SHORELINE, Wash. — Two weeks after winning individual state championships at Montana’s high school state track and field meets, Camila Noe, Annie Hill and Bryn Morley added top-three finishes at the national level on Friday.
Hill, the decorated Kalispell Glacier standout, earned a runner-up finish in the Brooks PR Invitational one mile invitational, finishing in 4 minutes, 46.87 seconds. Hill, who won Class AA state championships in the 800- and 1,600-meter runs in late May, finished one spot ahead of Bigfork star Morley. The Class B runner clocked a 4:47.31 for the third-place finish.
Hill finished her impressive prep career with 18 total medals on the track, six of them first-place finishes, as well as five runner-up efforts and four third-places. She also won cross country state championships as a freshman and sophomore.
Morley put a bow on her family’s running legacy, winning 11 total gold medals during her time with the Valkyries. She won individual titles in the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 last month, while also helping Bigfork to a state title in the 1,600-meter relay. She won three consecutive Class B cross country titles, finishing runner-up to her older sister, Makena, her freshman season.
The Morley family owns 33 Class B state track and field medals, an astounding 23 of them gold. Bryn and Makena combined for the seven cross country titles and one second-place finish.
Bozeman’s Noe also earned a fantastic finish at Friday’s Brooks PR, capturing second place in the two-mile invitational. Noe, Montana’s Class AA 3,200-meter run champion, ran a 9:54.95 on Friday, a half-second behind the winner. The time was 24 seconds better than her previous personal best, as Noe made a move in the final 200 meters to earn the runner-up finish.
Taryn O’Neill, who won the event in 9:54.40, is Canadian, leaving Noe with the fastest American two-mile time in the country this season. The race was a specific two mile, rather than 3,200. Sophomore Katelyn Tuohy of North Rockland (NY) High School set the fastest 3,200 time this year at 9:47.88.
Noe made headlines earlier this spring after running a 10:21.76 in the 3,200, the fastest time ever run in the state of Montana by a high school female. She won the Class AA 3,200 with a 10:30.29, while also adding a second-place effort in the 1,600. She owns five top-three finishes at Montana’s State AA meet, while also adding three top-10 finishes in the state cross country invite, winning the meet last fall. Noe was honored with Montana’s Gatorade cross country runner of the year accolade this season.
All three runners will compete collegiately next year, with Hill joining Makena Morley at the University of Colorado. Bryn Morley will join Northern Arizona, while Noe committed to the University of Portland.