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KouGar Domination

 


The KG KouGars boys reigned at the District 9C track meet Friday in Havre, winning 15 of 17 events and taking the team title with 307 points, 208 more than its nearest competitor.

On the girls' side, KG's Kim Berg broke her own meet record in the javelin, set last year, by more than 10 feet. She threw the javelin 142 feet, 10 inches. Her previous record was 131 feet, 2 inches.

"I was out there to beat my old record because I wasn't very happy with it," Berg said. "I wanted 150 but I didn't get that. Hopefully I will by the end of the season."

The KouGars qualified nearly every competitor for the state tournament Thursday in Great Falls. Head coach Butch Marshall said two boys and one girl failed to qualify for the next meet.

"We're really deep and we do a good job in the events that we do," he said.

The boys had nine of the top 10 placers in the meet, led by Roger Larson and Thomas Marshall, each with 38. Casey Crites followed with 34. Larson and Marshall each had three first-place finishes and one second-place finish. Blue Sky's Roald Aageson came away with the only other top 10 point finish. Chris Yirsa came in tied for 11th place as Big Sandy's top point-getter.

Blue Sky came in second in team scores with 99. Big Sandy was third with 44.

"I was really pleased," Marshall said about his team score. "Those first places helped, there's no doubt about it. But we got a lot of seconds and thirds also and that helped."

The only event the KG boys struggled in was the 400-meter relay. That event has been a problem for his team the last few seasons, Marshall said.

"We've kind of had a jinx over our head on that one," he said.

This year's 400-meter relay team had the best qualifying time in the state, Marshall said, but a bad exchange and a moment of panic caused the team to be disqualified.

Berg has a chance to throw 150 feet Thursday at the divisional meet in Great Falls.

"I really like that throwing area in Great Falls," she said. "That's where I threw my farthest last year."

Due to knee surgery last fall, Berg was unable to defend her titles in running and jumping events. In order to have another event to compete in, Berg decided to throw the shot put. She placed second behind Blue Sky's Jessica Patrick with a throw of 29 feet, 10 inches. Patrick threw 30 feet, 1 inch.

"I didn't really know what to expect in the shot put but I was pretty happy getting second," Berg said.

Had it not been for a case of the stomach flu, KG's Aaron Smith may have been able to accomplish a goal of his Friday. Smith, who holds the record for the 1600-meter run, was hoping to break the 3200-meter run record set in 1999 by Travis Stehman. Smith fell short by 13 seconds.

"He did very well considering he wasn't feeling very well," Marshall said.

The Blue Sky Eagles captured a big team win with 210 points on the girls' side, nearly 100 more than second place Big Sandy. The KouGars placed third.

Kaila Warren was the top point-getter for the Eagles with 40 points, with teammates Cassidy Han and Partick also in the top five. Warren won two events and placed second in two. Patrick won three events and had one fourth and one fifth place. Han placed second twice, third twice and fourth once.

Box Elder's Tami Infante was the next highest scorer behind Warren, racking up 36 points on three first-place finishes and one third.

Big Sandy had the sixth-, seventh-, eighth-, and ninth-place scorers en route to a second-place team finish. The Pioneers were led by Kathy Bitz, Lindsey Danreuther, Ashley Goodian and Shana Davis. Goodian has three first-place finishes the 1600-meter run, 3200-meter run and 1600-meter relay.

Dwight Flansburg will be the lone representative for the Hays-Lodge Pole boys team at the divisional tournament. Flansburg placed fifth in the 1600-meter run and in the 400-meter dash.

For Rocky Boy, the 400-meter relay team composed of Adam Demontiney, A.J. The Boy, Chad Wolfchild and Upton Whitford will represent the Stars in Great Falls, along with Kyle Windy Boy and The Boy on the individual side.

Turner's Celeste Hedegaard and Britney Jones will advance along with Samantha LaMere from Rocky Boy and Vanessa Webb from Hays-Lodge Pole.

The top five placers from each event move on to Thurday's Northern C Divisional Track Meet in Great Falls.

The following are the results from Friday's District 9C Track Meet held at Havre Middle School:

Boys:

Team scores:

KG 307

Blue Sky 99

Big Sandy 44

Rocky Boy 21

Box Elder 6

Hays-Lodge Pole 5

Javelin 1. Keenan Toner, Blue Sky, 143-feet 9 inches; 2. Richie Melby, KG, 136-2; 3. Levi Wendland, Blue Sky, 134-0; 4. Darby Donoven, KG, 131-6 1/2; 5. Luke Antonich, KG, 124-10; 6. Conrad Wendland, Blue Sky, 114-10.

Long jump 1. Thomas Marshall, KG, 19-3 1/2; 2. Casey Crites, KG, 19-1 1/4; 3. Jon Lipp, Blue Sky, 18-10; 4. Skylar Pearson, Big Sandy, 18-3; 5. Richie Melby, KG, 18-3; 6. Eric Engebretson, KG, 18-3.

Triple jump 1. Roger Larson, KG, 42-3; 2. Thomas Marshall, KG, 39-9 1/2; 3. Skylar Pearson, Big Sandy, 37-7; 4. Richie Melby, KG, 36-1 1/2; 5. Dan Kloppenburg, KG, 32-6 3/4.

