Sheridan County schools take first in 18 events

DAYTON — Tongue River High School took first place in nine events at their home track meet Friday.

The school hosted their Pre-Prom Invitational with seven teams competing.

“We prepared for the meet,” Head Coach Chuck Walters said. “I think we did a really good job getting the right people to help run the meet. It was a beautiful day for a track meet.”

Sheridan County teams performed well, with the Eagles taking nine events while Big Horn placed first in seven events, and Arvada-Clearmont placed first in two.

Sheridan County dominated the girls triple jump and long jump.

Morgan Nance of Big Horn leaped four inches farther than her nearest competitor to win the triple jump. Nance sored 31-feet, 2-inches taking first. coach Andrew Marcure was on the side coaching the Big Horn jumpers as they competed.

“We were working on our approaches, and making sure when they got to the board they would have consistency,” he said.

Shayna Kretschman of Arvada-Clearmont placed first in the long jump, Leeanna Mitchell of Tongue River, second, Cassidy Enloe of Big Horn, third, and Caylyn Dygon of Tongue River, fourth.

Sheridan County also dominated the girls 1600-meter run, and 100-meter dash taking the top four times.

Courtney Jolovich from Tongue River placed first in the 1600-meter dash with her teammate Leeanna Mitchell placing first in the 100-meter dash.

In the 800-meter run Tanner Ward started in the first lane behind everyone in the staggered lanes. Throughout the race he was gaining speed on everyone in front of him.

“This is a harder race to run because you have to have a good start to get a good place in the run, and then you have to maintain that spot through the whole race,” Huff said. “I just kept my eyes on the runners in front of me to maintain a good pace. At the second 100 I saw I had a chance to catch Leroy Jefferson of Tongue River so I just went for it.”

Huff was able to pass Jefferson in the last stretch placing third. Levi Bircher from Arvada-Clearmont took first.

In the 4×100 relay Tongue River placed first coming from behind.

“I just kept yelling run, you can catch them,” Tongue River Ashley Dodge said. “Elana Ostler didn’t quite catch them when she handed me the baton, so I had to really push forward and try to catch up. Throughout the meets I have learned to just try hard and put forth the most you can put forth, and in the end you will succeed.”

In the last stretch the relay team was able to pull of the first place finish.

In the discus Garrett Allen from Big Horn took first with 116 feet, 9 inches. Kendall Walters from Tongue River was second with 113 feet, 9 inches. Mason Lube of Big Horn won the shot put.

“We prepare for state, and use each week as a guide of what to work on during practices,” Arvada-Clearmont head coach Jan Gibbs said.

Tongue River, Big Horn and Arvada-Clearmont will meet up with Sheridan next weekend at the Billings Invite.

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