Maidens, Pirates win team titles at Lake County track meet
POLSON — The Polson Pirates and Ronan Maidens track and field teams each took first place on Thursday out of the six Mission Valley area schools competing at the Lake County track and field meet at the Polson Sports Complex.
The Maidens brought home seven first place finishes and racked up 220 team points to out distance the Polson Lady Pirates’ 98 points. Charlo Lady Vikings placed third with 69 points. Arlee Scarlets finished fourth with 45 points, followed by the Mission Lady Bulldogs and Two Eagle River Lady Eagles.
Ronan sophomore standout Leina Ulutoa won three girls titles: the 300-meter dash in a time of 57.021, the long jump (13’ 8”), and the triple jump (33’). Olivia Heiner picked up double wins for the Maidens in the 800 meters (2:42.08) and 3200 (12:47.96). Adriana Tatukivei placed first in the 100 meters with a time of 13.18 seconds. Tatukivei was joined by Ulutoa, Katie Dolence, and Lauryn Buhr who won the 4 x 100 relay with a time of 54.91 seconds.
With a vault of eight feet and six inches, Taleah Hernandez won the pole vault for the Lady Pirates. Hernandez was joined by Hannah Simpson, Adison Carlson, and Ashtyn Wagner who won the 4 x 400 relay with a time of 4:33.68.
Lady Pirate Halle Heninger picked up a win in the 1600 with a time of 6:10.67.
Kyla Tomlin was a double winner for the Charlo Lady Vikings, winning both the shot put (31’ 6) and javelin (97’ 9). Also for Charlo, Aida Cote won the discus (96’ 0), and Teyjah Beeks picked up a win in the 100-meter hurdles (20.89).
Arlee Scarlet Adalyn Jacobson raced to double wins in the 200-meters (27.30) and 400-meters (1:07.33), while teammate Raven Parson placed first in the high jump (4’ 6”).
On the boy’s side of the track, the Pirates collected a total of 160 points to finish slightly ahead of the Ronan Chiefs with 130 points. Charlo Vikings placed third with 97 points. Mission Bulldogs placed fourth with 64 points, followed by the Arlee Warriors with 55 points.
Drifter Skillicorn won double events for the Polson Pirates, placing first in the long jump (19’ 7.75”) and finishing first in the 400 meters (56.95). Skillicorn was joined by teammates Tommy Williams, Jaren Keene, and Lucas Targerson who won the 4 x 100 relay with a time of 46.77 seconds.
Also for the Pirates, Noah Roberts placed first in the 3200 (11:28.54), and Ethan McCauley nabbed a first place in the shot put (40’ 8.5”).
Payton Cates had four first place finishes in the boys’ events for the Ronan Chiefs. Cates won the triple jump (39’ 9”), the high jump (5’ 10”), the javelin (132’ 10”), and discus (116’ 2”). Ronan’s Tristan Fisher tied for first place in the shot put (40’ 8.5”), and Blyth Bolman raced to a first place in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 20.77 seconds.
Charlo Vikings Keaton Piedalue finished first in the 200-meters (23.37), Coyle Nagy placed first in the 300-meter hurdles (45.36), and Tayre Brown raced to a first-place finish in the 800 (2:19.62)
Vikings Nagy, Tucker Love, Hayden Hollow, and Piedalue finished first in the 4 x 400 with a time of 3:56.82 minutes.
For the Mission Bulldogs, Charles Adams finished first with a time of 11.22 seconds in the 100-meters, and Andrew Rush placed first in the 1600 with a time of 4:43.27 minutes.
Arlee Warrior Andrew Knoll won the pole vault with a vault of eight feet and six inches.