By Tiffany L. Rehbein
Michele Van Dyke set a new Class C record in the high jump at five feet, seven and one-half inches at the state meet held during the weekend at Bozeman.
The sophomore, with teammates Carlane Jensen and Maci Tempel paced the Chester Coyotes, who placed fourth with 37 points at the meet.
Jensen, a junior, placed first in the javelin with a toss of 126-6. She collected points in the triple jump and shot put.
Tempel helped the Coyotes, who won the Northern Division title, with a sixth-place finish in the 400 meters.
The Coyote boys finished with 22 points, led by Jeff Graham.
Graham won the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 39.66. He placed third in the 400 meters.
Big Sandy's Jenny Silvan placed first in the pole vault at 9-6. She placed fifth in the 100-meter hurdles. Big Sandy had 12 points at the meet.
On the boys' side, Mace Mangold placed second in the pole vault, finishing day one at 13 feet, nine inches. He was edged, for the second straight year, by Rafe Espinoza of Arlee, who won at the height of 14 feet.
Freshman Kim Berg of KG placed fifth in the javelin with a toss of 121-10. Lindsey Letang gave the Blue Sky Eagles four points behind her fourth-place finish in the 1,600 meters. Letang ran the race in five minutes, 44.12 seconds.
Harlowton won the girls' title for the second straight year with 129 points. Manhattan Christian placed second with 58 points, and Charlo was third with 50 points.