Hillcrest defends title at Grade School Track Meet

Hillcrest defends title at Grade School Track Meet
Ellie Yates of Hillcrest runs to victory in her heat in the fourth grade girls' 100-meter race Wednesday on the Charlie Merrifield Track. Also shown are Harper Harryman, left, of Whittier, and Keyirra Worth of West. (Bill Foley photo)

The cold, wet and windy weather was less-than ideal for a track meet Wednesday at the Charlie Merrifield Track inside the Gene Fogarty Complex.

The Hillcrest Hornets, though, still showed why they are the city’s best. The Hornets once again defended their title at the Grade School Track Meet.

Hillcrest racked up 460 team points to run away with the title at the meet hosted by the Butte Athletic Council. Wittier placed a distant second at 241, followed by Margaret Leary at 224.

West Elementary placed third at 190.5, followed by Butte Central at 136, Emerson at 117.5, Kennedy at 34 and Ramsay at 15.

No records fell on the day as 503 young athletes showcased their talent in front of the large crowd.

Whittier’s Brityn Stewart and Sam Sampson captured the pentothal championships.

Steward scored 48 points in her five events to win the girl’s title. Corine Fredlund of West took second at 33. Dylann Bartoletti of Margaret Leary placed third at 30.

Sampson’s 42 points was two better than Hillcrest athlete Burke McGruder’s 40. Karson Pumnea of West placed third at 19.

Team scores

Individual results

Pentathlon scores

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