By HDN staff
The Havre Daily News
Monday, May 10
KG had more school records fall, Chester was tops in two meets and Blue Sky got a win in Geraldine.
The KG KouGars were at a host of events this week. On Thursday the KouGars sent athletes to the Cascade Top Eight.
Christin Smith was the only KG girl to place as she took fourth in the 1600 meter with a time of 5 minutes 34.58 seconds.
Jake Stuart came on strong as he took top honors in the javelin with a throw of 181 feet and 3 inches. Stuart also won the 200 and the 400 with times of 23.19 and 51.43, respectively. Rhett Crites also stepped up and took first in the triple jump with a leap of 42-2.5 and also the long jump, jumping 20-3. The KouGars claimed another top spot came from Travis Stehman as he beat the field in the 3200 with a time of 9:51.59. The final first place finish came from the 1600 relay team as the finished with a 3:39.16.
The KouGars were also in Havre over the weekend and took first on the boys side and fifth on the girls side.
Top finishes came from Crites in the long jump with a leap of 20-0 and the triple jump with a 39-10. Justin Antonich won the 110 hurdles with a time of 15.7. Eric Hanson took first in the 1600 with a 4:38.5 and Trevor Stehman won the 3200 with a 10:12.20 as KG took the top three spots in this race. Travis Stehman took first in the 800 with a 1:59.7. Jake Stuart came away with the final medal as he topped the field in the javelin with 190-7.
On the girls side it was Christin Smith winning both the 1600 and 3200 with times of 5:26.3 and 11:40.7, respectively.
KG coach Paul Anderson said it was nice to see Crites competing at this high of a level after his injury.
It only makes us better, Anderson said.
Anderson said it was nice day in Havre and he was happy to see his boys team get the win over Havre.
Chester also had a very successful week as they were in Cut Bank on Wednesday and won both girls and boys titles and then did the same over the weekend at the Dutton Invitational.
In Cut Bank the Chester girls team had athletes place in every event but three. Annie Diemert won the discus with a throw of 92-1 and also the javelin with a 93-8. Carlene Jensen won the shot put with a push of 33-0.75. The Coyotes took the top four spot in the javelin and the shot put. In the pole vault Marci Tempel claimed first place after clearing 7-6. In the 3200 it was Hannah Brown finishing with a time of 13:21.7 to take the top spot. The Coyotes final top spot came from Carly VanDyke who beat the competition in the 800 with a 2:44.14.
On the boys side for the Coyotes they had athletes place in all but one event in Cut Bank. Eric Kleinsasser won the shot put and javelin. In the shot he had a push of 41-9 and in the javelin he threw a 171-6. Sean Weinert took top honors in the 800 with a finishing time of 2:15.23. In the 100 and 200 it was Brent Riggin bringing home the gold as he topped the field with times of 11.30 and 23.69, respectively. Ryan Gagnon finished tops in the 400 with a 53.5. It was Jeff Graham getting the top spot in the 300 hurdles with a time of 42.87. The 1600 relay team also crossed the finish line first with a 3:38.76.
In Dutton on the boys side it was again Riggin wrapping up the 100 and 200 with times of 11.49 and 24.2, respectively. Gagnon won the 400 with a 53.15. It was Kleinsasser in the javelin, winning the event with a throw of 173-4. In the 800 it was again Weinert running a 2:14 to take the top spot. Graham won the 300 hurdles again with a time of 44.1 and he also beat the competition in the triple jump with a leap of 38-9.75. Both relay teams also took top honors with time of 46.98 in the 400 relay and 3:48 in the 1600 relay.
For the girls in Dutton it was not the top spots that got it done but they did have an athlete place in all 17 events. VanDyke won the 800, crossing the finish line in 2:40. Brown took top honors in the 3200 with a time of 14:13.77 and it was Michele VanDyke clearing 5-2 in the high jump to win the event. The 400 relay team won with a time of 57.27 and the 1600 relay won with a 4:59.55.
The Blue Sky Eagles had a successful weekend as their girls were tops at the Geraldine Boosters meet and the boys team finished third. No individual result were made available for this meet.
Blue Sky coach Bill Mulvaney said Carlye Redding finished tops in five event, winning the 100, 200, high jump, long jump and triple jump.
Mulvaney said the good performance will give his team the boost in moral right at the end of the season. He said they are very excited about the district track meet this week and they have all their athletes set in the events they want.
J-I was in attendance at the Geraldine meet and their boys team finished sixth place with 46 points.
Also at the meet in Geraldine was Box Elder who picked up two points on the girls side.
Turner was in Hinsdale over the weekend and took ninth in the boys and 17th in the girls.
For Turner it was W.K. Sanguins taking fifth in the discus with a throw of 110-10.5 and second in the javelin with a throw of 147-7. Brandon Sparks claimed a pair of ribbons as he finished second in the 110 hurdles with a time of 16.10 and was fourth in the triple jump with a leap of 37-1. Finally it was Shimon Takoi clearing 5-4 in the high jump to take fifth.
On the girls side they had just one athlete place as Michi Seydler took fourth in the long jump with a 13-1.
The area 9C schools have their district track meet this Wednesday at the Havre Middle School.