High jump 1. Casey Crites, KG, 6-2; 2. Richie Melby, KG, 5-8; 3. Luke Antonich, KG, 5-8; 4. Brent Petrick, Blue Sky, 5-6; 5. Matt Myers, Big Sandy, 5-2.

Pole vault 1. Luke Antonich, KG, 11-3; 2. Kyle Reynolds, KG, 10-0; 3. Keith Reynolds, KG, 9-0; 4. Dan Kloppenburg, KG, 8-6; 5. Conrad Wendland, Blue Sky, 8-0.

800-meter run 1. Tyler Kapperud, KG, 2 minutes 7.93 seconds; 2. Deven Donoven, KG, 2:10.14; 3. Chris Yirsa, Big Sandy, 2:21.07; 4. Keith Reynolds, KG, 2:40.53; 5. Thomas Parker, Box Elder, 3:03.09.

1600-meter run 1. Aaron Smith, KG, 4:39.92; 2. Chris Yirsa, Big Sandy, 5:03.66; 3. Justus Wendland, Blue Sky, 5:04.39; 4. Deven Donoven, KG, 5:04.84; 5. Dwight Flansburg, Hays-Lodge Pole, 5:23.73; 6. Upton Whitford, Rocky Boy, 6:03.92.

3200-meter run 1. Aaron Smith, KG, 9:54.66; 2. Justus Wendland, Blue Sky, 10:58.37; 3. Michael Sampson, Blue Sky, 13:26.04; 4. Thomas Parker, Box Elder, 15:15.37; 5. Jack Thornton, Big Sandy, 18:31.59.

Shot put 1. Robbie Gomke, KG, 46-4; 2. Tel Sterner, KG, 45-7 1/2; 3. Eric Engebretson, KG, 42-2; 4. Jerrad Gomke, KG, 41-2 1/2; 5. Roald Aageson, Blue Sky, 40-8; 6. Forest Letang, KG, 39-8.

Discus 1. Tel Sterner, KG, 141-5; 2. Mason Ophus, Big Sandy, 126-10; 3. Forest Letang, KG, 115-5; 4. Roald Aageson, Blue Sky, 114-0; 5. Keenan Toner, Blue Sky, 112-5; 6. Robbie Gomke, KG, 111-1.

400-meter relay 1. Blue Sky (Matt Strissel, Mitch McKinley, Eric Groth, Jon Lipp), 47.29; 2. Big Sandy (Mason Ophus, Skylar Pearson, Matt Myers, Gage Brumwell), 49.44; 3. Rocky Boy (Adam Demontiney, A. J. The Boy, Chad Wolfchild, Upton Whitford), 53.00.

1600-meter relay 1. KG (Deven Donoven, Kyle Reynolds, Tyler Kapperud, Aaron Smith), 3:40.66; 2. Blue Sky (Jon Lipp, Roald Aageson, Eric Groth, Mitch McKinley), 3:42.56.

100-meter dash 1. Casey Crites, KG, 11.40; 2. Roger Larson, KG, 11.47; 3. Matt Aageson, KG, 11.73; 4. Roald Aageson, Blue Sky, 11.81; 5. Matt Strissel, Blue Sky, 11.90; 6. Jon Lipp, Blue Sky, 12.15.

110-meter hurdles 1. Thomas Marshall, KG, 15.70; 2. Luke Antonich, KG, 16.30.

200-meter dash 1. Roger Larson, KG, 23.07; 2. Matt Aageson, KG, 23.76; 3. Casey Crites, KG, 23.99; 4. Roald Aageson, Blue Sky, 24.06; 5. Kyle Reynolds, KG, 24.75; 6. Mitch McKinley, Blue Sky, 24.80.

300-meter hurdles 1. Thomas Marshall, KG, 42.78; 2. A. J. The Boy, Rocky Boy, 51.57; 3. Kyle Windy Boy, Rocky Boy, 64.23.

400-meter dash 1. Roger Larson, KG, 52.37; 2. Mitch McKinley, Blue Sky, 53.49; 3. Tyler Kapperud, KG, 57.13; 4. Conrad Wendland, Blue Sky, 59.66; 5. Dwight Flansburg, Hays-Lodge Pole, 61.07; 6. Garret Morin, Hays-Lodge Pole, 65.28.

Girls:

Team scores:

Blue Sky 210

Big Sandy 114

KG 99

Box Elder 36

Turner 17

Hays-Lodge Pole 15

Rocky Boy 4

Javelin 1. NEW RECORD Kim Berg, KG, 142-10 1/2; 2. Lindsay Anderson, Blue Sky, 92-11; 3. Ashley Lincoln, Blue Sky, 85-2 1/2; 4. Cassidy Han, Blue Sky, 84-4; 5. Jessica Patrick, Blue Sky, 81-10; 6. Sasha Haugen, KG, 77-3 1/2.

