Helena High freshman harrier Kylie Hartnett sprinted to the front of the pack at the start of the Mountain West Classic, and went on to place eighth and lead the Lady Bengals to a sixth-place showing in the prestigious Missoula event.
Hartnett posted a PR of 18:54 to finish ahead of teammates Katelyn McKay, in 39th at 20:10, Kyle Wetzel (53rd) in 20:21 and Rylie Schoenfeld in 60th at 20:27.
HHS posted a score of 328 points, as Hellgate (50 points) edged Bozeman (54) for the title.
Jonah Fisher paced Helena’s boys to 12th place (402 points) with a time of 16:50 to take 31st place. He was followed by stablemates Zane Roush in 47th at 17:03, and Clayton Ryerson placing 71st. Trystan Brewer came in 106th.
Spokane's Lewis and Clark (85 points) and Central Valley (112) went 1-2, with Bozeman placing third (127).
Capital’s girls came in 16th with 497 points, and were led by Emma Rohrer-Fitzhugh (20:21) in 55th place. Next came the Lady Bruins’ Willa McArdle (21:00) in 87th and Zoey Wall in 97th.
Jesse McMurtrey clocked a 16:57 and took 38th to lead Capital’s boys, who also finished 16th. Fellow Bruins Peter Lund and Danny Leas came in 93rd and 127th.
Capital spikers win 15th game of season
The Capital High volleyball team swept Missoula Big Sky on the road Saturday, winning in three straight sets 25-13, 25-15, 25-14.
The Lady Bruins — who were ranked No. 1 in the state prior to Tuesday's crosstown loss to No. 2 Helena High — improve to 15-2 overall, and 5-1 in conference play.
Sarah Ashley and Emily Kidder paced CHS' attack with nine kills apiece, with Audrey Hofer passing for 27 assists. Ashley had eight digs and four service aces, while Hofer also posted four aces.
The Lady Eagles were led by Shelby Lenox's 10 digs.
"It's great to see our team bounce back from a disappointing loss earlier in the week," Capital coach Rebecca Cleveland said. "We played with unity and consistency, and Emily and Sarah were ... hitting smart and aggressive at the net."
— Curt Synness, 406mtsports.com
Carroll women blow out Warner Pacific
Capital High graduate Ashley Carlson had two goals as the Carroll College women's soccer team blanked Warner Pacific University 5-0 Saturday in Helena.
Also scoring for the Saints were Payton Netz, Kirsten Girolami and Charly Clements, while Devan Murfitt earned the shutout in goal.
The Saints' next match is Friday when they travel to Billings to take on Rocky Mountain College. The game is slated to start at 5 p.m.
Stillwater sweeps Helena Christian
The Stillwater Christian volleyball team defeated Helena Christian in three sets Saturday, 25-7, 25-13, 25-13.
In boys soccer action, Helena Christian suffered two goalie injuries in an 8-2 loss to Stillwater.