After a tough weekend of competition in Belgrade, the Havre High boys and girls track teams wasted no time finding another invitational to attend. On Tuesday, the Central A Blue Ponies were in Malta where they participated in the Malta Athletic Club Invitational. The girls squad had another strong weekend with a second-place finish, scoring 80 points and falling only to Malta (166.5). Wolf Point took third with 62 points. On the boys side, the Ponies earned a third-place finish with 65 points. Malta earned another first-place finish with 170 points, and Chinook took second with 68. The Pony girls had four girls place in two events. Ashlynn VanVoast was second in the 200 with a time of 30.25 and third in the 300 hurdles with a time of 53.79. Sammy Evans earned a fifth-place finish in the 800 with a time of 2:42.76 and a firstplace finish in the long jump with a leap of 15-2. Karla Hellegaard took second in the long jump with a distance of 14-8 and first in the triple jump with a distance of 31-2. Madison Ruff cleared 4-6 and landed a sixth place finish in the high jump, while a throw of 87-6 landed Ruff a fifth place finish in the javelin. Alexia Olson, Brooke Jappe and Jaye Ceynar all earned third-place finishes for the Ponies. Olson cleared 4-6 in the high jump, while Ceynar cleared 7-6 in the pole vault and Jappe finished the 400 meters with a time of 1:11.68. Katie Christianson and Sadie Seidel wrapped up the Ponies individual placers. Christianson was fourth in the 1,600 meter with a time of 6:06.71 and Seidel finished the 200 meters with a time of 30.85. The 400-meter relay team also captured a third-place finish, running a 56.38. The 1,600 relay team finished forth with a time of 5:01.56. The Blue Pony boys earned individual placers in eight events, along with placing both relay teams. Will DeVries placed in both the shot put and the discus. DeVries was second in the shot put with a distance of 40-4 and first in the discus with a distance of 120-7. John Perrodin had another good meet, earning a first place-finish in the 110 hurdles with a time 16.45. And Marc Klimas earned a second-place finish in the 3200 with a time of 11:39.46. Jim Beemer was fourth in the shot put with a toss of 39-1 and Jeff Thibodeaux was fourth in the javelin with a throw of 133-0. Evan Flathers was fourth in the 110 hurdles with a time 19.06 and Michael Richards was sixth in the 110 hurdles with a time of 19.57. Layne Waid and Tyson Gruber shined in the pole vault, but found themselves up against some of the toughest talent they have seen this season. Waid finished in fourth place, clearing 13-0 and Gruber finished in fifth with a height of 11-6. The boys relay teams also placed. The 400-meter relay team was third with a time of 48.24 and the 1,600 relay team was forth with a time of 4:00.61. The Ponies are back in action on Saturday when they will travel to Whitefish.
Havre High track teams place in Malta
Blue Ponies, Sugarbeeters look strong at Malta meet
Published: Wednesday, April 28th, 2010
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