Bennett County track opener: Eden Fanning sizzles while Tee Allen gets state qualifier

Bennett County freshman, Eden Fanning won the 100 meters at the Bill Pistulka Invite on Saturday. At right, Bennett County senior Tee Allen opened his high jump season with a leap of 6-foot-2 which is a state qualifier.

By Rich Winter

Right out of the gate Saturday, an explosive burst from Bennett County freshman, Eden Fanning running a 13.26 100 meters to win that event at the Bill Pistulka meet in Winner. Colome had two girls, state track qualifiers in the field and they finished well back with times of 13.51 and 13.91. That is an extremely fast time for this early as Fanning gets the nod as the early Region 7A 100 meter favorite.

Nicole Porch with a strong opener


Porch, seen here running the 800 meters, finished 3rd in this event with a rock-solid 2:34 performance.

In the 400 meters, Porch finished 3rd with another great opener of 67 seconds.

Other BC girls placings:

300 hurdles - Jessica Begeman 7th


4x100 relay: Bennett County 2nd, 56.08

Bailey May had an 81’ toss in the discus…solid, finished 11th

Freshman Stefonna Salomon 6th in the High Jump 4’2”

Bennett County boys placings:

100 meters - Tee Allen 8th - 11.98

400 meters: Freshman Justin White Plume 7th, 61 seconds

800 meters: Jared Harris, 8th 2:26

1600 meters: Mason Heath, 6th - 5:06 8th-grader (I am very excited to see the running future of this young man..Tough guy, 8th-grader)

3200 meters: 9th-grader Brendan Poor Bear, 7th - 13:02 (Nice early time)

3200 meter relay: Bennett County, 3rd - 10:07

Spring Medley: Bennett County, 2nd 4:07

Shot Put - DeAndre Cottier, 7th 37’

High jump: Tell Allen, 2nd - 6-foot’2 (Automatic state qualifier)

A lot of good placing and solid openers. Looking for both boys and girls teams to have some major contenders by the start of Region 7A track.

Some random photos of Bennett County athletes through the lens of Kernit Grimshaw