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BCHS girls dominate first track meet
In their first track meet of the year, the Dillon girls ranaway from the competition to claim first place at the Sheridan invitational in Dillon on Saturday, while the boys had to settle for second behind a deep Manhattan team.
The Dillon girls were lead by Cierra Lamey, who claimed first place in both the 200 and 400 meters, and fifth in the 100. Cierra ran a 1:02.23 quarter mile in the first track meet of the year and looks to have a strong chance of placing at this year’s state meet.
Her fellow BCHJS junior Holly Andersen also brought home two blue ribbons from the meet by winning both the 100 and 300 meter hurdles. Andersen also placed second in the 200 (just 9 hundredths of a second behind Lamey) and third in the 100 meter dash.
Freshman Kylie Christiansen may have been the best surprise for the Lady Beavs on the day, as she marked a throw of 106-5 in the javelin to win the first meet she has ever competed in.
In the 800 meters, Caleigh Buckmaster and Jordan Schindler crossed the finish line within a second of each other to finish in third and fourth and showed their Dillon coaches and fans just how much they wanted it as they gutted it down the homestretch and fought for every second.
Jordan Peterson placed second in the pole vault after tying with Manhattan’s Alexa Arthur, who won because she had made 8-0 in fewer attempts.
Dillon senior Josee Pendleton helped her team by placing second in the shot put (with a throw of 34 feet) and fourth in the discus, while fellow senior Allie Morstein also brought home fourth place in the javelin.
Kyra Wood performed well in the meet and was able to dial up her personal best in the long jump to place sixth for the Lady Beavs.
Even with all of these great performances, the Lady Beavs strongest event was in the discus, where they placed four. Christiansen placed third, followed by Pendleton, Shelby Kluesner, and Teran Mercer.
On the boys side, it was a close race between Manhattan and Dillon with five events left, but as the final few events began to unfold, it was clear that Manhattan would head back home with the first place team honors.
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