Siewing Siblings Sweep Shot Put Events at Northern B; Malta Heads to State
May 24, 2023
The Malta track teams competed in the Northern B Divisional last Saturday, May 20, in Great Falls.
The M-ettes took third place in the Womens' meet as a team with 85 points and the Mustangs were sixth in the Mens' meet with 43 points.
Malta will be sending a total of 17 athletes to the State B Track Meet in Butte this weekend. The event starts on Thursday, May 25, and concludes on Saturday, May 27.
"I thought the teams performed really well," Malta Head Coach Desiree Egger said. "To come off of a week where we didn't have practice because of the weather and air quality is tough sometimes. They came down and I am super impressed with our freshmen. We have some good senior leaders, as in elders, but our freshmen really stepped up to the plate and did really well this weekend at divisionals."
The Womens' meet was won by the Glasgow Lady Scotties, who had 130.5 points. Conrad was second with 100 points, Malta was third with 85, Choteau was fourth with 56 points, Cut Bank was fifth with 46 points, and Poplar was sixth with 25 points.
For the third year in a row, M-ette Tia Siewing, a senior, has won the Northern B shot put title. This year, she won the event with a throw of 35-4.5. She also won the discus title with a personal best of 106-3.
"I think that Tia really wanted to go out this year and prove something," Coach Egger said. "She definitely got that done."
She said that she and her brother TJ Siewing, a freshman who won the boys shot put title are really incredible athletes and throwers, and really coachable.
The long relay team consisting of freshman Brooklyn Knowles, freshman Neva Jacobson, junior Gracie Honey, and freshman Karlie LaBrie won the event with a tie of 4 minutes, 27.33 seconds.
Senior Allison Kunze was second in triple jump with a mark left at 32-4.5. She was third in triple jump with a leap of 15-6 and fifth in the 200 with a season record of 28.83.
Junior Giona Lamb was second in shot put with a personal best of 34-9.5.
Honey was second in the 800 with a personal best of 2:27.59 and fifth in the 400 with a new best of 1:04.78.
Freshman Denvyr Tuss was third in shot put with a throw of 33-9.
Senior Lauren Tuss was fifth in shot put with a new personal best of 32-7.5 and sixth in discus with a throw of 89-1.
Junior Addison Ulrich had a personal best in the 100 of 13.56. She placed fifth in the event.
Knowles took fifth in javelin with a throw of 96-9.5.
The short relay consisting of Knowles, Ulrich, Jacobson, and Kunze was fifth with a time of 53.97.
Glasgow also won the Mens' meet with 127.33 points, Shelby was second with 71, Conrad was third with 67.33, Wolf Point was fourth with 67, Fairfield was fifth with 48, and Malta was sixth with 43.
Freshman TJ Siewing was Malta's lone champion, winning the Northern B Shot Put event with a personal best of 42-3, a mark almost two and a half feet further than his mark at the District Meet.
"It wasn't just a personal record, it was a great personal record for him," Coach Egger said.
Senior Gavin Slade qualified for two individual events. He was second in shot put with a throw of 41-5 and fifth in javelin with a throw of 135-8.
"He has excelled in (running and throwing events), but it's really good to see him get out there, especially in javelin," Coach Egger said.
Junior Kyle Darrington qualified in the 100, 200, and 400 run events. He was third in the 100 with a time of 11.65, third in the 400 with a personal best of 52.38, and fourth in the 200 with a time of 23.62.
Freshman Dawson Hammond was fifth in the 200 with a personal best of 24.02 and sixth in the 400 with a new best of 53.68.
Senior Draven Lageson was fifth in shot put with a throw of 39-5.25.
The short relay consisting of freshman Dawson Hammond, Darrington, freshman Rylee Brusse, and Slade was fifth with a time of 46.22.
Though they didn't qualify, the boys long relay, a team consisting of Kael Young, Sonny Grey, Michael Mayer, and Kash Stiles was eighth with a time of 4:02.02, a new best by twenty seconds.
Coach Egger expressed pride in her teams, and looks forward to seeing how they do in the future.