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Area thinclads place at state track meets

Several area athletes reached the podium at last weekend’s Class C state track meet in Great Falls.

In the girls’ 100-meter dash, Fort Benton’s Ally Jaques ran a personal-best 12.84, which was good for third place. Ali Doyle of Turner was a 200-meter podium placer, doing it in 27.42. Turner also had finalists in the 400 meters as Ryan Doyle was fourth in running a 51.36, while Bridget Reed took fifth with a 1:01.18. PRs were aplenty in the 800 meters as Doyle ran his best mark of 1:59:14 to finish third. Reed broke her individual record with a 2:22.68 800 meters, good for third. Reed’s meet continued with an eighth-place finish in the girls’ 100-meter hurdles, finishing it at 16.63, which was her season low. She also had a season-best 47.77 in the 300-meter hurdles to finish sixth.

Fort Benton’s 4x100 relay teams placed as the girls of Jacques, Ang Riener, Etta Wicks, and Sarah Clark were third at 51.28, while the boys of Giese, Grossman, David Olson, and Callum Ballantyne were sixth at 45.64.

Not to be outdone, CJI freshman sensation Brynn Kammerzell won a state championship in the girls high jump.

In the team competition on the boys side, Turner was 16th, Fort Benton finished 18th and CJI and North Star tied for 19th. Belt captured the state championship with 67 points. In the girls meet, Fort Benton finished eighth, Turner and CJI tied for 14th while Roberts won the girls state championship.


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