Warriors, Scarlets claim personal bests
SEELEY LAKE — Arlee’s track and field team competed at the Seeley Invite Saturday, with several athletes turning in personal bests.
Freshman Isaac Desjarlais ran the 1,600 and 100-meter races to see how he could do, coach Russell Baker noted, and although he didn’t place in either event, he posted one of the conference’s fastest times in both races (5:06 in the 1,600 and 12.0 in the 100).
“The 100 meters should be a heck of a race at the district track meet as all the boys run about the exact same time,” Baker said.
Desjarlais also placed fourth in the 400 meters, with a season best of 53.92, and was just shy of placing in the 200-meter, despite running one of his fastest times in that race, also.
Fellow freshman Zach Grimmer nearly placed in the javelin with a 123-foot throw.
On the girls side, Jessica Knoll ran in the 800 and 200-meter races, and despite running back and forth across town to participate in the district music festival, ran her fastest times of the year, placing third in the 800 with a time of 2:38.09 (28.50 in the 200 did not place). Knoll joined Whitney Malatare, Alex Adams and Becca Whitesell on the girls’ 4x100 relay team for their fastest time of the year to place fourth at 54.15.
Adams had a good showing in the pole vault, clearing 7-6. Malatare is still struggling to get a mark in her best event — the long jump (scratched on all three of her attempts) — but she did get a season best good for sixth place in the triple jump at 31-6.
Arlee will host the Brian Bachmeier Memorial meet at noon on Thursday.