Busy Week nets fantastic results for TFHS Track and Field team
April 19, 2023
There were plenty of fantastic results during a busy week of action for the Three Forks High School Track and Field.
The Wolves shined on April 11 at the Butte Area Meet and found a great deal of success competing in Belgrade and Cheney, Washington, on April 15.
Three Forks set 39 personal records at the meet in Butte.
“We are very proud of our kids. We help our own and won a few events outright,” Head Coach Casey McWethy said.
The Three Forks boys’ team had two individuals finish first, with Garrett Golding winning the 800 with a time of 2:12.62 and Beau Johnston winning the 1600 with a PR time of 4:52.41. The 4x400 relay team also finished in first place.
Johnston was second in the 800, Bryon Fanning was fourth, and Micah Gather was seventh. Fanning was second in the 1600, Cass Violett was fourth, and Golding finished eighth.
In the 100 meters, Jace Kopp was third, and Reid Woodward finished in fourth place.
In the 200, Isaiah Gather was second, Kopp was fifth, and Woodward finished sixth.
Michael McIlwraith finished third in the 400, and Micah Gather was seventh.
Sam Whitfield finished second in the 300 hurdles and fourth in the high jump. Brady Olson finished sixth in the high jump. Dylan Anderson was seventh, and Sawyer Andersen was eighth in the pole vault. Woodward finished tenth in the long jump.
It was quite the day for the girls’ team, with Mayo Noble finishing first in the 200 meters with a PR time of 29.55, Bella Jones finishing first in the 400 with a time of 1:08.35, Devyn Judd placing first in the 300 Hurdles at 56.40, and the 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams also finishing in first.
In the 100 meters, Noble was fourth, Zandra Potts finished in sixth, Hailey Williams was seventh, and Judd finished in eighth. Williams was second, and Potts finished fourth in the 200 meters. Alyssa Golding finished fourth in the 400, and Isabell Harris was second in the 800 meters.
Kylee Reichman was second in the high jump, and Maddie Conner finished third. Noble was third in the pole vault, Williams finished fourth, and Jones was fifth.
Reichman was fifth in the long jump, and Conner placed ninth.
“Seeing our kids push each other and encourage each other during these first meets has been inspirational. When our kids aren’t competing, they find teammates and go encourage them. We like the connection this group has,” McWethy said.
Before the Van Kuren Invite last Saturday, McWethy said the competition in Cheney should help push the group headed there to new heights and bring out the best in them.
This was the case as the Wolves shined at the event featuring teams from across the Apple State.
Rowan had a big-time day in the Shot Put, finishing in second place at 33-11.00. Morgan Carr finished 15th in the event.
The dynamic 3200 duo of Johnston and Fanning excelled in Cheney, setting PRs in the event. Johnston finished fourth with a time of 10:14.70, and Fanning was fifth at 10:15.57.
Three Forks also had several top finishers at last Saturday’s Gallatin Valley Invite in Belgrade.
Jones once again shined in the 800, finishing in third place with a time of 2:38.57.
Noble finished sixth in the pole vault and 10th in the 200 meters.
Brielle Davis finished sixth in the discus, Reichman was eighth in the high jump, and Williams and Jones finished seventh in the pole vault.
On the boys’ side, Golding was seventh in the 800, and McIlwraith was eighth in the long jump.