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Nowhere to run

The high school track and field season was prepping to begin the regular season, but like everything else, the coronavirus has that on hold


March 25, 2020

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

The Havre Middle School track stands empty on Tuesday afternoon in Havre. The track normally houses Havre High track and field practice every afternoon in the spring, and was getting close to holding a number of exciting regular season meets. However, due to the growing COVID-19 epidemic, the Montana High School Association has suspended the spring sports season until at least April 13.

First it was an abrupt end to the high school basketball season. Then it was spring sports.

When it comes to track and field on the Hi-Line, it brings about a lot of talented athletes and is full of excitement. But with COVID-19 making things difficult, area teams are stuck at home, waiting and hoping for a chance to get back out on the track.

One of those teams is the Havre Blue Ponies, having had a good showing in recent years under head coach John Ita, who is doing his best to keep the teams' spirits up during the trying time.

"At this point, I have contacted the team through email...

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