HELENA — Malta freshman Lyndie Neville likes to run with her senior brother West.
"But I can't keep up with him," Lyndie said. No one could keep up with the Nevilles in the Class B track meet Friday at Vigilante Stadium.
West won the boys 1,600 and Lyndie took the girls' 3,200 title.
One class record was set, that by Florence's Kim Heinz, who went 139-3 in the javelin.
In addition to the Nevilles, Eastern Montana athletes bagged four other titles.
Wolf Point's Teddi Anderson, as expected, led the way in the shot put and Plentywood's Kara Rasmussen won the 800.
For the boys, Baker's Joe Gentilini grabbed the pole vault title and Plentywood's Brandon Overland took the javelin.
West Neville had to come from behind to beat Frenchtown's Ryan Davis during the last lap.
"I didn't know if I was going to get him," said Neville, who ran 4:30.9. "I'm a senior and was about due. I took sixth last year and eighth the year before."
His sister had just as difficult of a time holding off Wolf Point's Bethany Long in 11:53.7.
"It was good," Lyndie Neville said. "It was tough. The wind was so hard. She (Bethany) was there the whole time."
Neville's victory helps Malta stay in the thick of the girls team race.
"Conrad's pretty tough," Neville said. "We're hoping we can get second."
Conrad is led by Loni Perkins, who is trying to get seven first place medals (including relays) for the second straight year.
Perkins won the long jump and is heavily favored in the 100, 200 and 400 today. She's also in the high jump, which could be a greater challenge.
Wolf Point leads the girls team race with 25 points, Plentywood has 22 and Malta 18.
Anderson won her first shot put title with a throw of 42-7 3/4.
"I wished it would have been a PR (43-10), but I can't complain," Anderson said. "I was confident, but there always seems to be a darkhorse."
Anderson finished five feet better than the second-place finisher, Stephanie Bortz of Thompson Falls.
While Anderson didn't get her PR, Rasmussen did by running 2:17.84 in the 800.
Baker took the boys team lead with 20 points, pre-meet favorite Fort Benton has 18 and Arlee 16.
Baker's Gentilini went 14-6 in the pole vault and took fourth in the long jump. The Spartans' Carson Beach and Blake Parini were 3-4 in the shot put.
Fort Benton's title bid was strengthened by a surprise victory by the Longhorns' Khalin Anderson in the long jump.
Plentywood's Overland had a throw of 177-2 in winning the javelin.
Curtis Bean of Eureka claimed the shot put title (56-7) and Chris Sundberg of Columbus was second.