BILLINGS — Laurel’s Levi Taylor, Huntley Project’s Bradley Graves, and Sidney’s Carter Hughes were dual individual winners at the Billings Invitational track and field meet held Saturday at Billings West High School.
Billings West swept the team titles. The Golden Bears boys had 113 points, followed by Huntley Project with 65 and Sidney with 61. West’s girls had 122 points, with Billings Senior (112.5) in second and Billings Skyview (62) in third.
Taylor, a Montana State signee, won the distance races, starting the day with a win in the 3,200 in a time of 9:46.45. He came back a few hours later and won the 1,600 at 4:27.12.
Graves, who is also headed to Montana State, won both hurdle events. He took the 110 title with a time of 14.77 and followed that up by running a 41.13 in the 300s. Billings West’s Peter Demars was close behind at 41.47.
Hughes, who has signed to compete at the University of Minnesota, won the shot put and discus. He threw 55-11.5 in the shot and 166-9 in the discus.
Billings West swept the top three places in the 100 meters. Connor Ryan took first at 11.31, edging Eyezayah Boroughs, who came in at 11.36. Clint Ambuehl was third at 11.36.
Athletes from Miles City took home the long jump and triple jump titles. Dayron Johnson’s leap of 21-0 was best in the long jump, and Steven Ray won the triple at 43-6.
Other individual boys winners were: Hardin’s Hunter Bear Cloud (200, 23.45); Laurel’s Taggert Devaney (400, 51.83); Manhattan’s Zak Meeker (800, 2:01.75); Skyview’s Julius Mims (long jump, 6-4); Sidney’s Wyatt Heringer (pole vault, 14-0); and Skyview’s Bryan Baker (javelin, 163-08).
West (400) and Hardin (1,600) won the relays.
There were no multiple individual winners on the girls side.
West’s Maddie Albrecht won the 100 (12.82) and ran a leg on the Bears’ winning 400 relay team. And Senior’s Tiahna Vladic, the 800 winner with a time of 2:20.15, helped the Broncs win the 1,600 relay. Vladic also finished second in the 400, just behind Skyview’s Maliea Owens, who won by .58 of a second with a time of 1:01.08.
Other individual girls winners: Billings Central’s Kellan Wahl (200, 27.22); Colstrip’s Whitney Hanson (800, 5:33.59); Senior’s Elena Vandersloot (3,200, 11:45.13); West’s Kaia Schreder (100 hurdles, 16.32); Colstrip’s Gracie Bradley (300 hurdles, 49.52); Senior’s Kendra Wynia (high jump, 5-1); Sidney’s Katie Berglund (pole vault, 11-6); Skyview’s Brooke Berry (long jump, 16-4); Miles City’s Desi Chamberlin (triple jump, 35-0); Lewistown’s Kylie Zimmer (shot put, 40-1.25); West’s LaKeema Williams (discus, 129-1); and Huntley Project’s Emily Poole (javelin, 122-6).
No meet records were set, the first time that’s happened since 2013.