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Havre's Aaegson runs down a gold medal

Blue Pony Ivar Aageson wins the Class A 300-meter hurdles as part of a big two days in Laurel


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Havre High senior Ivar Aageson, left, leads the pack during the boys Class A 300-meter hurdles final last Saturday at the Class A state track meet in Laurel. Aageson has been a stalwart for the Blue Pony track team the last four years, but this was his first season running the hurdles, and yet, the hard work pad off with his state championship performance Saturday. Aageson also placed in two more events for the HHS boys.

Ivar Aageson knew what it felt like to place at state track. But he didn't know what it felt like to be a state champion. That is until, the 300-meter hurdles Saturday in Laurel.

At the Class A state track meet, Aageson, in his final competition as a Havre Blue Pony, put the finishing touch on an extraordinary career, winning the race with a time of 39.92, edging out Kaden Stradley of Miles City and Lee Walburn of Whitefish, who both finished at 39.95, three-hundredths of a second behind Aageson, who finally claimed that elusive individual state championship.

"The day before I was kind of...

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