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Belgrade and Manhattan track battle during opening meet

Posted at 11:24 PM, Apr 13, 2018

BELGRADE – Snow couldn’t cancel track as four teams competed at Belgrade High School. But it was a back and forth between the Panthers and Manhattan’s track and field teams during their opening meet on Friday afternoon.

In the girls 3200-meter race, Tigers senior Hannah Madsen blew the doors off the field winning by over half a track and posting a time of 12 minutes, 11 seconds. The time automatically qualifies her for the Class B state track and field meet.

Belgrade came right back in boys 110-meter hurdles as Panther Alex Turner posted a 20.31 to top the field. But not to be outdone, in the girls 100-meter hurdles just minutes after, Olleca Severson of Manhattan put together an 18.84 run to claim first. Following that performance was Tiger Tracer Stone in the 100-meter dash winning in 11.54.

Belgrade would get back in the winners circle as Dalani Brayton crossed the finish line first in the 100 in 13.20.

Manhattan is back in action on Tuesday with a meet in Livingston, but windy weather conditions are threatening to cancel yet another track meet this year. Belgrade is hosting a giant jamboree featuring over 20 teams next Saturday Apr. 21.