On track for success

The Montana State Class C track and field competition takes place May 28-29 in Missoula. The top seven athletes from each divisional event move on to the grand finale. Here’s a list of the talented Madison County athletes that made the cut.

Ennis Mustangs

Megan Knack – 3rd place 300m hurdles

On track

Chalk it up to all that fresh, Madison County air – a number of our high schools’ track and field competitors are leading the way in the Class C Western rankings. With several meets under their belts, here’s where they landed as of April 26, according to

*Bold numbers denote standings statewide.


Flying Falcons

Twin Bridges track and field athletes performed well at the April 16 meet held at Park High in Livingston with girls placing second out of 10 teams with 94.5 points and boys placing third out of nine with 99 points. A number of personal records were made, as well as a school record in the 800-meter race.

Back on track

Sheridan track and fielders bounced back after a missed year of competition at the Frenchtown track and field meet on April 9. Unlike many early meets, where snow and wind greet competitors, the day of competition was held on a beautiful Montana spring day. It was a warm welcome for the athletes who had an unexpected year off last season.

Track Coach Heather Tyler-Hjelle and Layne and Verne Homner at the 2018 divisional track meet. PHOTO COURTESY HEATHER TYLER-HJELLE

Off and running

Grab your discus – after missing out last season due to Covid, track and field season is back and underway. To usher in the spring sport, Harrison Track and Field Head Coach Heather Tyler-Hjelle held a throwing clinic on March 20, inviting other districts to join in.

Harrison’s Layne Homner throws the shot put at Bozeman’s TFMC invitational on Saturday, April 6. Homner finished second with a season-best throw of 42 feet 2 inches. (A. Christensen photos)

Track season off to a running start

BOZEMAN—Madison County athletes joined teams from Broadwater, Manhattan, Butte, West Yellowstone and White Sulphur Springs for the kickoff to the 2019 track and field season. Bozeman High School hosted the TFMC Invitational on Saturday, April 6, and hundreds of athletes took advantage of clear skies to log early-season marks.

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