After frigid temperatures and heavy precipitation, the high school track season got up to full speed in the last week. With the warmer weather came tremendous marks on both the track and the field.
- Billings Skyview’s Julius Mims appears to have what it takes to challenge Helena High’s Trey Tintinger in the high jump. Mims lept 6-feet 7-inches to rank him No. 2 in the state.
- Montana Grizzlies football commit Gabe Sulser showed the blazing speed that made him a prized recruit. Sulser set the meet record at the Billings Invite in the 110-meter hurdles, finishing in 14.46. The Class AA record (14.21) is in sight for Sulser.
- The top of Class B in the boys 100-meter dash is loaded. There are now six athletes within .2 seconds of each other, led by Fairfield’s Dawson Allen and Forsyth’s Cade Johnstone, who both ran 11.23.
- Hunter Nicholson, the Class AA defending state champion in the triple jump, looks poised to defend his title. The Kalispell Glacier product lept a state best 45-00.
- Helena Capital’s Justin Jenks is in strong position to improve upon his impressive 2017 Class AA state meet. Jenks leads the state in the shot put, and this weekend added a 170-02 throw in the discus to grab the Class AA lead.
- Breanne Fuller of Billings Skyview showed her jets over the weekend. Fuller set a state best time in the 100-meter dash, finishing in 12.67. Fuller also qualified in the 200-meter dash.
- Class AA defending champion in the 800, 1,600, and 3,200-meter runs Annie Hill put herself in the driver’s seat early in the season. The Kalispell Glacier standout grabbed state best times in the 800 and 1,600.
- Defending Class C high jump and triple jump champion Jourdain Klein made her season debut over the weekend. The Ennis native lept a Class C best 34-07 in the triple jump. Charlo freshman Carlee Fryberger jumped an impressive 34-00, qualifying for the Class C state meet as well.
- Two Bozeman jumpers had huge weekend marks. High jumper Lucy Corbett has her sights set on the all class high jump record (5-09 1/2). Corbett jumped 5-07 to grab a sizeable lead over the rest of the state. Long jumper Delaney Bahn became the first girl over 18-feet in the long jump this season. Bahn leads the state after her jump of 18-08.