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Preview: Class C district track and field meets

Posted at 1:23 PM, May 09, 2018

Class C has already begun its track and field postseason with District 2C holding its district meet in Lambert on Tuesday. District meets continue throughout the weekend, with District 9C next on the docket on Wednesday.

Below are quick breakdowns highlighting some of the top teams and athletes from each Class C district meet around the state.

District 3C, May 12 in Glasgow

• Scobey’s boys look to be the favorite for the District 3C team title. CJ Nelson is No. 2 in Class C javelin, while Ethan Anderson is No. 4 in the triple jump. Riley Linder leads Class C in the 300-meter hurdles, is third in the 110-meter hurdles, and is part of Scobey’s 400-meter relay team that is ranked No. 2 in Class C.
• Nashua’s Taylor Laumeyer is among the top-five girls in Class C in all three throws. Laumeyer is No. 5 in the javelin, No. 4 in discus, and No. 2 in shot put.

District 4C, May 10 in Baker

• Between Noah Bouchard and Brody Grebe, Melstone will be able to pile up the points in the field. Bouchard ranks No. 2 in Class C in the high jump, while Grebe owns the classifications best triple jump at 44 feet, 2 inches, which he set during the season’s opening meet.
• Broadus junior Kiarah Coulter currently is No. 7 in the Class C long jump and No. 13 in the javelin. Wibaux’s Toni Schieffer ranks No. 4 in the javelin after finishing third in last year’s state meet.

District 6C, May 11 in Laurel

• Park City’s Connor McNeil currently holds Class C’s top spot in the javelin, but Broadview-Lavina’s Morgan Harmon isn’t far behind, ranking No. 4. Roberts senior Alex Kosel, who placed first in the high jump, second in the long jump, and third in the triple jump at last year’s state meet, enters as Class C’s leader in long jump and high jump, and is No. 2 in triple jump.
• Park City’s Brittany Frank enters as the Class C leader in the javelin. In the discus, Frank will see competition from Harlowton’s Prusek Lea and Broadview-Lavina’s Chloe Hanser.

District 8C, May 11 in Lewistown

• Denton-Geyser-Stanford’s Kordell Carpenter enters as the Class C leader in the 800-meter run. At last year’s state meet Carpenter fell at the finish line allowing Turner’s Eddie Harmon to pass him. Harmon is currently No. 2 in Class C.
• Between Judith Gap’s Sierra Stahl and Geraldine’s Shyanne Clark, the discus will feature two of the top six throwers in Class C. Winnett-Grass Range sophomore sensation Zoe Delaney currently sits No. 3 in the 100, No. 1 in the 200, and No. 2 in the 400.

District 9C, May 9 in Havre

• While Eddie Harmon is No. 2 in the 800, the senior is also No. 9 in the 100-meter dash. North Star owns the Nos. 10 and 11 times in Dylan Miller and Devon Miller. Harmon and Dylan Miller are also Nos. 1 and 2 in the 200-meter dash.
• Fort Benton’s Leah Gannon and Maddy Thompson rank Nos. 1 and 2 in the girls long jump, while teammate Nicole Axtman has the top triple jump in Class C. Gannon and teammates Aspen Geise and McKenzie Clark rank Nos. 3, 4 and 5 in the 800, only behind the top-two finishers in the event last season – Alex Veltkamp of Manhattan Christian and Kinley Peterson of Westby-Grenora.

District 10C, May 12 in Great Falls

• Class C’s shot put leader Noah Ambuehl of Great Falls Central is the only athlete in Class C to cross the 50-foot threshold in the event. Augusta’s Ezra Boles sits No. 10 in shot put and is tied for fifth in discus.

District 11C, May 12 in Bozeman

• Manhattan Christian senior Lincoln Young currently owns the top pole vault mark in Class C. Young’s height of 15 feet has him on the cusp of the Class C record of 15-01 set in 2001 by Arlee’s Rafe Espinoza.
• Manhattan Christian’s Alex Veltkamp won a pair of state titles in the 400 and 800 last year. Veltkamp currently sits No. 3 in the 400, behind Zoe Delaney of Winnett-Grass Range and Kinley Peterson of Westby-Grenora, and No. 2 in the 800 behind only Peterson. Veltkamp also won the 800 at the 2016 Class C state track and field meet.

District 12C, May 12 in Bozeman

• Ennis’ Corbin Wood currently sits No. 2 in Class C in the 100, No. 4 in the 200, No. 3 in the long jump, and is tied for third in the high jump. The Ennis relay team also ranks No. 8 in Class C. The Mustangs have won the past three Class C state track and field championships.
• Ennis junior Jourdain Klein is the defending state champion in both the high jump and the triple jump. However, Drummond’s Morgan Radtke sits just ahead of Klein in the triple jump, and is No. 2 behind Klein in the high jump. Twin Bridges’ Kailee Oliverson is No. 4 in the high jump, while she is also No. 2 in the 300-meter hurdles.

District 13C, May 11-12 in Missoula

• Seeley-Swan’s boys will look to overwhelm the rest of the competition on the track. Logan Robinson and Dakota Wood rank Nos. 3 and 5, respectively, in the 100. Hunter Shelmerdine is No. 4 in the 400. The Blackhawks also own the top times in both the 400- and 1,600-meter relays.
• Seeley-Swan sophomore Terra Bertsch is tied for second in Class C in the high jump, while freshman Klaire Kovatch is No. 2 in the discus. Alberton-Superior’s Hailey Kelly is No. 3 in the javelin.

District 14C, May 11-12 in Missoula

• St. Regis sophomore Ian Farris owns the top 100 time in Class C at 11.31 seconds. The Charlo relay teams sit at No. 4 in the 400-meter relay and No. 6 in the 1,600. Plains’ Brandon Managhan is No. 5 in both the long jump and triple jump.
• Charlo’s Kaitlin Cox and Carlee Fryberger sit at Nos. 4 and 5, respectively, in the triple jump. Fryberger, a freshman, is also sixth in the 100. Teammate Tyrah Hammond owns the fastest 100 time in Class C this season at 12.66. Plains’ Jessica Thompson is the Class C leader in both the shot put and discus, and she currently sits second in the javelin.