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Bigfork track teams take 6th, 10th in state

by JEREMY WEBER
For the Eagle | June 2, 2021 2:40 AM

The Bigfork track and field season came to a close in Laurel over the weekend as the Vikings came away with a sixth-place finish while the Valkyries tied for 10th among Class B teams at the state track meet.

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Wyatt Dukes leaps to a third-place finish in the high jump at the state track meet in Laurel Saturday. Whitney England/For the Eagle

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Afton Lambrecht anchors the 4X400 relay team for the Valkyries at the state track meet in Laurel Saturday. Bigfork won the race with a season-best time of 4:10.11. Whitney England/For the Eagle

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Joseph Farrier runs the first leg of the 4X100 relay for the Vikings at the state track meet in Laurel Saturday. Whitney England/For the Eagle

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Scout Nadeau threw a personal best 37 feet, 1.25 inches to finish fourth in the shot put at the state track meet in Laurel Saturday. Whitney England/For the Eagle

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Cormac Benn leapt 39 feet, 5.75 inches to finish 11th in the triple jump at the state track meet in Laurel Saturday. Whitney England/For the Eagle

After dominating at both the district and divisional level, the Vikings won only one event and managed just three top-three finishes while the Valkyries also won one event, their only top-three finish.

Seth Osborne had the top finish for the Vikings, clearing 13 feet, 9 inches to win the pole vault by a foot over second-place Aden Graves of Sidney.

Isak Epperly earned a second-place finish in the 110 hurdles, running a personal-best time of 15.59 seconds to finish just seven hundredths of a second behind Jefferson’s Braden Morris while Wyatt Duke cleared 6 feet, 2 inches to finish third in the high jump.

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Madison Chappuis was second in the javelin at the Western B Divisional track meet in Missoula Saturday with a toss of 102 feet, 1 inch. Jeremy Weber/Bigfork Eagle

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Ellie Jordt finished fourth in the triple jump Saturday with a leap of 29 feet, 10.5 inches. Jeremy Weber/Bigfork Eagle

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Isak Epperly clears the final hurdle on his way to winning the 110 hurdles at the Western B Divisional Meet in Missoula Saturday. Wyatt Duke (left) was third, Jordan Betts (far left) was third and Wyatt Johnson (right) took fifth. Jeremy Weber/Bigfork Eagle

The Valkyries 4X400 relay team of Audrey Buenz, Chloe Raats, Coralyn Shillam and Afton Lambrecht earned a state title in their event, running their best time of the season (4:10.11) to edge out Manhattan’s time of 4:10.16.

Cormac Benn had a fourth-place finish in the long jump for the Vikings, leaping 20 feet, 4.75 inches while Jack Jensen was fifth in the 1,600 with a time of 4:34.78.

The Vikings 4X100 relay team of Joseph Farrier, Benn, George Bucklin and Noah Kinslow ran a season-best 44.36 to finish fourth.

Scout Nadeau threw a personal best 37 feet, 1.25 inches to finish fourth in the shot put while the 4X100 relay team of Jessy Frey, Lambrecht, Raats and Buenz ran a season best time of 50.77 seconds to finish fourth.

Bigfork State Track Results

VIKINGS

100 Meter Dash

  1. Joseph Farrier 11.85

1,600 Meter Run

  1. Jack Jensen 4:34.78 PR

110 Meter Hurdles

  1. Isak Epperly 15.40 PR
  2. Wyatt Duke 16.23
  3. Wyatt Johnson 16.72

300 Meter Hurdles

  1. Jordan Betts 43.08
  2. Wyatt Johnson 45.39
  3. Isak Epperly 46.29

4X100 Relay

  1. Joseph Farrier, Cormac Benn, George Bucklin, Noah Kinslow 44.36

4X400 Relay

  1. Jackson Abney, Maddox Mater, Shelton Woll, Cormac Benn 3:36.60

Shot Put

  1. Levi Taylor 42 feet, 6.5 inches
  2. Braeden Guse 42 feet, 1.75 inches PR
  3. Silvestre Rodriguez 37 feet, 3 inches

Discus

  1. Silvestre Rodriguez 107 feet, 2 inches
  2. Joseph Farrier 104 feet

Javelin

  1. Shelton Woll 139 feet, 8 inches

High Jump

  1. Wyatt Duke 6 feet, 2 inches
  2. Cormac Benn 5 feet, 10 inches
  3. Levi Taylor 5 feet, 8 inches

Pole Vault

  1. Seth Osborne 13 feet, 9 inches
  2. Wyatt Herd 12 feet
  3. Shelton Woll 11 feet

Long Jump

  1. Cormac Benn 20 feet, 4.75 inches
  2. Levi Peterson 19 feet, 6 inches PR

Triple Jump

  1. Cormac Benn 39 feet, 5.75 inches
  2. Levi Peterson 39 feet, 2.5 inches

VALKYRIES

100 Meter Dash

  1. Jessy Frey 13.54

200 Meter Dash

  1. Chloe Raats 27.61

400 Meter Race

  1. Chloe Raats 1:04.22
  2. Afton Lambrecht 1:04.73
  3. Coralyn Shillam 1:05.54
  4. Danika Bucklin 1:05.60

800 Meter Run

  1. Micah Dunham 2:42.72 PR
  2. Tabitha Raymond 2:46.93

1600 Meter Run

  1. Grace Stewart 6:11.55
  2. Tabitha Raymond 6:29.69 PR

3200 Meter Run

  1. Grace Stewart 13.25.36

300 Meter Hurdles

  1. Ashlyn Savik 52.67 PR
  2. Ellie Jordt 52.68 PR

4X100 Relay

  1. Jessy Frey, Afton Lambrecht, Chloe Raats, Audrey Buenz 50.77

4X400 Relay

  1. Audrey Buenz, Chloe Raats, Coralyn Shillam, Afton Lambrecht 4:10.11

Shot Put

  1. Scout Nadeau 37 feet, 1.25 inches PR
  2. Quinlan Nissen 30 feet

Discus

  1. Scout Nadeau 102 feet, 4 inches PR
  2. Quinlan Nissen 88 feet, 8 inches
  3. Callie Gembala 85 feet, 4 inches PR

Javelin

  1. Zoey Albert 113 feet, 8 inches PR
  2. Zoe Guffin 93 feet, 3 inches

High Jump

  1. Inga Turner 4 feet, 10 inches PR

Pole Vault

  1. Allie Reichner 8 feet
  2. Addison Reichner 7 feet, 6 inches

Long Jump

12 Inga Turner 15 feet, 2.75 inches

  1. Audrey Buenz 14 feet, 6 inches

Triple Jump

  1. Ellie Jordt 29 feet, 1 inch