Here are the candidates for SBLive’s Montana High School Athlete of the Week for May 2-8 as nominated by fans, readers and SBLive’s staff. Read through the nominees and cast your vote at the bottom of the page. Voting will conclude on Sunday at 11:59 p.m and the winner will be announced Monday, May 16th. If you would like to nominate an athlete, please email email@example.com tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sblivemt.
THIS WEEK’S MONTANA ATHLETE OF THE WEEK NOMINEES:
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Rhett Reynolds, Shelby boys track and field: Leapt a state-best this spring of six feet, nine inches in the high jump at the BHM Meet.
Jackson Triepke, Hellgate boys track and field: Tied for the win in the 1,600 meters at the Archie Roe meet in a state-best this spring of 4:15.04.
Sam Ells, Glacier boys track and field: Tied for the win in the 1,600 meters at the Archie Roe meet in a state-best this spring of 4:15.04.
Kensey May, Hellgate girls track and field: Ran a state-best this spring, and personal record, 5:01.45 in the 1,600 meters at the Archie Roe meet.
Odessa Zentz, Helena girls track and field: Ran a state-best 57.00 seconds in the 400 meters, a personal best, to win a tri-team meet.
Jamie Whitedirt, Colstrip girls track and field: At the Al Walker Memorial, sent the shotput a personal record and state best 44 feet, 10 inches.
Daeja Fike, Laurel girls track and field: Threw the javelin state-best 143-11 at the Midland Roundtable Top 10 meet.
Piper Chartier, Skyview softball: Had a huge game in a 16-14 come-from-behind victory over Great Falls, hitting two home runs as part of her four hits and tallying five RBI.
Rylie Schlepp, Helena softball: Threw a complete game, striking out 15, to beat Flathead 11-2 and complete a three-game winning week for Helena.
Taiya Gaptill, Hardin girls tennis: Won both of her No. 1 singles matches at the Mayfair Invitational on Saturday, beating Dillon’s Emma Mitchell 6-4, 4-6 (8); and Havre’s Rayna Johnson 7-6 (7-3), 6-3.