Sleeping Giant takes fourth at Livingston Jr. High track meet

Lines of middle school girls chat with one another while waiting for starting gun during the girls’ relay events at the Livingston Jr. High track meet at McLeod Field on Thursday in Livingston. Enterprise photo by Jordan P. Ingram.
Jordan P. Ingram
Enterprise Staff Writer

Hundreds of middle school athletes, families and coaches from Park and neighboring counties gathered at McLeod Field last Thursday to compete in the Livingston Jr. High track meet at Park High School. 15 members of the Rangers JV track and field team, along with countless other volunteers, helped run the all-day event.

Belgrade won the meet with 392 points ahead of Monforton (245) and Manhattan (208). Sleeping Giant Middle School came in fourth with 195 points.

Eighth grader Rainna Floyd led the Sleeping Giant girls after winning the shot put event with a toss of 29-feet and 9½-inches. Floyd also won the girls turbo jav (a softer, gentler version of the javelin) at 79-feet and six-inches and finished second in the long jump with a leap of 13-feet and 9-inches for Sleeping Giant. 

Shields Valley speedster Haven Sager cruised in the 7th-grade girls sprint events, winning the 400 at one-minute and 6.55 seconds for the Rebels. Sager and teammate Aspen Sanderson went 1-2 in the girls 200, with Sager winning at 28.62 seconds and Sanderson at 29.76 for Shields Valley. Sager also took second in the hurdles at 19.35 behind Three Forks Jasmyn Murphy (19.09).   

Morgan Fairchild of Shields Valley took second place in the 7th grade girls 100-meter dash at 13.88 behind Belgrade’s Jordan Cassidy (13.50).

Fairchild and Sager also helped the Lady Rebels win the girl’s 4x100-meter relay at 56.66 seconds, edging past Sleeping Giant at 59.02.

Gardiner’s Paige Holland took second in the 7th-grade girls triple jump with a distance of 24-feet and 10¾-inches. Marissa Taylor of Sleeping Giant was third at 24-7¾.

For the boys, 7th grader Izacrath Nohl recorded a handful of top performances in a variety of events, including taking second in the long jump at 14-feet and 11¾-inches, fourth in the triple jump at 28-05, fourth in the 100 (13.31) and third in the turbo jav (96-09) for Sleeping Giant.

Wyatt Rooney of Shields Valley was runner-up in the 7th grade boy’s 400 in 1:02.70.