By Tiffany L. Rehbein
They claimed two titles last weekend without a full varsity team. Some of the athletes competed yesterday to train even more against competition.
Today, the Havre Blue Pony track and field team will host Great Falls High in a dual at the Havre Middle School.
"It should be kind of interesting," head coach John Ita said. "We are both two fairly young teams."
Some varsity members will be competing for the first time this season, having missed last weekend due to previous commitments.
First-place finishers last weekend included Alyssa Matter (100 meters), Jennie Peterson (3,200), Amy Ranes (high jump), Tami Huestis (discus), Brent Finneman (200), Jake Dusek (triple jump), and Chris Klobofski (shot put).
Freshman Steve Heberly posted fine finishes in the 100 and 200 at the KG Invitational on Wednesday and should look to run well.
Junior LaShae Michels set a personal best at the KG Invite in the long jump and looks to do well in the hurdles, also.
Jacob Lorang, Brandon Crawford, and Brent DeRosa should do well in the jumps, while Klobofski, Matt Sasaki, and Shawn Solomon are fine field-event athletes.
Ranes, freshmen Brooke Schwan and Sara Suek, and sophomore Jeri Matter are working hard in the jumps on the girls' side.
Jenna Baltrusch, Jillian Brough, and Peterson should do fine in the distance runs for Havre. On the boys' side, Joey and Grant Roman and Ryan Fink are middle distance runners.
"This could be a war of attrition," Ita said. "It seems like Great Falls has a young team. It should be a good track meet. We are really looking forward to it."
The meet kicks off at 2 p.m.