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Baker won the girls title when the team hosted its first home meet of the season April 17.

The Spartans scored 74 points to claim the top spot over Colstrip (60) and Glasgow (52), while Circle (48) and Custer County (47) rounded out the top five teams in the 17-school field.

The Spartans got a pair of relay wins, along with victories in field events to come out on top in the scoring race.

Competing at Schillinger Field, the Spartans got wins in both the long jump and the triple jump from Peyton Janeway.

Janeway won the long jump with a 16 foot, 4.5 inch effort, while Saraya Afrank (14-8.25) and Anika Ploeger (14-7.25) placing fifth and sixth. In District 3, Baker has the top three spots with Janeway, Afrank and Ploeger.

In the triple jump, Janeway won the competition with a personal best of 35-3.5, while Ploeger was second with a 33-10 effort. The Baker duo are also the top triplers in the district.

Janeway also added a second place finish in the high jump with a 4-6 clearance. All three of the top competitors cleared 4-6, but Cassandra Schiffer of Forsyth got the win on fewer misses. Janeway tied with Alora Baker of Custer County.

The Spartans got another win in the field events when Emily Shumaker threw 122-7 in the javelin – 15 feet ahead of the nearest competitor. Her personal best is 123-1.

In the District 3 competition, Baker had four throwers leading the list – with Shumaker on top. Second on the district list in the javelin is Gabriella Qualley with a 83-9 throw, followed by McKenna Griffith (80-6) and Sophia Dulin (76-5).


In the Baker Invitational, the Spartans easily won the 4x400 meter relay with a time of 4:20.50 – with the team of Ploeger, Afrank, Janeway and Ashlyn Lutts winning by more than 16 seconds over the next team.

It also was the fastest time in District 3.

The quartet of Lutts, Afrank, Emilia Cuppy and Ploeger gave the Spartans another easy win in the 4x100 meter relay. The foursome finished with a time of 52.79 – the fastest time in the district.


Cuppy was the top Baker finisher in the 200 meters, placing seventh with a time of 29.88 seconds.She also placed eighth in the 100 meters with a time 14.06 second.

Lutts was Baker’s top finisher in the 100 meters, placing fourth in 13.71 seconds, while Afrank  was fifth in 13.89 seconds.

The team is scheduled to compete in the Sidney Invitational Saturday, then head to Glendive on May 1 for the Elks Invitational track meet.


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