Anaconda’s Mitchell Stadium will see teams from Butte Central, Corvallis, Dillon, Hamilton and Stevensville in action for two days.
The Corvallis Blue Devils will likely be considered favorites on both sides after sweeping the team titles last year and fielding competitive teams on both sides again this year.
One of Corvallis’ biggest obstacles this weekend will be outscoring the Dillon boys.
The Beavers looked dominant at their home booster meet last weekend as they defeated the other four teams in Dillon by more than 110 points.
One of the top boys out of Dillon is sprinter Austin Carver. He is one of the top short-distance specialists in Class A. He ran 11.23 in the 100 earlier this year.
The Beavers have a returning state champion in discus in Zeke Koslosky. The future Carroll College football player will also be a contender in shot put.
Nick Paffhausen is a hurdler from Dillon that could claim some medals this weekend as well.
The Beavers also have a couple potential winners in field events in Kyle Moore and Trey Williams.
The Anaconda boys saw Bobby Smollack win a pair of golds in long jump and 300 hurdles at the Beaver Booster Meet.
The Copperheads also have a solid long-distance runner in Aiden Theard. Matt Bowdish and Ethan Blume both have a chance to place in pole vault.
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Butte Central has seen some good field performances from Zack Kasperick and Jake Simkins this year. The two were leaders for the Maroons’ football team last Fall and have done well in throwing events in track.
Kaemen Richards and Kevin Burt will also be threats to place in field events.
Out of area girls’ teams, the Anaconda squad looks to be a potential contender.
The Copperheads have the state’s top javelin thrower in Class A in Mia Estes. The junior has thrown the pole over 130 feet multiple times this year.
Long distance runner Olivia Wood always finishes among the leaders in the 1,600 and 3,200 runs.
Jacqueline Verlanic has a chance to win both the shot put and discus throws.
Anaconda has another high-point scorer in Caitlin Sullivan. She excels in javelin, jumps and pole vault.
The Dillon girls have some quality runners in Emilee Starkel, Holly Anderson and Caleigh Buckmaster.
The Beavers saw sophomore Josee Pendleton shine in discus last week with a win there.
Molly McIntyre will look to lead the Maroons on the scoreboard after a first-place finish in high jump in Dillon last weekend.
The Maroons always see quality points from junior Mariah Cooney.
The divisional track meet will start Friday at 3 p.m. It will resume at 11 a.m. on Saturday.
Southwestern A Divisional Track Meet at Anaconda’s Mitchell Stadium
3 p.m. — 100 Dash Trials
3:45 — 1,600 Finals
4:30 — 400 Finals
5:15 — 100 and 110 Hurdles Finals
5:45 — 400 Relay Finals
2:30 p.m. — Boys’ Shot Put and Pole vault; Girls’ Long Jump and Javelin
4:15 — Boys’ Long Jump; Girls’ Pole Vault and Discus
11:30 a.m. — 100 Dash Finals
12:15 p.m. — 800 Finals
1 — 300 Hurdles Finals
2 — 200 Dash Finals
2:45 — 3,200 Finals
3:45 — 1,600 Relay Finals
11 a.m. — Boys’ Javelin and Triple Jump; Girls’ High Jump and Shot Put.
1:30 — Boys’ High Jump and Discus; Girls’ Triple Jump.