By Rob Everingham
The Chinook track team traveled to Malta early in the week and then the Cut Bank Invitational on Saturday.
In Malta, Mason Roseberry took third in the 1600 with a time of 5 minutes, 6 seconds. He also took fourth in the 800 with a 2:14.77. Jimmy Steyee turned in a fourth-place finish in the 200 with a 24.77. Kevin Hanson was fifth in the 3200 for the Sugarbeeters. Both Chinook relay teams placed with the 400 relay team taking fifth and the 1600 relay took fourth.
For the girls in Malta, it was Erin Acra topping the field with a 4:45 in the 1600. Acra also finished second in the 3200 with a time of 13:20.28. Caroline Moores took second in the 400 with a time of 106.10. Moores was fifth in the 100. Jacy Sheppard was second in the 800 with a 2:47.65. Chinooks 400 relay team turned in a second-place finish as they crossed the tape in 55.57. Katie Malsam took fouth in the discus with a throw of 84 feet, 10 inches. Katie Hoffman threw the javelin 94-6, which was good enough for fourth place. Chinooks 1600 relay took third with a 4:41.65.
At the Cut Bank Invitational it was Lindsey Buhmann taking second in the 400 with a time of 62.9. Jennifer Olsen finished fifth in the same race. Buhmann also finished fifth in the 100 and fourth in the 200. Maren Olsen took third in the 300 hurdles with a 51.79. The Beeters relay teams also place with the 1600 relay team finishing second with a 4:29.0 and the 400 relay team took third with a 53.7. In the javelin, Katie Hoffman took fifth with a throw of 93-5. Erin Acra also turned in a fifth-place finish in the 3200.
The boys 1600 relay team took third with a time of 3:45.3. Justin Brown came in fourth in the shot put with a 41-6.
Chinook coach Don Olsen said in Malta they were a little short handed because of prior commitments, but the weather was good and the team turned in 11 personal bests.
Olsen said he was pleased with what went on and they saw some great competition and they were just glad to get another good meet in.
In Cut Bank, with a resurfaced track, it was a nice day with some great competition. Olsen said he was really impressed with some of the Class C athletes.
There is just one more weekend and the Beeters come to Havre on Saturday and then go to Districts the following week.
Hopefully this will be a time for fine tuning everything Olsen said. He added they are getting locked in to what needs to be done.
Olsen said weather permitting they should be were they want to be going in to districts.