BC varsity, Butte High JV get in work

The Butte High and Butte Central track teams put in a day’s work at a small meet with Boulder and Deer Lodge at Bulldog Memorial Stadium Thursday.

The Bulldogs held out most of their varsity athletes for the meet, which was not scored.

A handful of athletes put up solid numbers on the cloudy, breezy day.

Marcus Ferriter and Kyle Harrington of Butte Central both posted double wins in the meet, as did Mitchell Harper and Abby Dodge of Butte High.

Harrington won the 100- and 200-meter races. He took the top spot in the 100 with a state-qualifying time of 11.49 seconds. He won the 200 in 23.75.

Ferriter opened some eyes with impressive marks to win the shot put and discus. He won the shot put with a mark of 45 feet, 11 1/2 inches. He threw the discus 140-1. Both marks are just short o qualifying for state.

Harper claimed the 110 hurdles with a time of 18.14. He won the high jump by clearing 5-10.

Also for the Butte High boys, Shannon Tempel, who transferred from Butte Central at the semester, won the 400 in 54.43. Damien Hayden won the long jump in 19-3 1/2, and Kiley Caprara topped the field in the triple jump in 39-7.

On the girls’ side, Dodge highlighted Butte High’s day by winning the high jump and the long jump. She cleared 5 feet in the high jump and leaped 15-8 1/2 in the long jump.

Kaileigh Shuty-Fogerty claimed victory in the 200 in 31.02. Bailee Hanson won the 400 in 1:03:43.

For Butte Central’s girls, Rachael McGree won the 100 hurdles with a state-qualifying time of 16.14. Whitney McGree’s time of 13.59 seconds won the 100, and Rachel Banks’ 6:55.05 bested the field in the 1,600.

Also Chandra McCurdy won the javelin with a mark of 112-03, which was just shy of the state qualifying mark.

Butte High is back in action Saturday when the Bulldogs head to Helena. Coach Arie Grey said his full varsity squad will compete.

The Maroons are off until after the Easter break. BC opted to compete Thursday instead of Saturday in Missoula, as originally scheduled.

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