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Wolves wrap up season at Class B State Meet

Eleven Three Forks High School Track and Field team members ended their 2023 at last week's Class B State Meet at Bulldog Memorial Stadium in Butte.

"For our kids that made it, they competed well and overcame delays or weather. I'm so proud of them for making it and getting the opportunity to represent Three Forks," said Head Coach Casey McWethy.

Bryon Fanning and Beau Johnston finished the season in style with a place on the podium in the 3200 meters. Fanning finished fourth with a PR of 10:13.39, and Johnston was sixth at 10:16.99.

"I love watching those two compete. Yesterday it was so interesting to see the individual races within the big one. Beau came out with an attacking mentality and ran strong with the first group that broke away. Bryon was calculated and kicked hard near the end, and it worked for him. Great to see their hard work show in meets," McWethy said.

Fanning was 10th in the 1600 at 4:48.97, and Johnston was 16th with a time of 4:57.96.

Michael McIlwraith ended his Three Forks career with a ninth-place finish in the long jump at 19-01.00. He also finished 17th in the 400 meters with a time of 54.55.

On the girl's side, Kylie Rowan ended the season with two top-ten finishes in Butte. Rowan was seventh in the discus at 102-02 and eighth in the shot put at 34-05.5.

Bella Jones finished 10th in 800 meters with a time of 2:27.34. The 4x400 relay team of Zandra Potts, Devynn Judd, Jones, and Hailey Williams finished in tenth place at 4:21.59.

Brielle Davis was eighth in the javelin at 110-11 and finished 18th in the discus at 85-09. Morgan Carr was 12th in the discus at 95-10 and 18th in the shot put with a throw of 29-09.5.

Maya Noble finished 15th in the pole vault with a PR of 8-06.

McWethy said his first year as a coach in Three Forks was a learning experience and praised the seniors on the 2023 team.

"When I can see seniors with standards as high as those they had this year, it's special. They set the bar for all. Each athlete who comes through now will have to rise up because the standard was risen. Thanks to them," he said. "We are already thinking about next year and growing our numbers and getting 20 kids to state."