HHS boys win Lions Invitational team title; Pony girls finish second
Chris Peterson Havre Daily News firstname.lastname@example.org
Tracksters from all across the Hiline were blessed with a beautiful day for competition on Saturday when they gathered in Havre for the Lions Invitational track meet. The Havre High track teams enjoyed plenty of success at its home meet. The HHS girls team finished second to Malta and the Blue Pony boys team cruised to a first-place finish on their home track. “All-in-all, it was just really nice to get out on the track and have some decent weather,” HHS head coach Mark West said. “It had been such a long time since we have had a track meet or even been able to practice, that it was just nice to get back out there. “I thought that our kids did a really nice job,” he added. “The boys ended up winning by 30 points and the girls came up short because of the long relay, but it was a good day.” Carmen Neuens put together the top individual performance for the Ponies, notching first-place finishes in all three jumping events to go along with a second- place finish in the 100-meter dash. HHS teammate Lena Suek also had a stellar day for the girls team by taking home first place in both the discus and the javelin. “Carmen had a really great day,” West said. “For her to jump a 5-4 in the high jump was just spectacular and it was great to see her win all three jump events. Lena also had a really nice day winning the discus and the javelin. They are both seniors, they have a lot of experience and they are great athletes and it was nice to see them do well.” Anna Liese Fauth of Opheim also stole part of the show by sweeping the 100-, 200- and 400-meter dashes. Emilee Morehouse of Glasgow also stood out by winning the 1600- and the 3200-meter runs. Other Havre High girls who placed in the meet included Hannah Wells, who tied for second in the 300 hurdles, Andrea Mack, who was third in the pole vault, Amanda Hedstrom, who came in fourth in the 3200-meter run, and Karla Hellegaard, who came in third in the long jump. Emily Ulgenes had a solid day, finishing fourth in the 800-meter run and sixth in the mile. Ashlee Kinsella came in fifth in the two-mile run as well. The Blue Pony boys used a team effort to capture first place in the meet, placing in 15 different events. Robert The Boy had a strong showing for the Ponies, winning the discus, finishing third in the shot put and sixth in the javelin. The Ponies had three other throwers place, as Paul Jensen finished second in the discus, Andrew Lindquist came in third in the javelin and Grayson Winsor came in fifth in the javelin. HHS distance runner Andy Keim also put together a stand-out performance for the Ponies, finishing fourth in the 800 and the 1600 to go along with a secondplace finish in the 3200. “I thought that Robert really had a great day,” West said. “For him to win the discus and place in the shot put and the javelin was tremendous. I think Andy really ran well, too. He showed a lot of heart running in all three distance events.” The top individual performances were put together by Marlin Black Wolf of Browning, who won the 1600 and the 3200, Kyle Danreuther of Big Sandy, who won the 200 and the 110-hurdles, as well as Josh Beaudry of North Star, who won the pole vault and triple jump. Other HHS boys who placed in the meet included Thomas Kline, who placed fifth in the 300 hurdles and sixth in the 400. Kaden Keto finished third in the pole vault, Kyle Rummel came in fourth in the 200, Jordan Van Voast finished fourth in the 300 hurdles, Michael Hickman placed fourth in the long jump and Andy Pester notched a fourth-place finish in the triple jump. “I think our boys had success mostly because of our depth,” West said. “We only won one event, but I think we had somebody place in almost every single event, so that was exciting to see.” The Ponies will return to the track on Tuesday when they head to Great Falls for a dual with the Class AA CMR Rustlers.