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Time Has Flown By Faster


It’s hard to believe the District 3C Track and Field Meet featuring high school athletes from Daniels, Phillips and Valley counties is just over one week away from happening at Lowry Field in Wolf Point.

Believe it!

The Scobey-Opheim Spartans blasted off the starting line in Glasgow April 1 with meets following in Glendive (Wibaux Invite), Wolf Point, Sidney, Glendive again and Glasgow again this past Tuesday with the 36th annual Top 10 Meet at Scottie Field. The Spartans conclude the regular season this weekend with meets on back-toback days: Friday, May 7, at the Gene Nelson Memorial Meet in Wolf Point starting at 12 p.m. and the 23rd annual Jean Dreikosen Memorial Meet in Glasgow Saturday, May 8, beginning at 9:30 p.m. The postseason begins in Wolf Point Saturday, May 15, at 9 a.m. with the District 3C Meet, which will be held in conjunction with the District 2B Meet. Everything seems to be happening faster than a Jayme Larson 800-meter run and a Steve Heberly 100-meter dash, who are record holders at the Top 10!

That’s where 17 Spartans found themselves competing earlier this week in Glasgow, where the top 10 times and distances in northeast Montana congregated — draw a line from Havre to Baker and the top 10 times and distances north of it were invited to Glasgow for the 38th annual. Representing the Spartan girls were Kinsey Anderson, Kasslyn Baldry, Mia Handran, Karys Lamb, Taylor Leischner, Gracee Lekvold and Carrie Taylor (Opheim). The Scobey/ Opheim boys earning the nod to compete in the prestigious Top 10 were Bo Anderson (Opheim), J.P. Braut, Masen Green, Josh Hammerly, Hudson Kjos, Reagan Machart, Devon Southland, Jayce Tande, Cole Taylor (Opheim) and Zak Traeholt.

Since there was no Montana prep track and field season in 2020 due to health concerns, one has to go back to the 2019 season to find out who the defending 3C champs are: it is the Scobey girls and Scobey boys. The defending East C Divisional champs from 2019 are the MonDak girls and Richey-Lambert boys with both Scobey squads placing second. As far as the defending State C champions go, it’s the Seeley-Swan girls and Scobey boys.

Here are the results of the top six who scored points plus a look at all the Scobey-Opheim results from last week’s meet in Glendive:

61st ANNUAL ELKS MEET Saturday, May 1 Oakland Athletic Complex at Perham Field Glendive, Montana GIRLS Team scores — Fergus County (Lewistown) 102, Billings Central Catholic 63, Dawson County (Glendive) 58, Havre 58, Hardin 45, Scobey 43, Circle 29, Savage 26, Baker 25, Sidney 21, Richardton-Taylor N.D. 21, Custer County (Miles City) 15, Richey-Lambert 9, Nashua 5, Lockwood (Billings) 4, Wibaux County (Wibaux) 3.

100 (field of 43) — Kellan Wahl, BC, 12.75; Brooke Reuter, Sav, 12.80; Skylar Crow, R-T, 13.03; Ashlyn, Lutts, Bak, 13.2...