Written by John Plestina
With the divisional track and field meet behind them, six Wolf Point and four Poplar athletes are looking to earn medals at the State Class B meet in Butte Friday and Saturday, May 30 and 31.
Both schools emerged from the Northern B Divisional Meet at Great Falls Saturday, May 24, with good showings. The top six in each event advance to state.
“Every boy we took to divisionals made it,” Wolf Point head coach R.C. Page said.
“Sonica [Archdale] made it in five events. She had a great day. She had two second place finishes,” he said.
Page praised Archdale, Shelby Hanks, Ashley Page and Kateri Rush for a personal best for the girls’ short relay team.
“Shelby Hanks high jumped exceptionally well and we finally got her to her goal of clearing five feet,” he said.
Page said he would like to have nice weather for the state meet, but he said rain was in the forecast.
“We always get crummy weather in Butte,” he said.
“We have some girls and boys who have a chance to earn a medal,” Page said.
Poplar head coach Brent Moore said his team has had a good season and he was hoping for the best at state.
Individual results are shown for Wolf Point and Poplar athletes only.
Team scores: Glasgow 152, Fairfield 107, Choteau 70, Cut Bank 62, Conrad 39, Shelby 38, Poplar 27, Harlem 15, Wolf Point 8, Plentywood 5, Malta 3, Rocky Boy 1.
Wesley Weeks, WPHS, fifth, 11.96.
Owen Lepper, WPHS, fourth, 23.77.
Richard Brown, Poplar, eighth, 2:29.13.
Chris LeMay, Poplar, seventh, 12:59.13.
Myltin Bighorn, Poplar, sixth, 44.95
Wolf Point, sixth, 47.64; Poplar, seventh, 49.07.
Wolf Point, sixth, 3:51.99.
Brady Babb, WPHS, seventh, 9-6.
TJ Tuttle, Poplar, first, 48-8.5; Sheridan Stranger Horse, Poplar, seventh, 40-6.5.
Tuttle, Poplar, first, 134-1; Stranger Horse, Poplar, third, 123-4.
Lepper, WPHS, seventh, 5-8.
Team scores: Glasgow 166, Malta 81, Choteau 78, Plentywood 54, Wolf Point 35, Fairfield 34, Shelby 26, Cut Bank 25, Poplar 16, Conrad 11, Harlem 1.
Hanks, WPHS, seventh, 28.42.
Archdale, WPHS, fifth, 1:05.8.
Drew Reum, Poplar, fifth, 13:29
Rush, WPHS, sixth, 52.24.
Wolf Point, fifth, 54.16.
Wolf Point, second, 4:29.56.
Hanks, WPHS, seventh, 13-11.75.
Shawna Hagadone, Poplar, first, 99-3.
Hagadone, Poplar, fourth, 30-9.
Archdale, WPHS, fourth, 31-5.
Archdale, WPHS, second, 109-2; Page, WPHS, fourth, 106-0.
Hanks, WPHS, third, 5-0.