Track squads battle to second place finishes in Whitefish
Ione Plummer hands off to Afton Lambrecht during the 4X100 relay in Whitefish Saturday. (Jeremy Weber/Bigfork Eagle.)
For the Eagle | May 3, 2023 9:40 AM
The Vikes and Vals track teams were in action in Whitefish Saturday as both squads took second at the Whitefish ARM.
Wyatt Johnson helped lead the Vikings to their second-place finish, winning the 110 hurdles (15.92), setting a season record to take second in the 300 hurdles (43.08) and helping lead the relays teams to third and fourth-place marks.
Maddox Mater took second for the Vikes in the 200 with a season record time of 23.91, Jack Jensen was second in the 800 with s season-record time of 2:02.95, Tristen Herd was second in the pole vault after clearing a season-best height of 12 feet, 4 inches and Levi Peterson was second in the triple jump with a distance of 40 feet, 9 inches.
Trevor Hill set a new season-record of 23.91 seconds to take third in the 200, Isak Epperly took third in the 100 hurdles with a time of 16.96 seconds, Joseph Farrier took third in the javelin with a season-best toss of 140 feet, Wyatt Barnes was third in the triple jump at 39 feet, 8 inches and Peterson was third in the long jump with a personal-best leap of 20 feet, one half inch.
The 4X100 relay team of Johnson, Hill, Peterson and Farrier was third with a time of 45.89 seconds.
Farrier set a new season record of 117 feet, 10 inches to take fourth iin the discus while the 4X400 relay team of Johnson, Jensen, Farrier and Mater was fourth at 3:41.97.
Tamret Savik took fifth in the triple jump at 38 feet, 6 inches and Tayden West earned sixth in the pole vault by clearing 10 feet, 4 inches, a new personal record.
Inga Turner led the way for the Valkyries, taking first in the 100 hurdles with a season-best time of 16.30 seconds, first in the long jump with a season-best leap of 16 feet, 4 inches and was third in the high jump after clearing 4 feet, 10 inches.
Scout Nadeau was first in the shot put with a season-best toss of 37 feet, 10.25 inches and took second in the discus with a toss of 105 feet, 6 inches.
The Vals dominated the javelin as Zoey Albert took first with a toss of 119 feet, 2 inches, Maddi Chappuis was second at 112 feet, 8.5 inches and Callie Gembala was fourth with a new season-record of 107 feet, 4 inches.
Emma Pouwer was second in the long jump with a leap of 16 feet, 1.75 inches and the 4X400 relay team of Danika Bucklin, Braeden Gunlock, Paeten Gunlock and Afton Lambrecht was second with a time of 4:28.08.
Chappuis took third in the shot put with a toss of 33 feet, 4.5 inches and fifth in the triple jump with a personal record of 32 feet, 7 inches.
Pouwer was fourth in the 100 with a season-best time of 13.30 seconds and fifth in the 200 at 27.88 seconds.
Braeden Gunlock took fourth in the 300 hurdles with a personal-best time of 52.33 seconds and the 4X100 relay team of Bucklin, Pouwer, Ione Plummer and Lambrecht was fourth with a time of 52.45 seconds.
Lambrecht took fifth in the 400 with a season-best time of 1:03.55 and Gembala was sixth in the discus with a toss of 87 feet, 6 inches.
The teams will be in action Saturday as they compete at the Archie Roe Meet at Legends Stadium in Kalispell.