PHS track takes on Montana

Panthers second, Lady Panthers third at Laurel Invite

Posted 4/23/19

The Powell High School track and field teams traveled north on Thursday and squared off against some of the best athletes Montana has to offer.

At the Laurel Invitational, the two PHS teams …

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PHS track takes on Montana

Panthers second, Lady Panthers third at Laurel Invite

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The Powell High School track and field teams traveled north on Thursday and squared off against some of the best athletes Montana has to offer.

At the Laurel Invitational, the two PHS teams combined to win four events and finished runners-up in 10 others. The Panthers finished second in the 15-team field and the Lady Panthers third.

“It was a fun meet. They do some different things up there, which makes it interesting and different,” said PHS head coach Scott Smith.

“The wind wasn’t good for sprinters — it was right in their face — but otherwise it was great,” Smith said of the weather. “The kids just did great against some tough competition, and I was really happy with the way they got after it.”

The Panthers finished with 116 points, just four points behind Huntley Project, which took the top spot with 120. Laurel finished third with 104 points, Sweet Grass County was fourth with 42 and Shepherd rounded out the top five with 29 points. Cody, the only other Wyoming team to participate, finished sixth with 20 points.

On the girls’ side, Huntley Project took the top spot with 108 points, followed by Colstrip with 93.4 and Powell with 83.4. Laurel was fourth with 67, and Cody finished fifth with 44.4 points.

The Lady Panthers were led by freshman Jenna Hillman, who finished first in the 200 and 400 meter dash; her time of 1:02.49 in the 400 prequalified her for state.

“She [Hillman] is starting to get healthy again, which is good to see,” Smith said. “To win the 400 with that crew, she showed she’s getting to where she wants to be. She looked strong and was pulling away at the end.”

First-place finishes on the boys’ side came courtesy of Brody Karhu in the pole vault and the 4x400 relay team of Jay Cox, Karhu, Dylan Cordes and Dylan Preator.

All three relay teams — the girls’ 4x400 and the boys’ 4x100 and 4x400 — prequalified for state with their performances.

 

Lady Panthers

Sabrina Shoopman notched a pair of second-place finishes in the 100 meter and 300 meter hurdles with times of 17.03 and 48.96, respectively. Teammate Caitlyn Miner was third in the 100 hurdles with a time of 17.49.

“Caitlyn [Miner] had a good day,” Smith said. “She ran well in the hurdles, but she also ran really well in that 4x400 relay. It’s kind of a new event for her, and she’s adapting to that pretty well.”

Rachel Bonander finished runner-up in the discus with a throw of 119 feet, 5 inches — that was 9 feet better than her seasonal best. Fellow thrower Cassidy Miner’s toss of 114 feet, 3 inches, was good for third place and prequalified her for state.

The 4x400 relay team of Emma Karhu, Hillman, Shoopman and Caitlyn Miner was second with a time of 4:18.62. Emma Karhu also finished third in the pole vault and had a pair of fifth-place finishes in the 200 meter dash and 300 meter hurdles. Bonander was sixth in the shot put.

Hailee Hyde and Madelyn Horton were the top Powell finishers in the 800 and 1600 meter run, placing ninth and 22nd, respectively. In the field events, Gabri Lundberg was fourth in the high jump, clearing a height of 4 feet,6 inches. Elsie Spomer also finished fourth in the triple jump, while Caitlyn Miner was 13th in the long jump.

 

Panthers

On the boys’ side, Cox had a strong meet on the oval, placing second in the 400 and 800 meters. Cox and teammate Brody Karhu were once again neck and neck down the stretch in the 400 meters before being caught by Huntley Project’s Mitchell Burns.

“Again, they [Cox and Karhu] were within one hundredth of a second of each other, and the kid from Huntley Project just came out of nowhere and kind of ran by them,” Smith said. “It’s good to have that kind of competition.”

Jayden Yates notched a pair of third-place finishes in the 1600 and 3200 meters. Kaelan Groves was the top Panther finisher in the 100 meter dash, placing sixth; Reed Smith was 11th in the 200 meter dash.

The 4x100 meter relay team of Kadden Abraham, Riley Bennett, Landon Lengfelder and Kaelan Groves finished second with a time of 45.62.

Dylan Preator had a busy day, finishing second in the triple jump to go along with a bronze in the 300 meter hurdles and a fifth-place finish in the 110 meter hurdles.

