BUTTE -- Three members of the Helena Vigilante Runners Youth Track and Cross Country program earned USA Track and Field Montana Association Athlete of the Year honors recently.
Helena High sophomore Trey Tintinger, and Montana City's sixth-grader Logan Todorovich and second-grader Tyse Todorovich were honored in their respective divisions after standout performances at state, regional and national Junior Olympic competitions this summer.
Tintinger claimed his second consecutive high jump title at the USATF National JO Championships in Lawrence, Kansas, with a record-setting clearance of 6-feet-10 3/4 in the boys 15-16 age division. Last year, garnered the 13-14 national championship with a record 6-6 3/4.
Logan Todorovich claimed the girls 11-12 pentathlon titles at the state and regional championships with record point totals, then placed 14th with a PR 2,221 points at the USATF National JO. She also won state crowns in the 100 and 200 dashes, placed fourth in the 100 and seventh in the 200 at regionals, and was 42nd in the 100 at nationals. In the high jump, Logan finished runner-up at state and regionals. Along the way she established PRs in the 100 (13.77), 200 (29.4), 800 (2:43.91), 80 hurdles (14.74), shot put (23-0.75), high jump (4-4) and long jump (13-0.25).
Logan’s brother Tyse capped off his standout season with a sixth-place finish at National JOs in the boys 8-under shot put with a toss of 22-1 3/4. He captured state and regional titles in the shot and 100 as well, and added a state title and fourth-place regional showing in the long jump. Tyse's PRs consist of shot put (22-8), 100 (16.18) and long jump (9-3 3/4).
Over 300 Montana athletes between the ages of 7-18 years were eligible for the awards.
The USATF Montana Association Youth Division also selected Bozeman's Rosie Wallander and Mike Carignan as recipients of the 2017 Ambassador of the Year awards.