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Ronan on track for another district championship

RONAN — A team that has athletes across the spectrum and that can score points is a team that has potential, according to Ronan track and field coach Jim Benn. The Maidens and Chiefs were District Champs last season and are looking to hold that title again this year.

“We have really good depth on both the girls and boys teams,” Benn said. “Our boys team has strong relays.”

Benn is hoping that the hard work put in at the beginning of the season will pay off.

“Early in the season, we were working on conditioning,” Benn said. “Now, we want to fine-tune the specialty events and watch it all come together.”

On Thursday Ronan took the track against Hot Springs and Noxon. The meet was not typical. Only doing relays, athletes mixed it up with some competing in unfamiliar events. Relays included a co-ed distance medley, a co-ed shuttle hurdle, and throwers-only 4x100 relay. 

Junior Ally Buhr was excited about this unconventional meet.

“This track meet is a good way to practice while having fun,” Buhr said. “Obviously we want to compete well, but the pressure isn’t as strong.”

Buhr competed in the 4x200 and 4x100 relays, placing first in both. She is also a pole-vaulter and is hoping for a season of personal bests.

“I’m shooting for 9 feet 6 inches or higher by the end of the year,” Buhr said. “Pole vaulting is all about technique, so I think the more experiences I get, the better.”

Ronan Chief Kiry Detwiler runs the 1-mile and 2-mile and has been pushing himself in practices to reach his goal.

“I have been really trying to get my mile split time under four minutes,” Detwiler said. “In practice, we have been running an average of two to three miles a day.”

Although a team of athletes, Benn is happy to just have a group of good kids.

“I have been really lucky,” Benn said. “I have been spoiled with great

student athletes over the years.”

The Ronan track and field team will compete in the Glacier Triangular meet on Thursday, April 28 at 3 p.m.

Results:

4x200 Boys - 1, Ronan, 1:39.0. 2, Hot Springs, 1:44.40.

4x200 Girls - 1, Ronan, 2:03.64. 2, Noxon, 2:22.00.

DMR Boys – 1, Ronan, 12:00.37. 2, Noxon, 12:50.44. 3, Hot Springs, 12:50.44.

DMR Girls – 1, Ronan, 15:55. 2, Noxon, 16:11.

Co-ed Spring Medley – 1, Hot Springs, 2:05.71. 2, Ronan, 2:10.98. 3, Noxon, 2:14.95.

4x800 Boys – 1, Ronan, 9:41.42. 2, Noxon, 10:53.71.

4x800 Girls – 1, Noxon, 12:55.56.

4x100 Boys – 1, Hot Springs, 48.34. 2, Noxon, 48.6.

4x100 Girls – 1, Ronan, 57.51. 2, Noxon, 1:01.16.

Co-ed Distance Medley – 1, Hot Springs, 10:33.71. 2, Noxon, 10:38.93. 3, Ronan, 10:45.67.

Co-ed Hurdle Shuttle – 1, Ronan, 1:26.94. 2, Hot Springs, 1:29.11. 3, Noxon, 1:31.83. 

Sprint Medley Boys – 1, Ronan, 4:03.46. 2, Hot Springs, 4:23.13. 3, Noxon, 4:53.73.

4x400 Boys – 1, Ronan, 3:41.22. 2, Noxon, 3:56.67. 3, Hot Springs, 4:00.17.

Throwers Only 4x100 Boys – 1, Ronan, 56.6. 2, Hot Springs, 57.92. 3, Noxon, 1:04.45. 

Long Jump (4 jumpers) – 1, Hot Springs, 60’1”. 2, Noxon, 56’1.5”. 3, Ronan, 37’4”.

Shot Put (4 throwers) – 1, Noxon, 122’1”. 2, Ronan, 120’9”. 3, Hot Springs, 110’4”.

Discuss (4 throwers) – 1, Hot Springs, 282’5”. 2, Ronan 231’5”. 3, Noxon, 152’6”. 

Triple Jump (2 jumpers) – 1, Ronan, 72’10”. 2, Hot Springs, 66’7.5”. 3, Noxon, 64’1.5”.

High Jump (2 jumpers) – 1, Hot Springs, 10’1”. 2, Ronan, 4’3”.

Pole Vault (2 jumpers) – 1, Ronan, 9’.

Javelin – 1, Noxon, 203’11”. 2, Ronan, 185’11”. 3, Hot Springs, 172’4”.

 

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