BILLINGS – Paul and Cade Johnstone combined to win four individual events, and anchored Forsyth’s winning 4×400 relay team Thursday to help the Dogies to a co-Southern B divisional track and field championship at the Laurel Sports Complex.
Paul Johnstone swept the long jump and triple jump crowns, including a new personal record of 44 feet, 0.75 inches in the latter. He is only the third Montanan to eclipse 44 feet this season.
Paul also won the 800-meter title with a new PR of 2:01.09, the top Class B time in the state in 2017.
Cade Johnstone won the 400-meter title in 51.37 seconds. Cade owns Class B’s top 400 time this season, as one of only six runners to run below 50 seconds. He also finished fourth in the 100 meters, while Paul added a second-place finish in the 200 meters.
The two combined to score 52 individual points, plus 11 more team points as part of the relays. Forsyth scored 74 total, tied with Townsend for the top spot. Bryant Edgerton swept the 1,600- and 3,200-meter races for the Bulldogs, who scored 60 of their points between the four distance events.
Baker’s Cleet Wrzesinski, meanwhile, swept both hurdles races and also added a win in the 200 meters. Wrzesinski ran a 14.75-second PR in the 110 hurdles, and won the 300 hurdles in 39.9 seconds. He also finished second in the 100 meters to defending Class B champion Lane Sumner of Huntley Project.
Nobody scored more individual points, however, than Wrzesinski’s sister Wrenzi. The sophomore won four individual events – the 100m, 200m, 100 hurdles, and 300 hurdles. Wrzesinski owns Class B’s top time in the 100 meters and 100 hurdles, and is second in the other two events.
She will also compete on both of Baker’s relay teams at the State B meet in Butte next weekend, her first state appearance.
Wrzesinski helped Baker to 89 team points, second only to Huntley Project’s 99. Hailey Poole won the javelin and shot put titles, while freshman sister Emily won the discus crown. They finished 1-2 in each event. Freshman Kamille Reynolds also starred, with a win in the triple jump and third-place finishes in the 100 and 200 meter runs.
Manhattan’s Alexa Arthun was the only other multiple winner, taking both the pole vault and long jump titles.