The Havre High track teams may have been outnumbered in it a home dual on Tuesday, but the Blue Ponies still saw improvement. On Tuesday the Central A Ponies hosted a dual with the Class AA CMR Rustlers at the Havre Middle School Track. And though both the Pony boys and girls teams put up solid efforts, the Rustlers came away with the sweep. On the boys side the Rustlers outscored the Ponies 121-24, and on the girls side the Rustlers outscored the Ponies 79-66. “It was kind of opposite of what we usually expect,” Havre High head coach Roger Larson said. “Usually the boys side has been stronger, but today the girls really shined and performed a role reversal. But the boys still did a great job.” The HHS boys placed in nine events, but facing a tough CMR squad, the Ponies were also shut out in eight. Corderro Strickland placed in both the 100 and 200-meter sprints. In the 100 he was second with a time of 12.04 and in the 200 he was third with a time of 24.58. Strickland also placed in the long jump, leaping 18-3 for a third-place finish. David Jeffery, Kendall Murie and Kade Barsotti placed in two events each for the Ponies. Jeffery was second in the 400 meters with a time of 56.35 and second in the 800 meters with a time of 2:19.0. Murie was second in the 1,600 meters with a time of 5:01.0 and second in the 3,200 meter with a time of 11:16.0. And Barsotti also placed in the 800 and 3200-meter runs, placing third in the 800 (5:07.0) and third in the 3,200 (11:28.0). John Perrodin took second in the 110 hurdles with a time of 16.59, while Tyson Gruber wrapped up the Pony placers with a second place finish in the pole vault. Gruber cleared 13 feet. On the girls side of things, the Ponies remained a little more in contention, placing in 13 events including a sweep in the relays, triple jump and high jump. The 400-mter relay team placed first with a time of 54.8 and the 1,600-meter team placed first with a time of 4:21.0. In the high jump, Sammy Evans took first with a height of 4-10, while Alexia Olson took second, also clearing 4-10. Madison Ruff was third with a height of 4-8. In the triple jump Olson was third with a distance of 30-11, while Karla Hellegaard was second with a distance of 31-9. Evans placed first, earning a new personal best by nearly two feet, leaping 35-1. Hellegaard also placed first in the long jump with a distance of 14-10 and third in the 200 meters with a time of 31.03. And Evans placed first in the 400 meters with a time of 1:03.0, giving both Evans and Hellegaard three top finishes each. Ashlynn Van Voast joined the Ponies' top producers with three places as well. Van Voast was first in the 300 hurdles with a time of 52.09, second in the 200 meters with a time of 29.68 and second in the 100 hurdles with a time of 20.18. Katie Christianson was first in the 3,200 with a time of 13:47.0 and second in the 1,600 with a time of 6:16.0. And Mikell Kinsella, Shelby O’Neil, Emily Waters, Paige Sedahl, Alicia O’Leary and Marlee Kirchgasler all placed in one event each for HHS. O’Leary was second in the javelin (81-5), while Kinsella was third in the 800 (2:52.0), O’Neil was third in the 3,200 (14:07.0), Waters was third in the 100 hurdles (21.81), Sedahl was third in the 300 hurdles (1:02.0) and Kirchgasler was third in the long jump (13-6). “It was kind of a tune up for this weekend,” Larson said. “Which we are putting our main focus on because we will have all of those Class A schools there. That’s what we are really looking forward to right now, today was just a good enjoyable track meet, we weren’t worried about CMR because we wont ever see them again.” The Ponies will get back to competition on Saturday when they travel to Belgrade.
The dual: Rustlers sweep talented Ponies
Published: Wednesday, April 21st, 2010
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