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Glasgow boys, Havre girls win Cal Wearley Memorial team titles

Posted at 7:26 PM, Apr 03, 2019

HAVRE — The Glasgow boys and Havre girls claimed team titles at Wednesday’s Cal Wearley Memorial track and field meet at Havre Middle School. Glasgow (84) narrowly held off Malta (75) and Fairfield (66), while Havre edged 2018 Cal Wearley champion Fort Benton, 85-81. The meet featured Class A Havre and 27 Class B and C teams from the Hi-Line.

Glasgow’s Ellis and Merlin McKean finished 1-2 in the 1,600-meter run, with Ellis crossing in 4 minutes, 56.38 seconds and Merlin in 4:57.62. Ellis also took the 3,200, clocking in at 10:38.01. Chevy Boos won the discus for the Scotties with a throw of 120 feet, 3 inches, marking the third and final event Glasgow won.

Both Glasgow’s 400- and 1,600-meter relay teams placed third, while Kaden Fossum placed third in the javelin, Alec Boland placed third in high jump and Caden Gusta placed third in pole vault.

Fairfield’s sprinters kept the Eagles in the hunt for the team title, as Dawson Allen won the 100-meter dash in 11.35 seconds and teammate Ryder Meyer finished second at 11.61. Libien Becker won the 400 in 53.94 and also ran with Allen, Meyer and Keeley Bake on Fairfield’s winning 400-meter relay team, which crossed in 45.37 seconds. Bake also won the high jump at 6-00.

Havre had several girls lend a hand to the Blue Ponies’ team title on Wednesday, primarily on the track.

Katie Wirtzberger won the 400 in 1:03.83, Loy Waid placed second in the 200 in 27.38, Kadia Miller placed second in the 800 in 2:32.05 and the Havre girls won the 1,600-meter relay in 4:22.51. Freshman Sadie Filius performed well in the hurdles, winning the 300-meter hurdles in 50.01 and placing third in the 100-meter hurdles in 17.52.

Fort Benton showed great depth across all events to finish second. Leah Gannon won the long jump with a leap of 15-09 1/2 and teammate Nicole Axtman took fourth. McKenzie Clark and Axtman also took fourth and fifth in triple jump.

The Longhorns had a tremendous showing on the track, too. They took second in the 1,600 relay to Havre, crossing in 4:37.09. Allie Wallace placed fourth in the 100 hurdles and second in the 300 hurdles. She also placed third in the 200. Gannon and Clark took third in fourth in the 800 for Fort Benton, also.

For full results of the Cal Wearley Memorial click here.