A handful of East Bullpups posted victories Tuesday as the East Middle School Invitational brought 796 athletes to the Charlie Merrifield Track inside the Gene Fogarty Complex. (Team scores; Individual results)
Butte eighth grader Cayde Stajcar led the way for the Bullpups. He had a hand in three wins on the day. Stajcar won the 100-meter dash in 12.32 seconds. He won the long jump with a mark of 19 feet, 10 ½ inches and took second in the shot put with a throw of 36-10.
Stajcar also ran a leg of Butte’s victories 400-meter relay victory. The team of Peyton Johnson, Riley Ott, Jacob Galle and Stajcar finished the race with a blistering time of 47.61 seconds to run away with the title.
Johnson also ran to third in the 400.
For East’s seventh-grade boys, Butte’s Miner Lee won the 200 meters with a time of 27.67. He also placed second in the 100 and long jump. East’s Josh Sutton won the long jump with a mark of 15-5 ¼.
The seventh-grade Bullpups won 400-meter relay, too.
Reece Cunneen placed second in the 400, Jaeger Hansen took third in the 200, and Daniel McCarthy finished third in the 100 hurdles for East.
On the girls’ side, East eighth grader Kellie Jo Carpenter won the 800 meters. She finished in 3:00.02.
East eight grader Caden Tippett took third in the shot put, classmate Arika Stajcar finished third in the javelin, and Peyton Liva took third in the 400.
Autumn Clary led East’s seventh-grade girls. She took second in the 200, third in the 400 and fifth in the 100. Allie Becker finished second in the 800, and Rylee Forbes took third in the high jump.
Montana City’s boys wont he seventh-grade title with 66 points. East took second at 59.
The Bullpups scored 39 points to finish third in the eighth-grade standings. Chief Joseph Middle School of Bozeman won with 52. Montana City scored 49.
Dillon’s girls won the team title in the seventh- and eighth-grade division. Dillon scored 65 to win in seventh grade. Montana City took second at 50. Sacajawea Middle School of Bozeman was third at 38 and Est placed fourth at 28.
Dillon scored 68 points to win the eighth-grade title. Chief Joseph was second at 53.33, and Fred Moodry of Anaconda took third at 37. East placed sixth at 17.
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