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The Capital High girls ran away with the title at the Butte Invitational Track & Field Meet on Saturday, scoring 207.2 points, while outdistancing runner-up CM Russell by more than 110 points at 96.

Capital's boys placed runner-up in their meet, scoring 104 points. CMR won the event at 170.5.

The Lady Bruins captured six individual events, including Elena Carter in the 100 meter hurdles (15.64) and long jump (16-6), McKinlee Mihelish in the 400 run (1:02.48), Alana Tonidandel in the 1,600 (5:41.46), Hannah Rohrer-Fitzhugh in the 3,200 (12:20.03) and Abigail Harmon in the 300 hurdles (49.35).

Carter and runner-up Melissa Moreni (16.29) both qualified in the high hurdles for the State Meet.

Capital also swept both relays. The foursome of Leigha Carter, Elena, Harmon and Katie Culver won the 400 relay, while Jenna Lauf, Mikal Mihelish, McKinlee and Harmon captured the 1,600 relay.

On the boys side, Justin Jenks garnered the shot put with a heave of 57 feet, 10 inches, and placed second in the discus, breaking his own school record with a toss of 170-2. Teammate Alec Ladas claimed the 300 hurdles victory in 42.51.

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Capital won the 1,600 relay as well, and took second in the 400 relay.

Townsend, which placed third with 74 points, was led by Kameron Rauser, who captured the 400 open in 51.85; and Tyson Racht, placing runner-up in both hurdles races and the triple jump.

Broadwater's Grace McDonnell garnered the 800 in the girls meet, with a 2:34.64.

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