Thatcher, Holter post wins at Bozeman track meet

Thatcher, Holter post wins at Bozeman track meet

BOZEMAN — Butte Central athletes Cutter Thatcher and Cade Holter had a big day to lead the Maroons at the Bozeman Quadrangular Saturday at a cold and windy Van Winkle Stadium.

Competing against Helena Capital, Great Falls High, Belgrade and Bozeman, Thatcher won the 400-meter race, while Holter topped the field in the javelin.

Thatcher, a junior, finished the 400 in 52.63 seconds. He also placed third in the long jump and fourth in the triple jump.

Holter heaved the javelin 164 feet, 9 inches for the Maroon boys, who placed fourth out of five teams.

Bozeman won the boys’ race with 167 points. Capital was next at 77.5, followed by Great Falls at 47.5, BC at 38 and Belgrade at 28. (Results)

Aaron Richards took second in the shot put and fourth in the discus, while BC teammate Ryan Wahl placed third in the discus and seventh in the shot.

Egan Lester had a solid day with sixth-place showings in the 400 and high jump. Also for BC, Clay Fisher, who ran to 12th in the crowded 100 field, placed ninth in the 400.

Bozeman won the team the girls’ team race with 169 points. Capital was second at 116.5, followed by Great Falls High at 39, Belgrade at 29.5 and BC with 2.

Lindsay McGree placed sixth in the 100 and triple jump for the Maroon girls.

Savannah Parks ran to fourth in the 3,200 and 11th in the 1,600 for BC, while Cheyanne Parks took eighth in the 400. Rileigh McGree jumped to 10th place in the long jump.

Jaci Stillwagon placed just out of the top 10 in three events, taking 11th in the shot and discus and 13th in the javelin. Amira Bolton placed 11th in the high jump.

Butte Central will compete with Butte High and Bozeman in a meet on the Charlie Merrifield inside the Gene Fogarty Complex on Tuesday.

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