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A final rehearsal

Hawks prep for Western B in Bigfork

 

Sarah Naegeli

PUTTING FORTH maximum effort, Brad Lantz competes in the shot put in Bigfork Saturday.

Consider this the final rehearsal before the real thing.

The Thompson Falls Blue Hawk track and field teams competed in the Bigfork Invitational Saturday in preparation for this week's big deal – the Western B divisional meet in Frenchtown Thursday and Friday. The Western B and Western C meets will run concurrently in Frenchtown.

The Falls boys scored 66 points and the Lady Hawks tallied 54 as both teams finished fourth in team scoring in the eight team meet.

The Lady Hawk 1600 meter relay quartet of Josey Neesvig, Sarah Detlaff, Sierra Hanks and Haley Morgan scored Thompson Falls' only event win of the day in that race.

A long distance specialist, Neesvig also won third place in the 800 meters, a race where Hanks took sixth place. Hanks also won sixth place in the high jump.

Elsewhere around the track and field, Maya Stiles won second in the pole vault and sixth in the long jump, Jody Detlaff won fourth place in the high jump and fifth in the discus, Kacey VanZanten ran down fourth in the 300 meter hurdles and Riley Wilson placed fifth in the 100 meter hurdles.

Gabriella Pallister (200 meters), Rachel Ribeiro (3200 meters) and Annalyn Stover (discus) all earned sixth place honors in their events.

With the boys, Cody Garrison led the Hawks by winning second in the pole vault, third in the 300 meter hurdles and fourth in the javelin.

Alex Erosa won second place in the 1600 meters and third in the 800, Nate Thibeault took third in the 400 meters and fifth in the long jump, and Parker McConnell ran to third place in the 1600 meters and fourth in the 3200.

Freshman Cody Burk threw the discus an impressive distance of 130 feet, 8 inches in winning second place in that event.

Robert Bonney (fourth in the 110 meter hurdles) and Harrison Hugus (fifth in the high jump) rounded out the Hawk boys' placing efforts in Bigfork.

 

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