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Western A track and field: Dillon boys, Corvallis girls narrowly win team titles

Posted at 8:21 PM, May 18, 2019

BUTTE — Dillon’s boys and Corvallis’ girls narrowly won team titles at the Western A divisional track and field meet in Butte, which spanned Friday and Saturday.

Dillon finished with 117 points, edging second-place Frenchtown, which finished with 111 points. The Beavers had several individual winners over the weekend, including Dylan Cervelli, who won the 400-meter dash in 49.42 seconds. Cervelli’s time is currently the best mark in Montana this season. Cervelli also anchored Dillon’s winning 1,600-meter relay team, which crossed in 3 minutes, 24.70 seconds. That time is also the top time in Montana this season. Dillon’s 400-meter relay team finished second to Frenchtown.

Dillon absolutely dominated the field events, sweeping all three jumps. Zane Johnson won the triple jump with a leap of 45 feet, 4.50 inches, a new Montana best. He also finished second in the long jump to teammate Alfred Peterson, who jumped 22-01.75, also a Montana best this season. Peterson also won the high jump, clearing 6-02 and edging teammate Michael Haverfield, who finished second.

Corvallis had success on both the track and in the field to lead the Blue Devils to the Western A girls divisional title. Three-time defending State A discus champion Calla Haldorson claimed first in the event with a throw of 138-09. Hannah Hutchison won the high jump at 5-00, Kailen Herbstritt won the pole vault with a vault of 11-00 and Corvallis took 3-6 in the girls javelin.

On the track, Corvallis won the 1,600-meter relay in 4:08.80, but that was the only track event Corvallis won. Kailee McCready finished second in the 300-meter hurdles, Maureen Jessop finished second in the 100-meter hurdles and Lilli Day finished second in the 3,200-meter run.

Inclement weather throughout the weekend caused the boys pole vault event to go unfinished. Scoring for that event used season-best marks.

For full results of the Western A divisional track and field meet click here.