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RSI’s Franklin, Durglo place in 5 events

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POLSON — RSI’s Jordan Franklin and Adessa Durglo had a busy day in the final track meet of the regular season.

At the Polson ABC Invitational Saturday, both Franklin and Durglo placed in five events. Durglo also set another school record in the process.

Durglo, a St. Ignatius junior, finished second in the long jump with a jump of 16 feet, 11.5 inches. The jump was 6 inches longer than the school record set by Teresa Simonson. Durglo now holds the St. Ignatius record in all three jumps.

Durglo also placed second in the triple jump (33-7), fourth in the high jump (4-10) and sixth in the 100- and 200-meter dashes. Her time of 13.5 seconds in the 100 was a personal best.

Franklin cleared 5 feet, 10 inches to placed second in the high jump. He placed third in the triple jump – an event he just started a few weeks ago – with a jump of 38 feet, 5.5 inches. He also placed third in the 300-meter hurdles (42.13), fifth in the 100-meter dash (11.92) and sixth in the 110-meter hurdles (17.18). RSI boys’ coach Noelle Decker said they are still trying to decide what events Franklin will compete in at this week’s divisional tournament in Libby.

Marcus Hungerford ran a season-best time of 2:06.83 to place sixth in the 800. Hungerford ran consistent splits of 63 seconds in the race, Decker said he needs to get these splits down to 60-61 seconds.

“As long as he is able to stay healthy this week, he is perfectly capable of doing this,” she said.

Hungerford also placed sixth in the high jump, clearing 5 feet, 6 inches, and ran a leg on RSI’s fifth-place 4x100 relay team and fourth-place 4x400 relay team.

Nicolai Jensen, Riley Dennis, Cody Johnson and Hungerford finished the 400-meter relay in 48.35 seconds and Dennis, Johnson, Austin Durglo and Hungerford finished the 1,600-meter relay in 3:53.58.

Gui Silva finished third in the 110 hurdles with a time of 16.7 seconds. He also placed fourth in the junior varsity high jump (5-2).

“He (Silva) has really focused on this race (110) and the time spent is really paying off. He is a competitor and will be right in the mix of both hurdles races this weekend at divisional,” Decker said.

Jenny Larsson placed third in the javelin with a throw of 99 feet, 8 inches. LaGlen Mitchell finished just outside the top six in the javelin with a personal-best throw 96 feet, 8 inches.

Twyla Hogge finished tied for sixth in the shot put with a throw of 29 feet, 6 inches and Roslyn Hardy finished in sixth in the pole vault.

Rose Bear Don’t Walk set personal records in the 100 (15.3), 200  (31.5) and 800 (2:52). Mariah Cheff had personal best in both hurdle races and Christina Williams had season bests in the 400 and 800.

Austin Durglo won the junior varsity 800 with a time of 2:15.54. He also threw the javelin 133 feet, which was 14 feet farther than his previous best throw.

“He (Durglo) ran well all day long...He just looked so much more relaxed and settled on Saturday. He is a young competitor and really has come on nicely the last few weeks of the season,” Decker said.

Competing in his first meet since the first meet of the season, Eric Malmquist won the junior varsity high jump (5-6) and ran well in the varsity 100 and 200.

Freshman Danny Romero placed second in the junior varsity 1,600-meter run and won the 3,200-meter run with a time of 11:43.


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