Carley Vonheeder's big throw of the javelin for Plains helped the Trotters take the girls' portion of the Kim Haines Memorial Track meet at Missoula County Stadium on Saturday. Plains edged second-place Seeley-Swan, 74-71 for the team title.
The Boulder boys beat out Hamilton and Troy by a wider margin. Boulder finished at 91 points; Hamilton had 49. Troy, again powered by the successes of Sean Opland, finished third with 42 points.
Vonheeder's throw put an exclamation point on the day, though.
Her first-place toss of 141 feet, 3 1/2 inches is less than 9 feet off the state record javelin throw. State records do, however, have to be set at the state meet.
Vonheeder was joined atop the podium by fellow Trotter Leah Thompson, who won the discus and shot put.
Seeley's Cera Strumpfer won the pole vault, Alex Bohlman took the 200-yard sprint and Stephanie Robbins won the 3,200 for the Blackhawks.
Loyola Sacred Heart's Brook Kolar won the long jump, followed by her teammate Ceci Benson in second. Tessa Burke finished second in the 100-meter hurdles for the Breakers, falling to Arlee's Carly Hergett.
On the boys' side, Opland actually missed out on winning the 100, but he brought home the gold for Troy in the 200 and high jump. He finished second in two other events.
Loyola's Strother Cooper, who was the runner-up to Opland in the high jump, won the long jump with a hop of 21 feet.
Darby's John Beckers won the javelin with a throw of 153-9; Hot Springs' Trevor Paro was No. 1 in the triple jump, but the Boulder boys won five events including both relays to take the team trophy.