Track

The next two weeks seem a bit like a marathon for the Choteau High School track team.

The team is on road to the Great Falls “Under the Lights” meet on April 12, at the Cut Bank Quad on Thursday, April 15, and at home on Saturday, April 17, for the annual Choteau Acantha Meet, Coach Callee Peebles said. “Not long after, Choteau plays host again at our Twilight Meet on Thursday, April 22,” she added.

Coach Peebles is hoping the weather, which is predicted to have showers off and on, holds out at least during the meet times.

The Choteau Acantha meet will begin at 9 a.m. with field events and 10 a.m. running events. Team scores will be kept and medallions awarded to the top three placers in each event and ribbons to the fourth-sixth placers in each event.

Currently, the Teton County Health Department is allowing the high school to permit fans who wish to attend, Peebles said. Masks will be required for spectators and athletes who are not competing or warming up. Fans are reminded to maintain social distance while attending.

“We could always use a few extra adult helpers for field events and are short two timers currently,” Peebles said. Those interested in helping should call Choteau High School at 406-466-5303.

The track and field team competed on April 10 in the Havre Lions meet.

Despite severe wind and cold conditions in Havre, the Bulldog track and field team found some success on the road in Havre amidst large competition, posting several PR (personal record) marks and top 10 placings. “At this point in the season, we look at each meet as another chance to get the training needed to peak at the right time,” Peebles said.

Peebles said on the guys’ side, they hit 19 PRs with just nine athletes competing. Junior Carter Morgan placed fifth out of 84 sprinters in the 100-meter event with a PR, also running on the sixth-place 4x400 meter relay team. Sophomore Landon Jamison placed 10th in the 1,600-meter race with a PR, also hitting a PR in the long jump.

Junior Jacob Major placed sixth in the 3,200 with a PR, also earning a PR in the shot put. Other athletes competing and earning at least one PR were juniors Jeffery Colesworthy, Jared Selander and Blake Gunderson, sophomores Derek Brownell and Weylin Johnson and freshman Roan Stott, said Peebles.

For the girls, sophomore Ada Bieler led the way with a win and PR in the 1,600, a second-place finish with a PR in the 800 and running a leg on both relay teams. Senior Elsah Bechtold, in her first time competing in this event in her high school career, earned a third-place finish in the javelin out of 57 competitors. Senior Emma Jamison shaved nearly 20 seconds off her 3,200 time and earned a PR in the shot put, a new event for her this year.

Senior Liberty LaValley also earned a PR in the shot put, made improvements in her other events (long jump and 100-meter hurdles). “She also stepped up for a teammate by hopping into the 4x400 relay at the end of the track meet willingly,” Peebles said.

Junior Amy McKenzie hit a PR in the 200 and shaved two seconds off her 100-meter hurdle time.

Also competing and making improvements were senior Ellie Lee (sixth place 4x100 relay), and junior Emma Gunderson (sixth place 4x100 relay, 800 and season-best high jump mark).

Junior thrower Sadie Grove sat out this meet due to a back strain that she is working hard to heal. “She aims to be back at it this week,” Peebles said.

STATISTICS

Havre meet

Boys team scores: 1. Fort Benton 131, 2. Fergus 61, 3. Havre 55.5, 4. Malta 47, 5. Hobson-Moore-Judith Gap 39, 6. Hinsdale 36, 7. Browning 35, 8. Conrad 23, 9. Great Falls Central Catholic 21, 10. Harlem 16, 11. Whitewater 14, 11. Hays Lodge Pole 14, 13. Shelby 9, 13. Chester-Joplin-Inverness 9, 15. North Star 7, 16. Big Sandy 3.5, 17. Choteau 3, 18. Saco 2, 19. Chinook 1.

100: 5. Carter Morgan, 11.3; 14. Jeffery Colesworthy, 12.0; 53. Weylin Johnson, 12.8; 58. Derek Brownell, 12.9.

200: 21. Colesworthy, 25.4; 38. W. Johnson, 27.0; 41. Brownell, 27.3; 49. Roan Stott, 30.6.

400: 19. Jared Selander, 1:03; 34. Roan Stott, 1:14.

1600: 9. Landon Jamison, 5:31.

3200: 6. Jacob Major, 15:40.

4x100 relay: 11. (Colesworthy, Morgan, Selander, Jamison), 52.8.

4x400 relay: 6. (Morgan, Colesworthy, Selander, Brownell), 4:11.

Shot put: 47. Major, 29.3; 48. Selander, 29-3; 50. Johnson, 29; 52. Blake Gunderson, 28-11.

Discus: 40. Gunderson, 76-1; 60. Major, 54-1

Javelin: 18. Morgan, 100-4; 60. Gunderson, 71-1.

Long jump: 22. Morgan, 16-11; 37. Jamison, 15-1; 45. Brownell, 14-6.

Triple jump: 18. Stott, 29-1.

Girls team results: 1. Fergus 69.5, 2. Fort Benton 65.5, 3. Whitewater 47, 4. Conrad 42.67, 5. Havre 41.5, 6. Saco 38, 7. Malta 35, 8. Hinsdale 30.5, 9. Choteau 22, 9. Great Falls Central Catholic 22, 11. Chinook 20, 12. Harlem 14, 13. Turner 13, 14. North Star 10, 15. Big Sandy 9, 16. Browning 6, 16. Hobson-Moore-Judith Gap 6, 18. Chester-Joplin-Inverness 0.33,

100: 10. Elsah Bechtold, 13.6.

200: 24. Amy McKenzie, 31.7.

800: 2. Ada Bieler, 2:40; 8. Emma Gunderson, 2:52.

1600: 1. Bieler, 5:52.

3200: 7. Emma Jamison, 18:12.

100 hurdles: 19. McKenzie, 20.2; 26. Liberty LaValley, 21.9;

4x100 relay: 6. (Gunderson, Bieler, Ellie Lee, Bechtold), 57.3.

4x400 relay: 4. (Gunderson, Lee, Bieler, Bechtold), 5:11.

Shot put: 33. Jamison, 22-11; 35. LaValley, 21-7.

Javelin: 3. Bechtold, 98-8.

High jump: 8. Gunderson, 4-4; 15. Lee, 4-0.

Long jump: 22. Bechtold, 12-3; 48. LaValley, 9-10.

Triple jump: 11. Bieler, 29-6.