HHS track and field looks to continue rolling at Glendive Twlight
Last updated 5/12/2022 at 9:50am
While it feels like the season just started, the Havre High track and field teams are already set to wrap up the regular season with the Bill Kelly Eastern A Twilight Invitational in Glendive this Friday. With this being their last meet of the regular season, HHS head coach Kari Filius looks forward to the Blue Ponies competing against strong competition and improving in time for the postseason.
"It'll be a chance for us to see some A schools in the east and compete with them," Filius said. "It'll be a chance to get one more competition in and get ready for divisionals and finalize who's on our relay teams and things like that."
The schools that Havre will face this Friday include Miles City, Glendive, Sidney, Williston and Hardin. Filius expects the Williston boys team to be tough Friday while Hardin should be another tough school at the meet.
If the Ponies want to end the regular season on a strong note, they will need their best athletes to continue their strong years. Brayden Kimberling has run well in the 100-meter sprint and the 200 this season with a personal best of 11.14 in the 100 and a best of 23.69 in the 200.
Brisbin Reiter has also ran well in the 100 and the 200 this season. At the Havre Invite last weekend, he set a personal record of 11.34 in the 100 and a best of 24.33 in the 200. Shane Patacsil is another runner having a solid season with a personal record of 53.43 in the 400.
Caleb Tomac has been a strong runner in the long distance for the Ponies. He has done well in the 800 with a personal record of 2:05.83 and in the 1,600, he has a best of 4:37.68. He has also taken first in the 3,200 this season with a best of 11:00.67. Brody Henry is another long-distance runner doing well for the Ponies. He has set a best of 2:07.17 in the 800 and has a best time of 4:49.83 in the 1,600.
The HHS girls team also has several athletes looking to end the regular season on a strong note. Freshman Kaydance Reiter has excelled as a runner this season with a personal record of 13.03 in the 100 and a best of 26.74 in the 200.
In the 800 and the 1,600, Hailey Gingery has excelled with first-place finishes in both events throughout the season. She has recorded a best of 2:28.90 in the 800 and she has posted a time of 5:38.64 in the 1,600.
Several Ponies have done well in the hurdles this season. Kyanna Jarvis has recorded a time of 16.34 in the 100-meter hurdles while Sadie Filius has a personal best of 51.82 in the 300-meter hurdles.
This Friday's meet will wrap up the regular season for the Ponies before they compete in the Eastern A Divisional in Billings next weekend. With one last chance to prepare for the postseason, Coach Filius hopes that her athletes take advantage of it.
"I'm looking for them to perform well and if the weather's good, get PRs and gain confidence before going into divisionals," Filius said. "I'm hoping for good performances so we have confidence going into divisionals so we can get as many kids going to state as possible."
The HHS track and field teams will begin the Bill Kelly Eastern A Twilight Invitational in Glendive this Friday at 2:30 p.m.