BOZEMAN — Twins Corbin and Tanner Wood from Ennis made history Saturday by becoming the first brothers to win a state track and field championship by themselves, and they also became the highest-scoring duo to pull off the feat, according to Steve Yockim of TrackMontana.
Corbin scored 45 points and Tanner added 14 as the Mustangs took the gold in the Class C meet in Great Falls. They were the only two Ennis boys in the competition.
The last time a duo pulled off such a feat was in 2007, when Ryan Ketterling (30 points) and Jess Graber (14) did it for Joliet. The last girls to do it were Veronica Peterson (24 points) and Stacey Caldwell of Cut Bank in 1988; the only other girls to serve up such a one-two punch were Alane Schwartz (21) and Kris Wilson (2) of Dutton in 1987.
A certain future University of Montana coach of some renown named Robin Selvig also did it for Outlook High School in 1970, scoring 22 of his team's 25 title points.
And yes, single athletes have won crowns for their schools as well, though not as impressively as Corbin Wood.
Todd Reich of Hot Springs did it in back-to-back years (1988-89), scoring 24 points the first year and 30 the next. Three other solo performers achieved the feat, according to TrackMontana: Eugene Fleming of Lincoln in 1941 (18 points), Leon Connor of Victor in 1948 (20) and Terry Schlabs of Medicine Lake in 1969 (26).