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Spartan JH Teams Compete Well In Season Opener


The Scobey and Lustre junior high track and field teams realized their first meet of the season at the Sidney Middle School Invitational held Saturday, April 6.

When combining the seventh and eighth grade scores in a field of 24 teams (28 schools) the Scobey Lady Spartans were the champions with 129 points with Washington (Glendive) the runnersup at 103.5 and Washington (Miles City) third with 89 points. If just going by grades the Scobey eighth-grade girls dominated with 94 points followed by Williston in a distant second with 43 and Trenton third with 40. If going solo the Scobey seventh graders would have finished in sixth with 35 points, a little over halfway back of Wa-Glen, which tallied 78.5.

For the Scobey boys, when combining the two grades, they earned a solid showing of fourth place with 85 points, with Wa-Glen on top with 231 points followed by Williston at 173 and Wa-MC with 128. When separating the seventh- and eighth-grade boys, Washington (Glendive) would have won the grade-7 competition with 145 points followed by Williston (86) and Scobey (60). As for the eighth-grade boys, if competing solo, the winner would have been Williston with 87 points followed ohso-closely by Wa-Glen at 86 and Wa-MC 84 with Scobey in fourth with 25.

Looking at some individual winners for Scobey, in order they appeared on the result’s list: seventh graders Quinn Axtman and Lana Mason both won the 100-meter dashes; seventh grader Reid Cromwell took the 800 by a 7.24-second margin and the 1600 (one mile) by a 5.69-second gap; eighth grader McKenna Nieskens won the 400-meter dash by a 4.42-second lead; eighth-grader Nicole Rush captured the 100-meter hurdles by a 20.28-to-20.49 difference against Circle-Redwater’s Briel Voss; the seventh-grade girls of Halle Cromwell, Emery Rouse, Ayla Rush and Lana Mason won the 4x100 relay by 47-hundreds of a second over the Lady Mustangs of Jordan; the eighth-grade girls of Emerson Fladager, Chloe Handran, Ava Stentoft and Nieskens took the 4x100 relay by 64-hundreds of a second over Wa-MC; the eighth-grade girls of Handran, N. Rush, Rouse and Nieskens captured the 4x400 relay by a wide margin 19.07 seconds; Ava Stentoft flung the 6-pound shot put 29 feet and 5 inch es, which was 2 feet and 9 inches farther than the runnersup distance plus she also captured first in the dis cus, winning it by a 4-foot, 7-inch gap; Halle Cromwell won the triple jump with a leap of 28 feet and 7.5

inches; the aforementioned Handran placed first in the triple jump by a 2-foot, 3.5inch difference.

The junior high Spartans are coached by Scott McGowan and Kaitlin (nee: Farver) Switzer.

Here is a look at all of the first-place finishers plus all of the results of the Scobey School and Lustre School athletes:

SIDNEY MIDDLE SCHOOL TRACK & FIELD INVITATIONAL Swanson Field at Lowman-Walton Sports Complex Sidney, Montana Saturday, April 6, 2024 GIRLS Te...