Fort Benton sweeps titles at Havre Lions track meet

HAVRE — The Fort Benton boys and girls track teams came away with titles at Saturday’s Havre Lions track and field meet.

The Fort Benton boys held off Malta, finishing with 115 points to Malta’s 105.33. Belt finished third with 93. The Longhorn girls finished with 129 points, comfortably ahead of second-place Havre’s 93.

A handful of strong performances on the track pushed Fort Benton’s boys to first place. The 400-meter relay team finished first in 46.62 seconds, and the 1,600-meter relay team also won, crossing in 3 minutes, 44.92 seconds.

Bill Ullery showed well in the sprints, winning the 100-meter dash in 11.59 seconds and finishing second in the 200. Ullery also finished fourth in the long jump. Damon Bird won the 800-meter run in 2:10.59 and placed second in the 1,600. Garett Diekhans claimed a title for Fort Benton in the 110-meter hurdles, winning in 16.02 seconds.

Fort Benton placed three in the pole vault, as Connor Schnabel won at 12 feet, Jace thompson finished third and Tim Lane finished fifth.

Fort Benton’s girls had another tremendous all-around performance to lift the Longhorns to the team title.

The Longhorns got victories from Allie Wallace in the 300-meter hurdles (50.74) and Leah Gannon in the long jump (15-09.25). Fort Benton also won the 1,600-meter relay. Wallace also finished second in the 100-meter hurdles and Fort Benton placed second in the 400-meter relay.

Fort Benton also placed a number of girls. Nicole Axtman and McKenzie Clark finished 2-3 in the triple jump, Abby Clark and Axtman finished 2-3 in high jump, Maci Molinaro placed third in javelin and fifth in shot put, and Hallie Lowe placed third in shot put. Abby Clark added another third-place finish in the 100 hurdles and Gannon finished second in the 800.

Cut Bank’s Kamdyn Molenda ran Class B’s best time to date in the 100, crossing in 12.90. Chinook’s Megan Molyneaux ran Class C’s best time at 13.00.

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Alec Bofinger

Alec Bofinger

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