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Track and Field
Ronan Chiefs and Maidens
Ronan Chief Payton Cates finished eighth in the high jump during the Russ Plicher Top Ten Track and Field competition held at the MCPS Stadium in Missoula on Tuesday, April 26.
On Saturday, Cates, with a jump of six feet - four inches, finished first in the long jump during the John Tomich Invitational hosted in Butte.
Also in Butte for Ronan, Maiden Olivia Heiner, with a time of 2:37.18, placed first in the 800 and third in the 1600. Adriana Tatukivei placed ninth in the 100 meters, and Lauryn Buhr finished tenth in the high jump.
Polson Pirates and Lady Pirates
Running in the Russ Plicher Top Ten Track and Field competition held at the MCPS Stadium in Missoula on Tuesday, April 26, Polson Lady Pirate Ashtyn Wagner placed tenth overall in the 1600.
On Saturday at the Whitefish ARM Invitational, Wagner finished second with a time of 5:47.29 in the 1600, and placed fifth in the 800.
Lady Pirate Halle Heninger, with at time of 12:52.12, finished first in the 3200, while teammates Adison Carlson placed fifth in the 1600, and Taleah Hernandez finished fifth in the pole vault.
On the Pirates’ side of the track, Drifter Skillicorn booked a third place in the long jump.
Charlo Vikings and Lady Vikings
With a throw of 30 feet and eight inches, Charlo Lady Viking Kyla Tomlin placed first in the shot put during the Big Sky Quad meet hosted at the MCPS Stadium in Missoula on Friday. Tomlin also finished third in the javelin and fourth in the pole vault, while fellow teammates Teyjah Beeks placed fifth in the 200 meters, and Seeley McDonald finished fifth in the javelin.
Also for the Lady Vikings, Aida Cote finished in fourth place in both the 800 meters and discus.
For the Vikings, Hayden Smith, with a time of 10:58.60, placed first in the 3200 and second in the 1600, while Branson Zempel finished fifth in the 3200.
Keaton Piedalue placed second in the 400 meters and third in the 200 meters. Tayre Brown finished third in the 400 meters and fifth in the 800.
Rounding out the top five finishers for the Vikings, Coyle Nagy raced to a second place in the 300-meter hurdles, Tucker Love finished third in the javelin, and Hayden Hollow placed fourth in the 800.
Mission Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs
The Mission Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs posted multiple individual top five finishes during the NW ABC Meet hosted in Eureka on Tuesday, April 26.
Charles Adams finished the day with two first and a second for the Bulldogs. Adams placed first in both the 100 meters (11.86) and 200 meters (24.50), while nabbing second in the long jump.
Zoran LaFrombois placed first in the 3200 with a time of 10:30.94 and second in the 1600, while Andrew Rush finished second in both the 400 meters and 800 meters.
Bryce Umphrey placed first in the triple jump (39-04.5) and third in the long jump. Kellen McClure finished second in the javelin and fifth in the 200 meters, while Canyon Sargent finished second in the shot put, and Harlon Leishman placed fifth in the 3200.
Lady Bulldog Kooper Page placed third in both the 1600 and 3200, while Jordann Underwood placed third in the shot put and fifth in the discus. Kason Page placed fifth in the triple jump.
Arlee Warriors and Scarlets
Arlee Scarlet Adalyn Jacobson raced to a first-place finish with a time of 1:05.69 in the 400 meters on Friday during the Big Sky Quad meet hosted at the MCPS Stadium in Missoula.
Jacobson also placed third in the 100 meters, while Shonlea Matt finished fifth in the shot put.
Raven Parson finished second in the long jump and fourth in the high jump.
For the Warriors, Charley Crawford placed first in the javelin (152-08), while Kendall O’Neill finished fourth in the high jump.
Jake Knoll placed third in the triple jump, fourth in the discus, and fifth in the shot put. R.J. Knoll finished third in the pole vault and fourth in the 110-meter hurdles.
Polson Lady Pirates
On the road Tuesday evening, April 26, the Polson Lady Pirates fell in extra innings 3-2 to the hosting Frenchtown Lady Broncs.
The game was a rematch of last year’s state title game, in which Polson had won 9-3.
Down 1-0 in the third inning, Lady Pirate Nikki Kendall smacked a two-run double off the left field fence to give Polson their only lead of the game.
In seven and two-thirds innings, Lady Pirate fireball pitcher Katelyne Druyvestein allowed three runs on five hits, while striking out five and walking one.
The Lady Pirates dropped to a 6-2 overall record in the non-conference loss.