GREAT FALLS — All 14 Class AA girls track teams were represented in Great Falls for the annual Optimist Invite, in what was a good preview of how the State AA meet in Bozeman might play out.


Annie Hill (TOM WYLIE/MTN Sports)

1. Great Falls High sprinter/hurdler Morgan Evans had an incredible day, winning the 100 meter dash, 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles to earn outstanding sprinter honors.

2. Annie Hill of Kalispell Glacier won both events she entered, placing first in the 800 and 1600 meter races. She was named the outstanding distance runner of the meet.

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3. Madi Arneson of Missoula Sentinel finished second in the shot put and improved upon her AA-leading discus mark with 130-feet, 4-inches to win the event.

Nikki Krueger (TOM WYLIE/MTN Sports)

4. Nikki Krueger of Kalispell Glacier set a PR in the shot put with a toss of 41-feet, 2-inches. It’s the only mark over 40 feet this season and leads the state by over four inches.

5. Billings West pole vaulter Katrina Terry broke her own school record of 11-feet, 8-inches by clearing 11-feet, 9-inches on her third attempt. She was unsuccessful in three attempts at 12-feet.

6. The Billings West relay team continues to dominate the 4×100 meter race. Anchored by Maddie Brockel, the Bears won in 49.51 seconds – the best mark in the state this year.

7. Bozeman sophomore Delaney Bahn had a successful day jumping – winning both the long jump (17-feet, 9.5 inches) and the high jump (5-feet, 3-inches) to earn outstanding jumper honors.

8. Billings Senior only won one individual event on Saturday (4×400 relay) but the Broncs took the team title anyway thanks to several high placers.


Delaney Bahn (TOM WYLIE/MTN Sports)

1) Billings Senior, 89.50
2) Bozeman, 81
3) Sentinel, 77
4) Glacier, 72
5) Billings West, 62
6) Helena Capital, 46
7) Great Falls, 41
8) Charles M Russell, 36.50
9) Butte, 35
10) Hellgate, 34
11) Helena, 32
12) Big Sky, 26
13) Flathead, 20
14) Billings Skyview, 11