BILLINGS – Good weather led to good marks at the Billings Track & Field Invite Saturday afternoon.
Two Billings Senior stars set meet records to lead the field. Tiahna Vladic opened the day with an 11:08.64 time to set the 3200 meters mark. Gabe Sulser followed that later with a record in the 110 hurdles in 14.46.
Sulser also ran the anchor leg on Senior’s winning 4×100 relay team, but couldn’t make it three wins in the 100 meters as Forsyth’s Cade Johnstone edged him, 11.23 to 11.31.
Cade and twin brother Paul combined to win four events on the day – Cade added a victory in the 400 meters, while Paul won the 800 and the triple jump. They led Forsyth to a third place team finish with 56 points, the highest ranking non-Class AA team.
Laurel’s Levi Taylor was also a multiple-event winner, taking the 1600 and 3200 meter titles. Sidney’s Carter Hughes won the shot put and discus crowns, while older brother Garrison cleared 16 feet to win the pole vault title. Hughes – the two-time defending State A champion – attempted to set the all-time Montana record of 16’8″, but couldn’t clear it in three attempts.
West edged Senior by the slimmest margins to win the team title, 106.5 points to 106.
Senior’s girls flipped the script, winning their team title with 122 points over West’s 99, but it was Skyview with the only Class AA multiple winner. Sprinter Breanne Fuller won both the 100 and 200 meter races, albeit without favorite Maddie Brockel in either race.
Huntley Project’s Emily Poole was the only other girls multi-champion. Poole won the discus and javelin events, and placed fourth in shot put.