BILLINGS — Athletes from 28 area schools are entered to compete in the 31st annual Midland Roundtable Top 10 track and field meet Wednesday at the Laurel Sports Complex.
The top 10 high school athletes in each event within a 150-mile radius of Billings are invited to compete. Field events are scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. with the boys pole vault and girls discus, while track events start with the girls 100-meter hurdles at 4.
The final event, the boys 1,600-meter relay, is scheduled to start at 7:15.
The meet was originally scheduled for Tuesday, but was moved back a day due to inclement weather.
Three records were set at last year’s meet, and they were all by Bozeman athletes: Camila Noe ran 4 minutes, 54.94 seconds in the girls 1,600 meters; Delaney Bahn went 19 feet, 1½ inches in the long jump; and Lucy Corbett cleared 5-7 in the high jump.
Bahn is the lone returning record-holder. She’s already gone well past last year’s mark and holds the top seed in the long jump at 19-11¼.
As with Top 10 meets, most events should be tightly contested. Here are a few examples of what’s possibly in store:
• A showdown in the boys 100 between Billings West’s Connor Ryan (10.90) and Big Timber’s Casey Gunlickson (11.02).
• West twins Willa and Maddie Albrecht are seeded 1-2 in the 200, and they always seem to have a photo finish. Just .02 seconds separate the two. Bahn, meanwhile, is close behind them (25.94).
• The top four in the boys 300 hurdles all have run sub-41:00 this season: Peter Demars of West (40.07); Bradley Graves of Huntley Project (40.26); Gunlickson (40.52); and Project’s Chris Hust (40.94.)
• Besides Bahn in the long jump, other athletes could be taking aim at meet records. Billings Skyview’s Julius Mims has high jumped 6-10 this season (the meet record is 6-9), while Project’s Emily Poole has thrown the javelin 146-6 (the girls record is 142-4, by her sister Hailey).