#3 Record-setting- BCHS track stars

Wednesday, January 4, 2023
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Ainsley Shipman taking triple jump gold at the 2022 State A Track and Field Meet in Butte. J.P. Plutt photo

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Treyton Anderson rounds the corner in the 200 meters, holding on to a narrow lead over Laurel’s Jakob Webinger. J.P. Plutt photo

Ainsley Shipman

This past spring Dillon senior Ainsley Shipman earned the maximum possible seven medals at the state meet, with four golds, a silver, and a bronze for a Class A state meet girls scoring record 50.5 points, according to the MHSA record book. The maximum possible is 55 points.

Shipman scored gold in the triple jump with a school record 37’8”, dominated the 300 hurdles with a gold medal time of 44.67 seconds to break Holly Andersen’s mark of 45.33 set in 2014. Shipman won state gold in the 100 meter hurdles and broke yet another Holly Andersen record at the Western A Divisional at Hamilton the week prior to state (14.0). Shipman posted yet another gold medal in the long jump. She hit 17-10 1/4 for the win, second only only behind Julie Lenegar’s school and state A record leap of 18-11 3/4 set in 2001.

Treyton Anderson

Dillon’s Treyton Anderson, with six medals at the recent state meet, capped an all-time best boys state meet performance for BCHS with an effort that puts him in the Montana High School Association record book. Anderson scored 46.5 points at the meet, which places him atop the all-time Class A state meet individual scoring list. Anderson’s mark places him behind only Class AA Butte High’s Jake Larson (52.25 points) on the boys all-class individual state meet scoring list.

Anderson won gold in the 110 hurdles, 300 hurdles, 400 meters and as a member of the 4X100 meter relay team. He added a second in the 200 meters, and a third in the 100 meters Anderson’s season was a record-breaking one. He tied the state record in the 110 hurdles with a time of 14.40 and school record at 14.36. Anderson added school records in the 200 meters, 300 hurdles and ran a leg on the short relay school record team.