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MISSOULA — Mission, Arlee, and Charlo boys and girls track teams booked solid post season performances during last weekend’s district track meets.

In Class 14C action, scoring 169 team points, the Charlo Vikings captured the boy’s district title in Missoula on Saturday. Superior placed second with 137 points, followed by Hot Springs with 127 points.

Keaton Piedalue captured three individual 14C district titles. Piedalue finished first in the 100 meters with a time of 12.21 seconds, the 200 meters with a time of 24.13 seconds, and the 400 meters with a time of 54.66 seconds. 

Also for the Vikings, Hayden Smith booked two individual titles, winning the 1600 with a time of 5:06.90 and the 3200 with a time of 10:58.02. Smith also placed fifth in the 800 meters.

Viking multiple top-five winner Hayden Hollow placed second in the 800, third in the 1600, fourth in the triple jump, and fifth in the pole vault. Coyle Nagy finished third in the 300-meter hurdles, fourth in the 110-meter hurdles, and fourth in the long jump, while Viking teammate Tayre Brown placed second in the 400 meters and fourth in the 800 meters. 

The Vikings placed 1-2-3 in the javelin, with Tucker Love taking the top spot with a throw of 148-08.50, followed by Wyatt Wadsworth (133-00) and Jacob Tomlin (129-07). Love finished second in the 1600, while Wadsworth placed third in the high jump, George Ranney in the pole vault fourth, and Branson Zempel in the 3200 in fifth place.

In both the 4x100 Relay (Hollow, Nagy, Piedalue, Ranney) and the 4x400 Relay (Love, Brown, Nagy, Piedalue) the Vikings placed first.

On the Lady Vikings’ side of the track, Kyla Tomlin placed second in the pole vault, third in the shot put, and fourth in the javelin. Charlo sophomore Aida Cote finished third in the high jump, 800 meters, and discus, while Aubrey Sharbono placed fifth in the 1600. 

Lady Viking freshman Seeley McDonald placed fourth in the 100-meter hurdles, and fifth in both the 300-meter hurdles and 3200.

The Lady Vikings finished second in both the 4x100 Relay (Tomlin, Cote, Sidney Bauer, sharbono) and 4x400 Relay (Bauer, Teyjah Beeks, Cote, Tomlin).

Also in Missoula, the Arlee Warriors and Scarlets battled in the 6B District meet. 

Raven Parson placed second in both the high jump and long jump for the Scarlets, while Adalyn Jacobson finished fourth in both the 100 meters and 400 meters. Jacobson also placed fifth in the 200 meters. Shonlea Matt placed second in the shot put, while Shyla Schlieker finished fifth in both the shot put and the discus.

For the Warriors, RJ Knoll in the pole vault placed second, and finished fifth in the 110-meter hurdles, followed by Kendall O’Neill who finished fifth in both the long jump and high jump.

Also for the Warriors, Jake Knoll placed second in the shot put, and Charley Crawford finished second in the javelin.

For the Mission Bulldogs during the 7B district meet hosted in Bigfork, Andrew Rush claimed the top spot in the 1600 with a time of 4:36.92 and placed second in the 800, while fellow Bulldog grabbed second in the 200 meters and third in the long jump.

Also for the Bulldogs, Bryce Umphrey placed second in the triple jump, Canyon Sargent placed third in the shot put, Robbie Nuila finished fourth in the 3200, and Zoran LaFrombois finished fifth in the 1600.

Lady Bulldog Kooper Page finished third in the 3200.

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