LAUREL – Saturday’s weather at the Laurel Sports Complex was perfect for a runner, and two of the state’s best took advantage.
Big Timber senior Casey Gunlikson ran the fastest 100-meter dash in 2019, clocking in at 10.83 seconds. It beats his previous PR by .06, after he ran a 10.89 as a junior in 2018. Gunlikson also won the 400-meter dash on Saturday.
Winnett-Grass Range junior Zoe Delaney, meanwhile, ran the 800-meter run in 2 minutes, 23.07 seconds, bettering her own Class C-best mark this season by almost three seconds. Delaney also won the 200-meter dash in 26.49. Scobey’s Gracee Lekvold won the 1,600-meter run in 5:38.53, just .03 off her PR this season. Lekvold is ranked second in Class C in the event.
Colstrip won the team title with 104.33 points thanks to five event wins. Gracie Bradley swept the hurdles titles; Whitney Hanson won the 3,200-meter run and ran the anchor leg on the Colts’ winning 4×400 relay team, and Jamie Whitedirt won the shot put.
Shepherd won the boys team race with 63 points, thanks to a big win in the 400-meter relay. Big Timber was the top qualifier, but the Mustangs overcame the Herders to win in 46.36. Patrick Richardson also won 10 key points in the 1,600, winning in 4:45.66.
Colstrip finished second with 54 points. Justin Jumetilco (200) and Beau Peterson (discus) were the Colts’ event winners. Scobey finished third – the highest ranking Class C team – with 50 points thanks in large part to Martin Farver, who won the 110- meter hurdles title and finished second to Gunlikson in the 100.
Three Forks’ Payden Lynn was the only three event winner, taking the long jump, triple jump and javelin titles.