Miles City boys run away with Sidney Invitational; Wrenzi Wrzesinski shines

Miles City’s Keith Vanderlaan leans across the finish line at the 2018 State A meet in Laurel to give the Cowboys the State A record in the 400-meter relay at 42.62 seconds. (ALEC BOFINGER/MTN Sports)

SIDNEY — Miles City’s boys trounced the field at the Sidney Invitational track and field meet on Thursday. The Cowboys scored 120.5 points en route to the team title, the only team to hit the century mark.

Defending State A 100- and 200-meter dash champion Keith Vanderlaan led a strong performance from Miles City on the track. Vanderlaan finished second in the 100, posting a season-best time of 11.21 seconds. Vanderlaan placed first in the 200 in 23.23 and anchored Miles City’s first-place 400-meter relay team, which crossed in 45.08.

Miles City showed well in the 110-meter hurdles, too. Logan Peila took first in 15.66 and Aidan Barrows finished second in 15.81. Barrows and Peila finished second and third in the 300-meter hurdles, respectively, behind Richey-Lambert’s Garrett Cayer.

The points continued to pile up in the field events for the Cowboys. While Sidney’s Carter Hughes swept the shot put and discus, Miles City’s Quest Savery claimed the javelin title with a toss of 161 feet, 3 inches. Savery’s teammates Clay Prell and Mick O’Connor finished fourth and fifth in javelin. The triple jump produced 16 more points for the Cowboys, as Steven Ray won with a leap of 44-00.5 and Peila placed third at 41-08.5. Dayron Johnson added eight more points for Miles City in the long jump, leaping 21-02.5.

The girls title was hotly contested. Richard-Taylor High School (N.D.) won with 49 points but was just 10 points ahead of seventh-place Westby-Grenora. Sidney finished second with 48 points and Wrenzi Wrzesinski paced Baker to a fourth-place finish with 45 points.

Wrzesinski won all three individual events and ran on Baker’s winning 400-meter relay team, which crossed in 53.45 seconds. Wrzesinski also posted Class B bests in the 100 (12.68 seconds) and 100 hurdles (15.47). She also won the long jump with a jump of 16-09.

Wrzesinski now leads Class B in the 100, 200 (26.42), 100 hurdles, 300 hurdles (46.88) and is second in long jump (16-09).

Miles City’s Dezi Chamberlin improved upon her Class A-leading triple jump on Thursday and now leads by more than two feet. Her jump of 37-00.5 has her within reach of the State A record of 37-06.25 set in 2003 by Belgrade’s Kalindra McFadden.

For full results of the Sidney Invitational click here.

Alec Bofinger

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