BCHS sweeps at night meet

Dillon senior Colton Riebe tests his triple jump skills on the new jumping runway at Vigilante Field. Riebe was competing in Dillon’s Beaver Booster night meet, the final competition before the Southwestern A divisional. Jess Alberi photo

 

Both the Dillon boys and girls track teams ran away with top  honors at the Beaver Booster twilight meet last week in Dillon.

Anaconda and Butte Central joined the Beavers under the lights at Vigilante Field for the final track meet of the year before the start of the Southwestern A Divisional Meet on Friday.

BCHS Head Coach Tammi Myers and her staff began this meet last year as a fun way to finish the season, as well as to honor the seniors of Dillon. The glow sticks and fireworks of the evening were made even more enjoyable after a thunderstorm caused the evacuation of the stadium and an hour-and-a-half delay before the start of the girls 4x100 relay.

Holly Andersen led the points grab for the Beaver girls, racing to first place finishes in the 100 and 200 meets and 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles.

Her teammate Cierra Lamey won the 400 and leapt to the top spot in just her second meet competing in the triple jump.

The weather delay and subsequent lack of light cut short the throwing events, where Dillon senior Josee Pendleton managed to hang on to first in both the shot put and the discus.

The Dillon girls also added to their 114-point total with first place finishes by Allie Morstien (long jump), Jordan Peterson (pole vault), Kylie Christiansen (javelin), and Caleigh Buckmaster (3200).

One of the best moments of the night came when Dillon senior Jordynn Schindler raced down the homestretch of the 800 with her family pressed up against the rail, screaming as she earned her first first-place finish of her career.

Dillon’s freshmen boys shone under the Vigilante lights, with Gabe Hupp taking first in both the long jump and the 200, while Tanner Haverfield won both the hurdle races.

Sage Schoonen and Anaconda’s Aiden Theard again showed what true competition is all about as they finished the 1600, 1-2, less than a second apart. The two have battled in both cross country and on the track, and will again line up in the 800, 1600, and 3200 at the Divisional Meet this weekend.

 

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