Class B and C State Track Results
Columbus Cougar Amber LeBrun lived up to the high expectations set for her at the state track meet in Butte last weekend, breaking her own school record and finishing in the Top 10 in four of five events.
LeBrun placed third in both the 400- and 800-meter races. In the 400 she finished in a time of 1:00.26, and her 800-meter time of 2:20.80 was enough to beat the school record for the event – which she set at the divisional track meet two weeks ago – by four seconds.
During the 1,600 relay, Columbus did well, anchored by LeBrun. The team finished in sixth place, with a time of 4:19.11.
In the 200, LeBrun placed eighth during the preliminaries on Friday, and she held strong in that spot on Saturday in finals, finishing with a time of 27.34.
The 400 relay was the only event in which LeBrun finished out of the top ten. The team got 12th place, finishing with a time of 52.88.
LeBrun helped score seven of the Columbus girls’ team’s 13 points at the state meet, and, as a sophomore, the Cougar track team can rely on her speed to continue to rack up points for another two years.
Park City’s Rayna Laakso ended her high school track career on a high note last weekend at the state track meet, making it to finals in all three track events, while also competing well in two field events.
Laakso’s best performance came in the 100 hurdles. Qualifying in fourth place, she improved her standing in finals, finishing third with a time of 16.16.
In both the 100- and 200-meter races, Laakso finished in eighth place, with times of 13.55 and 28.04, respectively. She improved two places from her tenth seed from preliminaries in the 100, but she dropped one place in the 200, qualifying in seventh place.
While not in the top ten, Laakso also performed well in high jump and long jump.
In high jump, her jump of 4-08 was good for 12th place. She went into state seeded at 4-06, her best height of the year, so at state she improved.
Long jump was the only event in which you could say Laakso ‘struggled,’ finishing in 13th place with a jump of 15-00.50. She went into the meet seeded with a jump of 16-07.25, her best jump of the season that came in the end of April.
Laakso performed well under the pressure of five events in her last high school meet, an indicator that she has great potential to succeed with the Battlin’ Bears track team at Rocky next fall.
CLASS B AT BUTTE
800: Connor Goddard, 2:11.89, 17th
110 Hurdles: Michael Jacobson, 16.58, 16th
300 Hurdles: Michael Jacobson, 42.86, 17th
1,600 Relay: Columbus (Rily Livingston, Connor Goddard, Elijah Daniels, Michael Jacobson), 3:42.74, 21st
High Jump: Rily Livingston, 5-10J, 7th; Dylan Sutton, No Height
Long Jump: Elijah Daniels, 18-08.50, 24th
TEAM SCORE: Columbus 13, 12th
200: Amber LeBrun, 27.34, 8th
400: Amber LeBrun, 1:00.26, 3rd
800: Amber LeBrun, 2:20.80, 3rd
400 Relay: Columbus (Liz Lorash, Brenna Rouane, RaiLeigh Strommen, Amber LeBrun), 52.88, 12th
1,600 Relay: Columbus (Brenna Rouane, Liz Lorash, RaiLeigh Strommen, Amber LeBrun), 4:19.11, 6th
Pole Vault: Camryn Ault, 8-00, 12th
CLASS C AT LAUREL
TEAM SCORES: Park City 7, 23rd; Reed Point-Rapelje 1, 35th
100: Devon Dennis, PC, 12.17, 19th; Brandon Flemmer, PC, 12.25, 20th
200: Devon Dennis, PC, 25.18, 18th
800: Brandon Flemmer, PC, 2:04.47, 9th; Willem Steinfeldt, RPR, 2:08.22, 15th
1,600: Willem Steinfeldt, RPR, 4:54.97, 10th; Lawson Steinfeldt, RPR, 5:05.10, 15th
3,200: Willem Steinfeldt, RPR, 10:51.14, 12th; Jake Branger, Abs., 11:11.21, 16th
110 Hurdles: Eli Larson, PC, 18.68, 17th; Jeremy Boatman, RPR, 19.47, 19th
300 Hurdles: Connor McNeil, PC, 43.30, 11th; Lawson Steinfeldt, RPR, 46.56, 18th
400 Relay: Park City (Connor McNeil, Rylan Gauthier, Brandon Flemmer, Devon Dennis), 45.64, 4th; Absarokee (Adrian Tellez, Kyle Kirby, Tyler Planichek, Jonas Williams), 48.81, 18th
1,600 Relay: Park City (Devyn Shakley, Connor McNeil, Devon Dennis, Brandon Flemmer), 3:39.02, 5th; Absarokee (Tyler Planichek, Joaquin Pilcher, Jonas Williams, Kyle Kirby), 3:47.29, 17th; Reed Point-Rapelje (Cade Bare, Lawson Steinfeldt, John Schladweiler, Trevor Herzog), 3:48.40, 19th
Pole Vault: Tyler Planichek, Abs., 11-00, 8th; Jonas Williams, Abs., 10-00, NH
Long Jump: Trevor Herzog, RPR, 18-01, 16th
Triple Jump: Rylan Gauthier, PC, 40-07, 10th
Discus: Sol Arno, RPR, 133-09, 6th; Connor McNeil, PC, 132-05, 7th
Javelin: Connor McNeil, PC, 162-03, 6th; Joaquin Pilcher, Abs., 142-09, 16th
TEAM SCORE: Park City 22, 9th
100: Rayna Laakso, PC, 13.55, 8th; Mercedes Hoff, RPR, 13.40, 13th; Jocelyn Ott, RPR, 13.75, 19th
200: Rayna Laakso, PC, 28.04, 8th; Mercedes Hoff, RPR, 28.75, 16th; Blakely Verke, PC, 29.63, 19th
400: Blakely Verke, PC, 1:05.35, 15th
800: Blakely Verke, PC, 2:38.20, 15th
1,600: Jocelyn Ott, RPR, 6:21.14, 18th
100 Hurdles: Rayna Laakso, PC, 16.16, 3rd; Alexis Tryan, PC, 18.75, 19th; Shelby Branstetter, PC, 18.79, 20th
300 Hurdles: Shelby Branstetter, PC, 47.95, 5th
400 Relay: Reed Point-Rapelje (Mercedes Hoff, Cheyenne Gehnert, Carlee Blodgett, Jocelyn Ott), 54.71, 13th; Park City (Andee Baker, Blakely Verke, MacKinzie Verke, Shelby Branstetter), DQ
1,600 Relay: Park City (Blakely Verke, Andee Baker, Shelby Branstetter, MacKinzie Verke), 4:31.19, 14th; Absarokee (Emma LaMoure, Kaiya Holmquist, Sydney Copeland, Rebecka Lester), 4:38.78, 18th
Pole Vault: Kaiya Holmquist, Abs., 6-06, NH; Emma LaMoure, 6-06, NH
High Jump: Rayna Laakso, PC, 4-08, 12th; MacKinzie Verke, PC, 4-08J, 17th
Long Jump: Mercedes Hoff, RPR, 15-07.50, 9th; Rayna Laakso, PC, 15-00.50, 13th; MacKinzie Verke, PC, 15-00.50, 13th
Triple Jump: MacKinzie Verke, PC, 34-06.25, 3rd; Mercedes Hoff, RPR, 31-11.00, 12th; Jocelyn Ott, RPR, 31-10.50, 13th
Shot Put: Katrina Feddes, Abs., 31-01, 15th
Discus: Katrina Feddes, Abs., 92-02, 14th; Nynah Bryant, RPR, 83-11, 21st
Javelin: Brittany Frank, PC, 127-05, 2nd