In the field events, Ryan Good finished second in the discus with a throw of 146 feet, 4 inches; he was fourth in the shot put with a heave of 46 feet, 3 inches. It was a good day all around for the throwers, as Zeke Frankenberry and Reece Hackenberg joined Good in the final flight of discus. Frankenberry was sixth with a throw of 131 feet, 6 inches, while Hackenberg was seventh with a throw of 129 feet, 7 inches.

“We had three in the discus finals, and they only take the top seven in the finals,” Smith said. “We did pretty well there with Zeke [Frankenberry] and Reece [Hackenberg] also getting in the finals.”

Colby Warner was second in the high jump, clearing 6 feet, 2 inches. Hackenberg was third in the pole vault, while Landon Lengfelder was the top Panther placer in the long jump, finishing 27th.

The PHS track teams will be in Cowley Saturday for the Rocky Mountain Invitational. With Spring Break this week, Smith said he expects his numbers to be a little down, but the teams will still put on a good show.

“When you don’t have a clue what you’re going to have, it can be tough,” Smith said. “I know we’re going to have about half the throwers and most of the hurdlers. We’ll get it figured out Wednesday who’s going to go.”

 

2019 Laurel Invitational Results

Girls’ Results

100 Meter Dash

5. Jenna Hillman 13.99, 22. Jayden Asher 14.76, 30. Kameron French 15.12, 34. Sarah Dunkerley 15.32, 56. Charlotte Wilson 16.49, 57. Rylee White 16.63

200 Meter Dash

1. Jenna Hillman 27.81, 5. Emma Karhu 28.59, 14. Jayden Asher 30.19, 20. Kylie Kahl 30.67, 26. Kameron French 31.99, 36. Charlotte Wilson 34.83

400 Meter Dash

1. Jenna Hillman 1:02.49, 9. Kylie Kahl 1:09.44

800 Meter Run

9. Hailee Hyde 2:48.91, 23. Dakota Hansen 3:19.39

1600 Meter Run

22. Madelyn Horton 6:44.65

100 Meter Hurdles

2. Sabrina Shoopman 17.03, 3. Caitlyn Miner 17.49, 7. Emma Karhu 18.07, 8. Abigail Urbach 18.27, 12. Sydney O’Brien 18.80, 13. Tegan Lovelady 19.01

300 Meter Hurdles

2. Sabrina Shoopman 48.96, 5. Emma Karhu 52.26, 9. Abigail Urbach 53.33, 14. Sydney O’Brien 57.33, 19. Tegan Lovelady 59.81

4x400 Meter Relay

2. Emma Karhu, Jenna Hillman, Sabrina Shoopman, Caitlyn Miner 4:18.62a

Shot Put

6. Rachel Bonander 33’1”, 7. Cassidy Miner 32’2”, 14. Reagan Thompson 29’6”, 16. Addison Braten 29’2”, 20. Isabella Wambeke 28’6”, 47. Traci Gutierrez 24’5”, 48. Peyton Feller 24’2”, 51. Megan Good 23’11”, 52. Kaylee Stewart 23’9”, 62. Alissa Staidle 21’7”, 65. Whitney Jones 21’3”, 68. Hannah Saville 20’5”

Discus

2. Rachel Bonander 119’5”, 3. Cassidy Miner 114’3”, 29. Addison Braten 75’4”, 30. Traci Gutierrez 75’3”, 32. Hannah Saville 74’1”, 38. Megan Good 69’11”, 41. Alissa Staidle 68’6”, 44. Reagan Thompson 67’3”, 55. Kaylee Stewart 59’2”, 61. Isabella Wambeke 57’9”

High Jump

4. Gabri Lundberg 4’6”, 12. Hailee Hyde 4’4”, 18. Kameron French 4’2”, 18. Kylie Kahl 4’2”

Pole Vault

3. Emma Karhu 9’, Maddie Hackenberg 8’, 11. Kylie Kahl 6’6”

Long Jump

13. Caitlyn Miner 14’4.5”, 14. Jaz Haney 14’4”, 16. Kaitlyn Decker 14’2”, 17. Sabrina Shoopman 14’, 19. Elsie Spomer 13’9.25”, 24. Maddie Hackenberg 13’5”, 39. Sarah Dunkerley 11’11”, 43. Charlotte Wilson 11’10.5”, 55. Rylee White 11’.5”

Triple Jump

4. Elsie Spomer 31’8.25”, 7. Jaz Haney 30’10.25”, 12. Kaitlyn Decker 28’2.5”, 14. Gabri Lundberg 27’8.5”, 22. Rylee White 25’5.75”, 23. Sarah Dunkerley 24’6

 