Long jump 1. Tami Infante, Box Elder, 15-6; 2. Kathy Bitz, Big Sandy, 14-8; 3. Shana Davis, Big Sandy, 14-7; 4. Cady Arifin, KG, 14-6; 5. Celeste Hedegaard, Turner, 14-1 1/2; 6. Lindsay Anderson, Blue Sky, 13-11 1/4.

Triple jump 1. Cady Arifin, KG, 31-0; 2. Kaila Warren, Blue Sky, 30-10 1/4; 3. Shana Davis, Big Sandy, 30-5 1/2; 4. Britney Jones, Turner, 2-10 1/2; 6. Whitney Hanson, KG, 24-5 1/4.

High jump 1. Shana Davis, Big Sandy, 4-8; 2. Cassidy Han, Blue Sky, 4-6; 3. Linda Givens, Big Sandy, 4-4; 4. Jessica Patrick, Blue Sky, 4-4.

Pole vault 1. Heather Haas, Blue Sky, 7-0; 2. Kim Patrick, Blue Sky, 6-6; 3. Mary Hauser, Blue Sky, 6-6; 4. Katy Hauser, Blue Sky, 6-0.

800-meter run 1. Kile Patrick, Blue Sky, 2:34.0; 2. Sheena Darlington, Big Sandy, 2:41.83; 3. Kathy Bitz, Big Sandy, 2:47.85; 4. Heather Haas, Blue Sky, 2:53.31; 4. Ashley Gatzemeier, Blue Sky, 2:59.62; 6. Issa Cocharan, Hays-Lodge Pole, 3:13.74.

1600-meter run 1. Ashley Goodian, Big Sandy, 6:04.08; 2. Casie Toner, KG, 7:06.18; 3. Cassidy Han, Blue Sky, 7:43.68; 4. Karlene Egbert, Turner, 7:52.40; 5. Samantha Lamere, Rocky Boy, 8:03.45.

3200-meter run 1. Ashley Goodian, Big Sandy, 12:39.37; 2. Kathy Bitz, Big Sandy, 13:01.44; 3. Heather Haas, Blue Sky, 14:01.02; 4. Casie Toner, KG, 14:36.63.

Shot put 1. Jessica Patrick, Blue Sky, 30-1; 2. Kim Berg, KG, 29-10; 3. Cassidy Han, Blue Sky, 28-2 1/2; 4. Ashley Lincoln, Blue Sky, 27-4; 5. Sheena Darlington, Big Sandy, 26-8 1/2; 6. Jaylene Small, Rocky Boy, 26-1.

Discus 1. Jessica Patrick, Blue Sky, 99-0; 2. Cassidy Han, Blue Sky, 86-9; 3. Tami Infante, Box Elder, 76-9; 4. Brooke Letang, KG, 72-10; 5. Kile Patrick, Blue Sky, 70-0; 6. Aldean Denny, Rocky Boy, 68-1.

400-meter relay 1. Blue Sky (Lindsay Anderson, Ashley Gatzemeier, Jessica Patrick, Kim Patrick), 58.59; 2. KG (Mandy Rambo, Brooke Letang, Cady Arifin, Mattiah Hutchins), 58.98.

1600-meter relay 1. Big Sandy (Lindsey Danreuther, Sheena Darlington, Ashley Goodian, Kathy Bitz), 4:31.42; 2. Blue Sky (Kile Patrick, Heather Haas, Lindsay Anderson, Kathy Bitz), 4:47.41; 3. KG (Mattiah Hutchins, Brooke Letang, Casie Toner, Mandy Rambo), 5:27.32.

100-meter dash 1. Tami Infante, Box Elder, 13.63; 2. Mattiah Hutchins, KG, 13.64; 3. Vanessa Webb, Hays-Lodge Pole, 14.15; 4. Celeste Hedegaard, Turner, 14.19; 5. Britteny Jones, Turner, 14.60; 6. Ashley Gatzemeier, Blue Sky, 14.65.

100-meter hurdles 1. Kaila Warren, Blue Sky, 17.69; 2. Lindsey Danreuther, Big Sandy, 18.19; 3. Cady Arifin, KG, 19.37; 4. Mattiah Hutchins, KG, 20.37; 5. Mandy Rambo, KG, 21.92.

200-meter dash 1. Tami Infante, Box Elder, 29.27; 2. Vanessa Webb, Hays-Lodge Pole, 30.01; 3. Mattiah Hutchins, KG, 30.89l 4. Kim Patrick, Blue Sky, 30.90; 5. Celeste Hedegaard, Turner, 30.92; 6. Britney Jones, Turner, 32.33.

300-meter hurdles 1. Kaila Warren, Blue Sky, 50.17; 2. Lindsay Anderson, Blue Sky, 53.52; 3. Cady Arifin, KG, 53.69; 4. Lindsey Danreuther, Big Sandy, 53.84; 5. Mandy Rambo, KG, 58.76.

400-meter dash 1. Kaila Warren, Blue Sky, 65.87; 2. Lindsey Danreuther, Big Sandy, 66.82; 3. Kile Patrick, Blue Sky, 70.12; 4. Linda Givens, Big Sandy, 70.72; 5. Kim Patrick, Blue Sky, 71.90; 6. Mandy Rambo, KG, 75.29.

 

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