Athletes of the Week
May 14, 2002
Name: Roger Larson
Sport: Track and Field
KG senior Roger Larson earned three first-place finishes and one second-place finish Friday at the District 9C Track Meet at Havre Middle School.
Larson and teammate Thomas Marshall each racked up 38 points to led the KouGars to secure the district championship. The KouGars cruised to the title with 307 points 200 more than their nearest opponent.
Larson jumped 42 feet, 3 inches in the triple jump for the win. Marshall came in second at 39 feet, 9 1/2 inches. In the 400-meter dash, Larson's time was 52.37 seconds and in the 200-meter dash, he ran a 23.07. Larson was edged out by teammate Casey Crites in the 100-meter dash. Crites finished in 11.40 seconds with Larson in 11.47 seconds.
The KouGars will compete in the divisional tournament Thursday in Great Falls. KG is going for its fourth-straight state championship.
Name: Emily Tranberg
Chester senior Emily Tranberg was a big reason why the Chester Coyotes won last weekend's North B/C Divisional Tennis Tournament. The Coyotes edged out Fort Benton by two points for the win.
Tranberg, ranked fourth going into the tournament, knocked off Fort Benton's Janae Singer, 6-4, 6-3, in the semifinals. Singer was previously undefeated against divisional opponents for the season.
"She had a huge win," Gordon said. "In order for us to even have a shot at (the title), she had to do that. She is playing great tennis for us right now."
Tranberg finished second after losing to Fort Benton's Abby Kelly in the championship round. Kelly won by scores of 6-3 and 6-1.
Tranberg defeated Big Sandy's Field in the first round, 6-1, 6-1, and then beat teammate Tess Ritter in the quarterfinals, 5-7, 6-0, 6-3.
This was the seventh straight divisional title for Chester.