 200-meter (24.9), and Trevor Lackner was fourth in the 400-meter (56.8). the long relay was also third with a time of 3:50.4.
Quinn Sinler grabbed two No. 5 finishes for the Knights. Spinler finished the 110 hurdles with a time of 17.5 and the 300 hurdles with a time of 45.4. And Cooper Spicher grabbed a second-place finish in the triple jump, leaping 38-7.
C/J-I’s four points came from Cody Ramburg. With two fifth place finished, he cleared 37-4 in the triple jump and 5-8 the high jump.
The annual Cal Wearley meet is one of the most well attended Class C track meets each spring in Montana. The HMS track will also play host to the District 9C meet in early May. For full results, see below.