Denton runner places first in two races at Top 10 meet

Charlie Denison

Denton runner Kordell Carpenter competes at a recent Fergus Invitational track meet. Carpenter took first place in the 800-meter run and the 1,600-meter run at the Cascade Top Ten Tuesday at Memorial Stadium in Great Falls.

Photo by Doreen Heintz


 Kordell Carpenter went all out Tuesday, taking first place in the 800-meter and 1,600-meter races at the Cascade Top 10 meet at Memorial Stadium in Great Falls.

Running a 2:06.91, Carpenter was nearly two seconds ahead of second place runner Jacob Jessen of Winnett-Grass Range, who ran an impressive 2:08.79.

A number of Central Montanans also scored well in their respective matches. Sawyer Connerton of Hobson, for example, ran the 200-meter race in 24.63, taking eighth place. In the 800-meter, Harry Green of Belt took sixth place, reaching the finish line in 2:11.46. Green also took fourth place in the 1,600-meter run, scoring a 4:54.56. 

Fellow Belt athlete Keagan Stroop took second in the race with a time of 4:44.47, which only Carpenter could beat. Stroop also took second place in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 10:24.92. In that same race, Stroop’s teammate Robbie Gliko took fifth place with a time of 11:21.42. 

Belt had a good day at the Top 10, especially in the field events, thanks to Jaren Maki, who placed in shot put, javelin and discus (fifth place, third place and second place). Marcus Acarda of Roy-Winifred also placed in shot put, taking eighth place

In the 110 hurdles, Belt’s Adam Langston took fifth place with a time of 17.97. Belt athlete Jess Bodner also placed, taking sixth place in the triple jump. 

Lastly, the Belt ‘A’ relay team also did well, taking sixth place in the 1,600 relay.

Belt, Hobson score some first-place finishes

Central Montana girl runners and field event competitors also had a good showing in Great Falls. Belt’s Sara Anderson took first place in the 300-meter hurdles with an impressive time of 48.37. Brooke Schraner, also of Belt, took sixth in the competition with a time of 54.09. 

Anderson also took fifth in the 200-meter run at 27.60. Hobson’s Sami Connerton took seventh in that race with a time of 28.49. Belt’s Adelle Meissner was behind them, taking ninth with a time of 29.14.

Hobson’s Connerton also placed in the 400-meter race, taking sixth place with a time of 1:05.37.7. Right behind her, in seventh place, was Moore’s Sierra Durbin with a time of 1:06.51.

Connerton wasn’t the only Hobson runner to place Tuesday, as Kristen Vincent took seventh in the 800-meter run with a time of 2.38.41.

In the 3,200-meter race, Kolby Pimperton of Belt took fourth place with a time of 13:39.85. Claire Stevenson of Hobson placed ninth in the race with a time of 16:01.97.

In the field events, Hobson’s Kristen Vincent beat all the competition, taking first place with a 5-00 jump. Belt also had a first-place field event finisher, as Dani Urick took top honors in the javelin throw with a distance of 140-08.25. Urick’s teammate Kerstyn Pimperton also did well in the contest, taking fourth place. Cassidy Randel of Denton-Geyser placed ninth. Randel took third place in the shot put category, edging Urick, who took fourth.



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