LEWISTOWN — The Belt boys and girls swept the District 8C track meet at Golden Eagle Stadium on Friday, continuing a dominant tradition at the district level.
The Belt boys tallied 147 points, running away from runner-up Denton-Geyser-Stanford by 57 points, while the Husky girls reached 119 points. Winnett-Grass Range was second with 96.
The Belt boys won only four events, highlighted by all-state multi-sport athlete Keagan Stroop’s wins in the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs. Stroop ran 5:02.02 and 10:57.48 in the 1,600 and 3,200, respectively, to earn 20 individual points. He also placed second in the 800, clocking a 2:14.37 on a soggy day.
Hunter Vogl added a win in the 110-meter high hurdles, running a 16.95. Vogl earned second-place honors in the 300 hurdles in a time of 44.18. Stroop and Vogl joined Kaimen Evans and Robbie Flinn in winning the 4×400-meter relay.
Flinn’s discus throw of 112 feet, 3 inches earned a district title and was also a personal best for the senior.
Riley Donaldson helped pace Denton-Geyser-Stanford to the runner-up team finish, after winning the high jump (5-08) and triple jump (37-08 1/4). DGS senior Kordell Carpenter earned wins in the 200 (24.77), 400 (54.8) and 800 (2:01.87) for 30 of the Bearcats’ 90 points.
In the girls meet, Winnett-Grass Range sophomore Zoe Delaney continued her spectacular season, winning three individual events on the day. Delaney owns Class C’s fastest 200-meter dash time, sits No. 2 in the 400 and is ranked third in the 100. She won all three of the events at the District 8C meet, running 13.09, 28.06 and 1:00.69.
But Belt earned key points in the distance races, with sophomore Shelby Paulson winning the 800 (2:42.88) and fellow sophomore Kolby Pimperton winning the 3,200 in 13:17.45. Pimperton placed second in the 1,600, finishing behind Centerville’s Shaylyn Dilley (6:13.85).
The Huskies picked up 18 points from sophomore Brooke Schraner in the hurdles, winning the 100-meter hurdles and placing second in the 300 hurdles. Junior Morgan Cooper won the triple jump (30-04) and high jump (4-10), while Dani Urick’s 105-02 won the javelin title.
Moore’s Sierra Durbin, the lone female athlete on the Bulldogs’ track team, won the 300 hurdles in 50.56. She also finished second in the 400 and 800 for 26 total points.
Geraldine senior Shyanne Clark won the shot put with a toss of 35-09 3/4, moving to No. 3 this season in Class C.
Athletes will compete in the Northern C divisional meet on next Thursday at Memorial Stadium in Great Falls. The State AA and C track meets will also be held in the Electric City, beginning May 25.
To view complete results from the District 8C track and field invitational, please click here.