Valley track, field athletes land top three at Seeley-Swan Invite
MISSOULA – At the Seeley-Swan Invite in Missoula on Saturday, valley athletes ran, jumped and hurled their way into top three spots, though none found gold at the Missoula County Stadium event.
For the boys, the Ronan Chiefs placed highest as a team with a score of 27, good for ninth place. But it was Arlee’s Isaac Desjarlais that came home with the most hardware, placing third in both the 100m and 200m races with finishing times of 11.73 and 24.04.
Bulldog Tyler Spidel placed the highest after drawing silver in the shot put (43-6) with Ronan’s Cole Gerhardt right behind in third with a launch landing 43-3.
Fourth placers include Chiefs Jackson Duffey (3200) and Bryce Cullen (300h) while the Chief’s relay team placed third in the 1600m race.
Maiden Lee Camel led the girls after placing third in both the long jump and the triple jump, leaping 15-11 in the long jump and 32-7 in the triple.
Ronan’s Aspen Jore placed fourth in javelin, helping her team to a ninth place finish with a score of 21.
Up next for Arlee will be a home-hosted meet on Thursday and then they will head back down to Missoula Friday. Mission will travel to Whitefish Saturday while Ronan takes a break until April 28 when they will host the Lake County Invitational.
Team scores - Ennis 63; Townsend 61; Thompson Falls 43; Bigfork 39; Fairfield 34; Hot Springs 28; Conrad 28; Ronan 27; Deer Lodge 26.5; Twin Bridges 26; Plains 21; Loyola Sacred Heart 21; Fort Benton 20; Darby 19; Arlee 14; Power 10; Superior 10; Florence 8; Mission 8; Philipsburg 5; Drummond 4; Dutton 4; Victor 4; Seeley-Swan 2; Cascade 1.5
Team scores - Plains 108.5; Bigfork 75.5; Thompson Falls 65.5; Choteau 39; Townsend 39; Darby 38; Seeley-Swan 28.5; Fort Benton 25; Ronan 21; Fairfield 20; Loyola Sacred Heart 20; Twin Bridges 12; Florence 7; Superior 6; Arlee 6; Dutton 4; Cascade 4; Ennis 4; Victor 3; Deer Lodge 1