Scott City’s track and field teams had one less day to prepare for the Class 3A regionals as meet officials moved the event from Friday to Thursday in advance of forecasted inclement weather.

The Beavers came home from a long road trip of 218 miles to Beloit with the boys team title in hand, scoring 110 points to runner-up Colby’s 61, while the girls had a solid day with 53 points, good for fourth place in the team chase. Norton garnered the top spot there with 80 points, just ahead of runner-up Sterling’s 78.

On the boys side, coach Jim Turner welcomed back Marshall Faurot, who has been out with an injury, and the junior qualified in the three events in which he competed — second in the pole vault (14-00), first in the 110-meter hurdles (14.81) and fourth in the high jump (6-0).

“He did just enough to qualify, and when we knew he had a place, he didn’t do any more vaults or jumps,” Turner said of Faurot, whose season bests are 16-00 in the vault and 6-06 in the high jump.

The Beavers also had the benefit of distance ace Jack Thomas in the lineup for the 4x800-meter relay, where he was part of the winning team that clocked an 8:22.28 with teammates Kaden Wren, Adrian Ruelas and Wyatt Hayes.

“Overall, there were many good performances as the kids really competed hard, but as usual there were a few disappointments for kids who came close, but didn’t qualify,” Turner said.

Qualifiers on the boys side included Nick Nowak in the 200 meters (22.76), Wren and Ruelas in the 400 (50.95 and 50.97), Hayes captured the 800 (2:00.52) and Conner LeBeau was third in the 3,200 (10:48.20).

The Beavers’ 4x100-meters won in a brisk 43.41 (Brandon Winderlin, Nowak, Jarret Jurgens and Jordan Horn) and the grouping of Ruelas, Hayes, Wren and Jurgens blistered the 4x400-meter relay in 3:24.19 to make a clean sweep of the baton races.

Marshall Faurot’s younger brother, freshman Loren, also earned a spot in the pole vault, clearing 13-06. Horn was fourth in the long jump (20-05.75), and Parker Vulgamore heaved javelin 164-10 to place second.

On the girls side for the Beavers, Emily Weathers was third in the 400 (1:01.60), Makaela Stevens finished second in the 3,200-meters (12:19.97) and Emily Smith took second in the 300-meter hurdles (47.42). The 4x400-meter relay team of Dulce Ayala, Madison Shapland, Weathers and Smith clocked a 4:08.37 to place second. Ayala, Stevens, Piper Wasinger and Weathers combined to win the 4x800-meter relay in 10:11.23.

In the field events, Madison Shapland’s 10-00 pole vault was good for third.

“The kids competed as hard as you would like,” Turner said. “We’ve got a week to get ready, so we’re hopeful that everyone will be ready for state.”