Boys’ Results

100 Meter Dash

6. Kaelan Groves 11.68, 11. Landon Lengfelder 12.08, 19. Kadden Abraham 12.45, 26. Reed Smith 12.57, 41. Kaden Salas 13.04, 43. Hunter James 13.10, 47. Kalen Sapp 13.20, 48. Geordan Weimer 13.21, 50. Evan Habaeck 13.25

200 Meter Dash

11. Reed Smith 25.24, 20. Cole Frank 25.94, 24. Evan Habaeck 26.62, 35. Kalen Sapp 27.94

400 Meter Dash

2. Jay Cox 51.21, 3. Brody Karhu 51.22, 11. Aidan Jacobsen 55.58, 15. Dylan Cordes 56.94, 21. Ben Whitlock 1:00.09, 24. Kyler Warren 1:01.08, 25. Caiden Gehrts 1:01.50, 29. Joe Rogers 1:02.22

800 Meter Run

2. Jay Cox 2:09.23, 6. Alan Merritt 2:18.89, 7. Isaac Summers 2:18.99, 10. Joey Hernandez 2:22.56, 13. Ethan Bartholomew 2:23.49, 18. Ben Whitlock 2:30.44, 19. Dylan Cordes 2:30.51

1600 Meter Run

3. Jayden Yates 4:45.24, 4. Alan Merritt 4:49.04, 7. Tyler Pfeifer 4:58.82, 10. Aidan Jacobsen 5:00.77, 13. Ethan Bartholomew 5:04.21, 17. Joey Hernandez 5:08.54, 25. Isaac Summers 5:16.74, 29. Jace Bohlman 5:27.03, 33. Riley Schiller 5:36.59

3200 Meter Run

3. Jayden Yates 10:56.81, 5. Tyler Pfeifer 11:08.53, 14. Jace Bohlman 12:25.79, 18. Riley Schiller 12:45.18

100 Meter Hurdles

5. Dylan Preator 17.30, 12. Kadden Abraham 18.73, 13. Jacob Hieb 19.36, 16. Eli Weimer 19.80, 21. Brent Childers 22.14, 22. Thallen Sessions 22.16

300 Meter Hurdles

3. Dylan Preator 42.65, 8. Kadden Abraham 45.75, 17. Jacob Hieb 51.08, 18 Brent Childers 51.21, 20. Thallen Sessions 53.61PR

4x100 Meter Relay

2. Kadden Abraham, Riley Bennett, Landon Lengfelder, Kaelan Groves 45.62

4x400 Meter Relay

1. Jay Cox, Brody Karhu, Dylan Cordes, Dylan Preator 3:33.12

Shot Put

4. Ryan Good 46’3”, 8. Zeke Frankenberry 42’2”, 13. Geordan Weimer 40’11”, 17. Toran Graham 39’7”, 27. Lane Shramek 36’1”, 28. Mark Pappenfort 35’10”, 31. Weston Moore 35’7”, 35. Carter Olsen 34’9”, 35. Zach Griffen 34’9”, 39. Carson Olsen 32’8”, 42. Andy Beavers 32’3”, 47. Issac Gutierrez 31’7”, 49. Sam Belmont 31’1”, 54. Kaden Salas 30’, 67. Josh Wright 26’4”

Discus

2. Ryan Good 146’4”, 6. Zeke Frankenberry 131’6”, 7. Reece Hackenberg 129’7”, 13. Carter 114’3”, 16. Carson Olsen 107’3”, 20. Lane Shramek 101’8”, 21. Toran Graham 101’4”, 26 Mark Pappenfort 98’5”, 29. Nate Belmont 95’11”, 32. Geordan Weimer 93’1”, 35. Andy Beavers 90’11”, 36. Issac Gutierrez 90’6”, 40. Jaxton Braten 86’4”, 46. Weston Moore 76’6”, 60. Sam Belmont 59’8”, 65. Zach Griffen 52’

High Jump

2. Colby Warner 6’2”, 11. Eli Weimer 5’2”

Pole Vault

1. Brody Karhu 13’6”, 3. Reece Hackenberg 12’, 6. Kaelan Groves 11’, 7. Jacob Hieb 9’6”

Long Jump

27. Landon Lengfelder 16’8.5”, 35. Riley Bennett 15’6.25”, 37. Kalen Sapp 15’1.5”, 43. Kyler Warren 14’5.75”, 46. Colton Decker 13’11.5”, 51. Pedro Teixeira 13’

Triple Jump

2. Dylan Preator 41’7.75”, 5. Dalton Woodward 40’2.75”, 22. Tyler Lynn 33’10”, 25. Kyler Warren 32’8.75”, 29. Colton Decker 30’2.75”

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