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Athletes headed to state meet in Laurel next weekend


May 17, 2013

Local track and field programs are one step closer to the state meet, and area athletes performed very well at the Northern C divisional track meet.

Thursday in Great Falls, Chinook, North Star, Chester/J-I, Box Elder, and Big Sandy all competed at the Ralph Halverson Northern C Divisional track meet. Athletes competed for coveted spots at next weekend’s Class C state meet, as only the top five from each event advanced.

In the boys’ field, the 8C Belt Huskies captured the team title with 90 points. The Chinook Sugarbeeters weren’t too far behind and finished in second place with 83 points. The North Star Knights finished in a distant seventh with 25, while the C/J-I Hawks were eighth with 24, the Box Elder Bears were 12th with 13 and the Big Sandy Pioneers were 15th with 10.

On the girls’ side of things, the Huskies completed the sweep of team titles, taking the No. 1 spot with an impressive 84 points. The Class C defending state champion Knights finished in second plac...

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