Montabella girl runners win MSAC again

By Chip Burch • Last Updated 12:22 pm on Monday, June 29, 2015

BLANCHARD — Montabella’s girls track team showed just how good they are for the second year in a row.

The Mustang girls won the Mid-State Activities Conference for the second years in a row.

“The girls won the MSAC for the second consecutive year winning this year by over 80 points,” coach Dan Gibson said. “We had 11 girls qualify for the state finals in seven events.”

The boys weren’t so lucky, ending up fourth in the six-team conference.

“The season went well,” Gibson said.

The Montabella girls were also record-setters, Gibson noted.

“We broke school records in the high jump and the 4-by-100 (400-meter relay),” he said.

The high jump record is now owned by Bri Carson at 4-11 and Brynn Lobert, Gabby Dobbrastine, Shiane Hallock and Eryn Raglin ran in 52.64 for the other record.

Montabella’s girls also won seven events in the MSAC.

The Mustang boys won only two events: the 400-meter relay and the 800-meter relay.

Gibson noted the standout runners on both teams.

“Joel Bucao and Jake Korte showed a lot of improvement in the 200 and relays and Kelton Eldred ran some great 400s and relays,” he said. “Zack Taubitz was great in the pole vault, long jump and high jump as well as running the 400 relay.”

On the girls side, there were lots of standouts.

“Kensi Garvey (800), Bri Carson (high jump) and the 4-by-100 relay team earned All-State Honors,” he said. “Maliena Sheehan did not qualify for state but had an outstanding year in the 100 hurdles, 300 hurdles and long .ump (15-9).”

Gibson said there will be lots of runners coming back next season.

“We return quite a few athletes including Bucao, Korte and Eldred but

need more depth to contend next year,” he said of the boys.

“We should have a great (girls) team again next year as almost all of our major point scorers return and we should be adding a few outstanding athletes to give us more depth.”

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