Lady Spartans Hoping Top-3 Trend Remains Intact For One More Week
C. Taylor, T. Leischner Pump Up The Volume
Oops, they did it again.
The Scobey High School girls' track and field team successfully produced another big performance in the second-to-last meet of the season, becoming the runnersup at the East C Divisional Meet May 18 in Lambert.
The Lady Spartans posted 96 points, trailing the red-hot Plentywood Wildcats who accumulated 117.5, and 14 points ahead of the third-place Savage Warriors.
Excluding the seasonopening indoor meet in Williston, North Dakota, which they won by a very large margin, the Scobey girls have placed first in outdoor meets three times, second three times and third three times. In those nine competitions they scored 1,016.5 points, an average of 112.9 per meet.
Now they look to continue the trend of placing in the top three at the 52nd annual Class C Girls’ State Meet at the Laurel Sports Complex starting today (Thursday, May 25) and finishing Saturday, May 27.
Nine Lady Spartans are on the State C Meet roster, including: Opheim senior Carrie Taylor, juniors Kinsey Anderson and Mia Handran, sophomores Kaytie Aanstad, Mya Green, Kazee Trower and Mady Willis and freshmen Camrie Holum and Olivia Leininger.
The easiest way to determine who are the top girls’ teams heading into the season finale is to simply take a look at how the other three divisional meets played out. In the South C Divisional Meet the Roberts Rockets soared to the top with 113 points followed by the Harlowton- Ryegate-Judith Gap Engineers with 75, the Reed Point-Rapelje Renegades 70, Absarokee Huskies 60 and Powder River County (Broadus) Hawks 57. At the North Divisional Meet in Great Falls the Chinook Sugarbeeters were the winners with 45 points followed by the Highwood Mountaineers with 37 and Fort Benton Longhorns 33. At the West Divisional in Missoula, the Manhattan Christian Eagles took the girls’ title with 106 points followed by the Twin Bridges Falcons with 81, Drummond Trojans 55 and Superior Bobcats 45.
As for the Scobey boys, who in nine outdoor meets scored 570 points (63.3) for an average finish of sixth place, they finished seventh out of 14 teams at the East C gathering.
Seven Spartans are headed to Laurel to compete in the 68th annual Boys State Meet, including seniors Masen Green and Philip Haynes, juniors James Landles (of Opheim High School), Ty Leischner, Alex Moreno and Colton Rush and freshman Konner Oller.
As with the girls, the easiest way to figure out what teams could be the top contenders at the State C is to take a peek at the final standings of the other three divisional meets held last week.
The Park City Panthers won the South with 137 points followed by Powder River County with 100, Harlowton-Ryegate-Judith Gap 77 and the Melstone Broncs 73.
In the North Division the Track Results . . .
Belt Huskies won it with 57 points followed by the Cascade Badgers with 34 and North Star Knights 23.
At the West Division gathering in Missoula, Manhattan Christian won it with 141 points followed by the Darby Tigers with 46, Charlo Vikings 44, Valley Christian Eagles 41 and Ennis Mustangs 38.
The East C Divisional Meet in Lambert was originally scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m. with the shot put and the initial track event, the 100-meter dash, at 10 a.m. Air quality conditions changed that as smoke from forest fires north of the international border in Alberta and Briti...