The Big Sandy Mountaineer -

Pioneer Boys Bring Home 9C Silver


May 15, 2019

The Big Sandy Pioneer boys finished second at District track: Back row (L-R): Ryan Roth, Parker Proulx, Brock Proulx, Jeremiah Genereux. Front row (L-R): Clint Darlington, Cameron Schwarzbach, and Kade Strutz.

The Big Sandy boys track team captured second place at the District 9C track meet on May 8th. The team scored a total of 78 points, to edge out the tied 3rd place finishers NorthStar Knights and Chinook Sugarbeeters.

Several of the Pioneers brought home first place finishes. Clint Darlington won the triple jump with a distance of 40'4". Parker Proulx tossed the javelin to a season high finish of 157'11". Ryan Roth set another personal best in the 3200, with a time of 10:47. He added a 5th place finish in the 1600. Jeremiah Genereux grabbed a second place finish in the 1600 with a personal best time of 5.02 and third in the 3200 with a time of 11.11. Brock Proulx finished 3rd in the discus and 4th in the shot put, while teammate Kade Strutz finished 3rd in the shot put and 4th in the discus. The 4x100 relay team (Strutz, Cam Schwarzbach, P. Proulx & Darlington) raced to a 3rd place finish, while the 4x400 relay team (P. Proulx, Schwarzbach, Strutz & Roth) also finished third.

The Pioneer girls also had an impressive day, qualifying eight athletes for the divisional meet and placing fourth overall in team points. Erin Taylor finished 4th in the 100, 5th in the 400 and anchored both relay teams. Madison Terry placed 4th in the 200. Bailey Gasvoda hurdled her way to the divisional meet with second place finishes in both the 100m hurdles and the 300 m hurdles. Abriana Blanton placed 4th in the 100m hurdles and Alicia Bjornestad placed 5th. Blanton also finished 3rd in the 300m hurdles. The 4x100 relay team (Gasvoda, Terry, Anna Allderdice & Taylor) placed 4th and the 4x100 relay team (Terry, Seanna Demontiney, Blanton & Taylor) ran to a 3rd place finish.

The Pioneers move onto the Northern C Divisional Meet, held at Memorial Stadium in Great Falls on May 16th. The event will be broadcast on the NFHS network.


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