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Glasgow boys, girls dominate District 2B track and field invite

Posted at 8:51 PM, May 12, 2018

GLASGOW — Home turf proved beneficial on Saturday at the District 2B track and field invitational, as the Glasgow Scotties won a combined 20 of 34 events to run away with the boys and girls team titles.

The Glasgow boys won 11 of 17 events, including seven of 10 on the track and four of seven in the field, racking up an astounding 254 points to earn the team championship. Malta finished second with 132, while Wolf Point placed third with 70.

Sophomore Tyler Fitzsimmons swept the sprints, winning the 100-meter dash in a season-best time of 11.94 seconds. His 23.83 in the 200 was a personal best and also earned a first-place finish.

Junior runner Ellis McKean won all three distance events, including a 2:09.73 in the 800-meter run. McKean ranks in the top 10 in both the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs and won both Saturday, crossing the finish line in 4:46.22 and 10:23.12, respectively. Glasgow sophomore Wilson Overby finished runner-up in the 3,200 and third in the 1,600, while the Scotties added four other podium finishes in the runs — Alec Boland, Jeremiah McCoy and Colton Pewitt in the 800, and Merlin McKean in the 1,600 and 3,200.

Cody Cronmiller (43.51) and Garrett Lloyd (47.28) placed first and second in the 300-meter hurdles, setting personal records in the race. The Scotties also swept the throws, with Brett Glaser winning the shot put (43 feet, 9 1/2 inches), Ben Miller winning the discus (121 feet) and Chevy Boos taking the javelin title (139-07).

Glaser also won the triple jump with a season-best mark of 42-04.

Malta freshman Cormac Benn edged Wolf Point’s Marques White Horse by an inch in the long jump, reaching 19-04 1/4, while also winning the high jump, clearing 5-08. The Wolves’ Logan Heser set a PR in the pole vault to win at 12 feet, 3 inches.

Malta won both boys relays, while Harlem senior Damian Schuhmacher clocked an 18.7 to win the 110-meter high hurdles.

The Glasgow girls won nine individual events, with senior Baylie Chappell winning the 100 and 200 in 12.75 and 26.94, respectively, while also placing runner-up in the 400. Emily Kolstad’s 1:01.18 edged Chappell’s 1:01.76.

Kolstad also added a win in the 800, clocking a season-best time of 2:32.83.

Junior Alaina Sallee added a win for the Scotties in the 300 hurdles, finishing in a personal-best 51.27. Riley Noser’s 32-09 3/4 in the shot put was good for first place, as was Kaylee King’s 4-09 in the high jump and Katie Kaiser’s 9-foot clearance in the pole vault.

Chappell and Kolstad joined Anika Peters and Keely Fossum in winning the 400-meter relay in 53.1.

Runner-up Malta was led by freshman Erica Smith’s wins in the long jump (15-03 1/2) and triple jump (33-03 3/4) and second-place efforts in the 100 (13.346), 200 (28.28) and high jump (4-08).

Sophomore Kelbee Denham won the 100 hurdles in 19.38, with teammate and fellow sophomore Jillian O’Brien second at 19.41. Malta added a win in the long relay, as well as Kyleigh Schipman’s 113-02 mark in the javelin.

Harlem sophomore L’Tia Lawrence won the 1,600 and 3,200 in 5:43.17 and 12:54.49, respectively.

For complete results from the District 2B meet, please click here.