Cowboys, Cowgirls clean up in tune-up for divisionals

By Star Staff

(Editor’s Note: This is a corrected version of a story that appeared in Monday’s Star. The results listed in Monday’s story were the top 10 leaders in Class A after a previous track meet, not the results from Friday’s Jockstop Twilight Invitational in Glendive. The team scores in Monday’s story were correct.)

The regular season came to an end for the Montana Eastern A Conference track and field teams on Friday.

For the Custer County District High School Cowboys, the Jockstop Twilight Invitational in Glendive was a good test going into this week’s Eastern A Divisional, also at Glendive. The competition begins at 4 p.m. Friday and continues Saturday morning.

Likewise for the CCDHS Cowgirls, who had several bright moments, especially in the distance races and relays.

The Cowboys won the team title, led by speedster Kip Krebsbach, who took first in the 100-meter dash in 11.21 seconds and the 200-meter dash in 22.99. He also ran a leg on the runner-up 4x100 relay team with Jess Bellows, Aidan Barrows and Keith Vanderlaan. They were timed in 44.49 seconds.

Bellows won the high jump with a personal-best 6-4 effort. He also was part of the second-place 4x400 relay squad, teaming with Kaden Stradley, Dayron Johnson and Barrows for a time of 3:33.98.

Stradley won the 300-meter hurdles in 40.85 seconds. Barrows was fourth in 42.86, Nate Bundy was fifth in 43.27, and Logan Peila was sixth in 43.95.

Other firsts for the Cowboys were notched by Johnson with a leap of 20-2.75 in the long jump and Steven Ray with a 41-7.50 in the triple jump. Ray was second in the long jump at 19-3.25 and two teammates also placed in the triple jump — Peila, third in 38-9.75 and Tristan Hirsch sixth at 37-03.

Other Cowboys in the top six included Quest Savery, second in the javelin at 141-11; Cameron Muri, sixth in the javelin at 134-06; Shawn Beeler, third in the discus at 142-04; Hirsch, Tanner Wheat, Savery and Muri, sixth in the 4x400 relay in 3:51.35; Johnson, Peila, Bundy and Hirsch fifth in the 4x100 relay in 4.03; Alex Mitchell, fifth in the 3200-meter run in 10:34.03; Zach Austin, sixth in the 3200 in 10:44.07; Chase Drange, second in the 800-meter run in 2:04.23; and Johnson, third in the 400-meter dash in 54.99. Peila was second in the 110-meter hurdles in 16.69, while Stradley was fourth in 17.18, Barrows was fifth in 17.32 and Bundy was sixth in 18.05.

The Cowgirls placed fourth as a team, but had victories from Heather Baker with a 1:01.44 personal best in the 400-meter dash; from Morgan Vosler with an 11:28.94 effort in the 3200-meter run; and the 4x400 relay team of Baker, McKenna Friend, Dezi Chamberln and Vosler in 4:18.80.

Chamberlain was second in the triple jump at 33-8.75 and sixth in the long jump at 15-02. Kyra Oakland was second in the long jump at a personal best 15-11.5; Alyssa Shipp was fifth in the pole vault at 8-6; and Kaitlynn Stevens was second in the javelin at 106-4.

Charlie Vermeire, Jentry Dutton, Chamberlin and AnnaMarie Caruso placed sixth in the 4x400 relay at 5:10.97; Friend was second in the 300-meter hurdles in 47.68 and third in the 100-meter hurdles in 16.81; and Caruso was fifth in the 800-meter run in 2:40.85.

This weekend’s meet is the tuneup and final chance to qualify for the State Class A meet, slated for May 24-26 in Laurel.