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Hawks head to Eureka for District 7B meet


Sarah Naegeli

IN THE HEAT OF THE RACE - Will Hyatt takes off after receiving the baton from Justin Morgan in Missoula Saturday.

The final tune-up before the champions are determined.

The Thompson Falls Blue Hawk track and field squads completed regular season action at the Kim L. Haines Invitational meet in Missoula Saturday with strong performances by both the girls and boys teams.

Ringing up 18 personal best marks and times, the boys racked up 55 points and finished fifth in team scoring, while the Hawk girls posted five personal bests and scored 35 points, also claiming fifth in final team standings.

As usual this season, seniors Cody Burk and Justin Morgan led the Blue Hawk boys in the field and on the track.

Burk won the shot put with a personal best distance of 49 feet, 3.5 inches and placed second in the discus with a best throw of 137-1.

Morgan continued his dominating spring of distance running by winning the 3200 meters in 9:59.61 and taking a close second in the 1600 meters in 4:37.72. Obviously peaking at the right juncture, both times last week were personal records for Morgan.

Will Hyatt also ran a personal best time of 2:12.25 in running down second place in the 800 meters, in addition to posting another personal best time of 11:17.86 in placing fourth in the 3200 meters.

Sarah Naegeli

BRIAR PALMER and Watson DeBona earlier this season.

Breck Ferris earned fifth place in the long and high jumps, Owen Fernstrom placed fifth in the triple jump with yet another lifetime best effort and Dante Micheli took sixth in the high jump to close out the Hawk boys' efforts.

Senior Jody Detlaff, who recently signed her letter of intent to attend Montana Tech to compete in track and field and possibly volleyball, won second place in the high jump (4-10) and the discus (101-6), in addition to placing sixth in the shot put (29-8).

Hattie Neesvig bounded to third place with a career-best mark in the triple jump (32-4), besides jumping a best-ever 14-1 in the long jump, Chesney Lowe won fourth place in the pole vault, Faith Palmer placed fourth in the 3200 meters and Mollie Nichols fifth.


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