Cowboys and Cowgirls track and field battle in Sidney

Derrick Calhoun Star Staff Writer
Monday, April 26, 2021

The Custer County District High School Cowboys and Cowgirls track and field team’s battled hard over the weekend at the Sidney Invitational, in Sidney.

The Cowboys finished in sixth out of 17 teams and the Cowgirls finished eleventh out of 16 teams. Dawson, Fergus and Sidney made up the top three of the boys competition and Fergus, Plentywood and Sidney made up the top three of the girls.

For the Cowboys, the 4x400-meter relay team of Carson Hunter, Zander Williams, Mason Cooper, and Gage Gunther finished in first place. This event, according to Head Coach John Edwards, is their top team event. The Cowboys 4x100-meter relay team of Hunter, Cooper, Brody Landrum and Carson Green took second place.

In the running events the Cowboys top finishers included Green with a fifth place finish in the 200-meter sprint; Hunter and Gunther finishing fourth and sixth respectively in the 400-meter run; Gunther finishing sixth in the 800-meter run; and Jack Layton and Maverick Niece finishing third and sixth respectively in the 3200-meter run.

Green (200-meter), Hunter (400-meter), Gunther (400-meter and 600-meter) and Layton (3200-meter) all ran personal best times at the meet for their finishes.

Senior Jesse Chapweske took sixth place in the shot put and senior Anthony Ray tied for sixth place in the pole vault.

The Cowgirls 4x400-meter relay team of Bailey Nowicki, Alora Baker, Veronica Turck and Isabelle Walley took third place at the invite.

The Cowgirls top finishers in the running events included Turck with a third place finished in the 400-meter run and a seventh place finish in the 800-meter run; Walley and Ellie Brown with seventh and eighth place finishes respectively in the 1600- meter run and third and fourth place finishes respectively in the 3200-meter run; Nowicki with a fifth place finish in the 100-meter hurdles; and Alora Baker with a ninth place finish in the 300-meter hurdles.

Turck (400-meter and 800-meter), Walley (1600-meter and 3200-meter), Brown (1600-meter and 3200-meter), Nowicki (100-meter hurdles), and Baker (300-meter hurdles) all had personal best times for their finishes.

Senior Haley Harding had a season best distance for a fifth place finish in the javelin, Baker finished tied for fourth in the high jump, and Kya Gilmore finished ninth in the pole vault.

The Cowboys and Cowgirls track and field teams are back in action on Saturday at the Glendive Elk’s Invitational.

(Contact Derrick Calhoun at mcsportsreporter@gmail.com or at 406-234-0450.)

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