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Plenty of Pony girls land on the podium at State A track meet


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The Havre High 4x100-meter girls relay team poses for a photo after finishing second at the Class A state meet last weekend in Laurel. Jessa Chvilicek, from left, Loy Waid, Grace Loftus and Katie Wirtzberger. Sadie Filius also teamed with Chvilicek, Waid and Wirtzberger to help the Ponies to a second-place finish in the 1,600-meter relay as well.

It has been a long time since the Havre High girls track team has crowned a state champion in track and while the Blue Ponies didn't get one at the 2019 Class A state track meet, they came closer than they have in years.

Coming into the weekend, the Ponies expected to contend for state championships in both the 400 and 1,600-meter relays and HHS did just that, finishing as the runner-up in both events to Whitefish. The 400-meter relay team finished second after Loy Waid, Grace Loftus, Jessa Chvilicek and Katie Wirtzberter posted a season-best time of 49.86.

Then, in the final event of th...

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