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Trey Tintinger wins high jump at prestigious Arcadia Invitational; Lauren Heggen books 2 top-10 finishes

Posted at 12:07 AM, Apr 07, 2019
As a freshman, Helena High’s Trey Tintinger set the new all-class state record by clearing 7 feet, 1.5 inches in the high jump at the 2017 State AA track and field meet at Butte. (RICHIE MELBY/MTN Sports)

LOS ANGELES — Trey Tintinger continues to add to his high jumping resume.

The Helena High junior won the event at the prestigious Arcadia Invitational in dramatic fashion, clearing 6 feet, 11 inches on his final attempt. Tintinger was the only athlete to clear the height. Morro Bay (Calif.) product Joseph Ruddell cleared 6-09 but could not match Tintinger.

Tintinger is Montana’s two-time Class AA high jump champion and has also won three titles at the USA Track and Field Hershey National Junior Olympics Championships. He holds Montana’s all-class state record, clearing 7-01.5 at the State AA meet his freshman year. Tintinger appears to have some serious competition this year, though, as Billings Skyview’s Julius Mims recently cleared 6-10.

Missoula Sentinel’s Lauren Heggen also performed well against some of the nation’s best competition. Heggen, Montana’s all-class record holder in the girls triple jump, placed ninth in the event with a leap of 38-07.75. She competed in three events, placing eighth in long jump (17-11.75) and finishing 39th in the 100-meter hurdles (16.07 seconds).

Several other Montana athletes competed on Friday and Saturday in Los Angeles. Huntley Project’s Bradley Graves finished sixth in the 110-meter hurdles in 14.82 and 25th in the 300-meter hurdles at 41.08. Laurel’s Levi Taylor ran both the one-mile run and 3,200-meter run this weekend, placing in the top 25 in both. He finished 18th in the 3,200 with a time of 9 minutes, 20.54 seconds and 22nd in the one-mile with a time of 4:25.18.

Bozeman’s Alex Moore was the highest female placer outside of Heggen finishing the 3,200-meter run seeded in 10:49.68 to finish ninth. Other Bozeman runners included Bridget Boyle, who finished 34th in the 800-meter run (2:20.67), Natalie McCormick, who finished 19th in the 3,200-meter run rated (11:00.33), and Terra Trom, who took 27th in the 3,200-meter run invitational (10:47.92.)

Missoula Hellgate also sent a contingent of female runners to compete. Ember Stratton finished twelfth in the 3,200-meter run seeded in 10:50.12, Elise Stearns finished 14th in the one-mile run seeded in 5:24.56, and Katie Munro finished 38th in the one-mile run, crossing the line in 5:16.86. Ella DeGrandpre was scheduled to run the 3,200-meter run seeded but did not race. Hellgate’s 4×1,600-meter relay invitational team also did not race.

For full results of the 2019 Arcadia Invitational click here.