Track teams get super weather for invitational

Track teams get super weather for invitational
CLOSE FINISH — Alexis Samsal breaks the tape in 13.6 to win the 100m dash at the Conrad meet on Tuesday. Jayleen Harris, (R) ran a time of 14.2 to tie for third place on Tuesday. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
   Just in the nick of time, the Conrad track teams had summer like temperatures for their track meet on Tuesday afternoon.
   The Cowboys, with 100 points placed a distant third behind Choteau 264 and Power 141, but well ahead of Shelby 55, Valier 44, Great Falls Central 26 and Heart Butte 0.
   The team had two first placers, Aaron Lehnerz in the 110m hurdles with a time of 19.0 and Chase Cork in the high jump, going over the bar at 5-8.
   And while they didn’t have a first placer in the shot put, the Cowboys dominated the event, taking four of six places.
   Trent Knox was second with a toss of 38-11, Paul O’Brien was in fourth 38-10, Boyd Matheson fifth 37-1 and JD Hough sixth 37-9.
   Conrad also was strong in the discus. O’Brien was in second with a toss of 111-10, Matheson third, 111-4 and Hough fourth, 106-6.
   In the pole vault, Knox placed third, going over the bar at 9-0 and Jacob Gouchenour was fifth at 8-0. Ben Moerkerke took third in the high jump at 5-2. Norman Vanderbush placed fifth in the javelin, tossing his spear 112-3. Over at the triple jump, Sam Carroll had a hop, skip and a leap of 30-10 to place sixth.
   In other running events, Lehnerz raced to a second place in the 100m dash with a time of 12.0. He was fifth in the 200m in 26.5. Knox ran to a sixth place in the 100m in 12,5.
   At the 800mm run, Joe Ries claimed fifth with a time of 2:47.8. Sam Carroll took sixth in 2:53.0 and was fifth in the 3200m run in 13:48.0. Ries got a fifth place in the 1600m run in 6:06.2.
   In the 4x100 relay, Conrad 1 came in with a third place in 51.7 and Conrad II was sixth in 54.6. Conrad was fourth in the 1600m relay in 4:26.7.
   On the girls’ side, team scores and places went like this:
   Choteau 148, Conrad 96, Shelby 86, Valier 53, Heart Butte 30, Power 29, Great Falls Central 10.
   The Cowgirls had three first placers, Alexis Samsal in the 100m dash with a clocking of 13.6, Jayleen Harris in the 200m dash with time of 30.1 and Melissa Barringer at the pole vault, clearing the bar at 8-6.
   Harris took a fourth spot in the 100m with a time of 14.2 and Samsal was fifth in the 200m in 33.3. The 4x100 relay team was in second with a time of 59.2.
   Other field events saw Harris leap to a second place in the long jump in 13-3. Barringer was fourth at 12-7.
   Kyra Brauer went over the bar at 8-0 to claim second in the pole vault and Harris, 7-0, tied for fourth. Brauer was third in the high jump at 4-4 and second in the javelin event with a toss of 76-8.
   Robert Kronebusch was third in the javelin with a throw of 74-5 and third in the shot put with a heave of 26-5.
   Saturday the weather was good enough for the teams to compete at Cut Bank.
   Team scores and places for the boys’ went this way: Shelby 85, Power 76, Cut Bank 66, CJ-I 58, North Star 50, Sunburst 38, Conrad 33, Chinook 27, Augusta 21, Valier 4 and Harlem 2.
   Lehnerz placed second in the 100m running a time of 11.63. He took fourth in the 110H in 19.94.
   The 4x100 relay team raced into fifth place with a time of 49.57 and the 4x400 team took fourth in 3:56.
   In the field events, B. Moerkerke was sixth at the high jump, going over the bar at 5-6. J. Moerkerke placed third in the pole vault at 11-0 and Knox came in with a third place in the shot put, heaving the ball 40-6.
   On the girls’ side, team scores and places went this way: Belt 157, Cut Bank 35, North Star 64, CJ-I 59, Shelby 53, Conrad 21, Chinook 17, Augusta 12, Valier 12, and Power 6.
   Barringer highlighted the track effort in the field, winning the pole vault, clearing the bar at 8-0. Brauer was right behind at 7-6.
   Kronebusch came in fifth in the shot put with a toss of 27-7.