Eighth grader Kyle Gilbert competes in the long jump. [ FCHS Athletic Department ]
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Seahawk long distance runners shine at Bozeman

The long distance runners did well for the Franklin County High School track team at the March 23 Bozeman Invitational, led by a first-place finish for sophomore Josiah Friddle in the 3,200-meters.

Friddle ran a 11:36.79 in the 3,200, which is roughly two miles. “Josiah had his strongest 3200 yet, hitting a personal best after running the 4×800 and the 1600, which isn’t easy to do,” said coach Anna Bull.

In the 1,600 meters, Friddle ran seventh, with a time of 5:29.05, about three seconds faster that eighth grader Nathaniel Cabrera, who finished with a 5:31.96.

In the 1,600 meters, eighth grader Addyson Paul ran a 6:50.31 to finish fifth, while seventh grader Isabella Polous was seventh, with a time of 6:56.95.

Bull’s 4X800 meter relay squads each did well, with the girls finishing in second with a 13:26.99 time, and the boys in third with a 10:49.30 time.  “We had solid anchor legs from both Josiah and Bella,” said Bull. “Addy Paul had a personal best in the 800 in that race as well.

“Having our distance runners spend time focusing on some of these shorter races has really improved their speed,” she said.

In the 200 meters, sixth grader Amelia Wolferseder posted her best-ever time. “She had a personal record of 30.91, taking over a second off, which is a big jump in a race that short,” said Bull.

Here are the results of the March 23 Bozeman Invitational:


100 METER: 15th) Sixth grader Amelia Wolferseder 15.04; 26th) Seventh grader Kenslie Harris 16.04; 28th) Seventh grader Reese Cargill 17.38

200 METER: 13th) Wolferseder, 30.91; 26th) Harris 32.62; 28th) Eighth grader Kate Ward, 33.14; 32nd) Cargill, 35.64; 34th) Eighth grader Maddie Lolley 38.28

400 METER: 15th) Ward, 1:19.77; 16th) Eighth grader Riley Hollenbeck 1:20.14; 22nd) Lolley, 1:33.60; 23rd) Seventh grader Payton Wood, 1:34.98

800 METER: 15th) Seventh grader Baileigh Dasher, 3:31.87

1600 METER: 5th) Eighth grader Addyson Paul, 6:50.31; 7th) Seventh grader Isabella Polous, 6:56.95

4X800 RELAY: 2nd) 13:26.99

LONG JUMP: 8th) Wolferseder, 3.72m; 13th) Hollenbeck, 3.53m

DISCUS: 12th) Sixth grader Zoe Everett, 14.05m: 14th) Eighth grader Sheyanne Russell, 11.91m; 15th) Lolley, 10.9m; 16th) Sixth grader Maelynn Wilson 10.39m

SHOT PUT: 10th) Sixth grader Madison Petty, 5.85m; 14th) Everett, 4.49m; 16th) Sixth grader Makenley O’Neal, 4.37m; 17th) Wilson, 3.85m


100 METER: 35th) Eighth grader Kyle Gilbert 13.83

200 METER: 26th) Gilbert, 28.27; 30th) Sophomore Jayden Gray, 34.98; 31st) Seventh grader Silas Scroggins, 35.11

400 METER: 9th) Sophomore Dexton Teat, 1:00.23; 11th) Senior Joshua Greer, 1:00.57; 35th) Freshman Troy Mckenzie, 1:05.02; 22nd) Freshman Seth Thomas, 1:23.69

800 METER: 25th) Eighth grader John Shiver, 3:01.57; 29th) Sixth grader Easton Johnson, 3:19.34

1600 METER: 7th) Sophomore Josiah Friddle, 5:29.05; 8th) Eighth grader Nathaniel Cabrera, 5:31.96

3200 METER: 1st) Friddle, 11:36.79

4X800 METER RELAY: 3rd) 10:49.30

LONG JUMP: 11th) Teat, 5.17m; 12th) Greer, 4.84m; 14th) Gilbert, 4.44m

DISCUS: 10th) Seventh grader Lucas Downing, 21.34m; 14th) Junior Bentley Braswell, 14.96m

JAVELIN: 8th) Greer, 25.32m

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