The Darby boys made sure the West won a team title at the Seeley Swan Invitiational on Saturday at Missoula County Stadium. The Fort Benton girls from Choteau County took the other top team honor.
Both Fort Benton and Darby edged Bigfork, which finished second in both the boys and girls. The Tigers edged the Vikings, 54-52; Fort Benton topped the Valkyries, 70-64.
Darby did its damage in the hurdles and long-distance events. Kye McCollaum won both the 110 and 300 hurdles, posting a 17.16 time in the former and 42.80 in the latter. Evan Duggan finished first in the 3,200 and second in the 1,600, falling to Bigfork's Logan Morley's time of 4:36.77 in the metric mile.
Morley also won the 800, as did his sister, Bryn, on the girls' side. Anya Young made it a clean sweep for Bigfork in the 1,600, winning at 5:26.05.
Drummond's Mark Estes was a three-time winner for Drummond in the 100-meter and 200-meter sprints, as well as the triple jump. The Trojans tied with Florence, which had success in the relays, for third place overall.
Carson Katen and Dean Klakken ran the first two legs of the winning 400 relay for Florence, and the last two legs of the 1,600 relay, which also was claimed by the Falcons. Caden Venters was on the winning 400 relay team, and he also threw the javelin 156 feet, to win that event.
Drummond's Claire Fickler ran the fastest 100-meter dash, clocking in at 13.22 seconds. She edged Bigfork's Haile Norred by .11 seconds.
Leah Thompson was the only two-time winner on the girls' side, winning both the shot put and discus. She threw the shot 38 feet, 7 inches. She also threw the javelin 21 feet further than anyone else, finishing with a first-place toss of 129-3.