GLENDIVE — Laurel and Billings Central’s boys teams are deadlocked after Day 1 of the combined Eastern/Central A divisional track and field meet in Glendive, while Laurel’s girls have a slim lead over Miles City and Belgrade.
Only six events were ran on Friday afternoon, but Laurel and Billings Central have scored 21 points, while third-place Lewistown racked up 19. Levi Taylor continues to impress this season. Taylor won the 1,600-meter run in 4 minutes, 24.82 seconds, and he currently holds the top time in Class A this season.
Other placers for Laurel include Logan Kennedy, Kane Hillis, and Ely Kraft, who finished fourth, fifth and sixth in the javelin. Ethan Renner’s fourth-place finish in the long jump wrapped up the scoring for the Locomotives.
Billings Central took the top two spots in the javelin, led by Ben Voss, who won with a toss of 171 feet, 1 inch. Tyler Gray finished second with a throw of 169 feet. Joe Byorth finished fifth in the long jump, and Dane McCalla finished sixth in the 1,600.
Laurel’s girls did not have any individual winners on Day 1, but their depth pushed them to the front of the team race. In the long jump, Gracey Willis finished second, Sabrina Wolcott third, and Taylor Noble fourth, racking up 18 points in the event alone. Freshman Grace Timm finished second in the 3,200-meter run, fourth in the 800-meter run, and sixth in the 400-meter dash.
Miles City got victories from Heather Baker in the 800 (2:22.46) and Morgan Vosler in the 3,200 (11:33.79). Belgrade freshman Bella Pacheco won the 400 in 1:00.21, while senior Alysa Henry won the long jump with a leap of 16-09.
For full results of Day 1 of the Eastern A/Central A divisional track and field meet click here.