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Track squad looks sharp heading down the stretch

by Hungry Horse News
| May 17, 2023 2:00 AM

The girls took third and the boys took fifth as Columbia Falls wrapped up its regular season Saturday at the Nelson-Thomas ABC meet in Polson.

Malaki Simpson continued his winning ways in the 100 meters with a time of 11.03. Earlier in the week he set a personal record at home in a dual against AA Kalispell Glacier with a 11.01, which won him the race against a host of Glacier sprinters.

Simpson also won the 200 with a time of 22.56 in Polson. Jace Duval was fifth with a 23.67.

Other boys highlights included Quinn Clark, who was sixth in the 3,200 with a 10:48; Adam Schrader, fourth in the 110 hurdles with a 16.71; the boys were third in 400 relay with a 43.56; and Lane Voermans was second in the discus with a 157-5.5, a new personal record.

Mason Bates tied for fifth in the pole vault with an 11-foot leap.

Stanley Stremick took third in the triple jump with a jump of 40 feet, 2 inches.

On the girls’ side, Ally Sempf took third in the 100 with a 12.95 and won the 200 with a 25.82. Siri Erickson was second in the 800 with a 2:25 and won the 1,600 with a 5:17.51, a personal record for her.

Courtney Hussion was third in the 300 hurdles with a 50.28. The girls took second in the 400 relay with a 51.01. Ellie Stutsman was third in the shot put with a throw of 34-4 and Emma McAllister was third in the pole vault with a 10 foot leap.

Ilah McKenzie was fourth in the triple jump with a 31-11.

Both teams competed in a dual last Tuesday against Glacier. Glacier won both team titles.

The squads travel to Corvallis this Friday and Saturday for the Western A divisional meet. The state meet is in Laurel Memorial Day weekend.


Bryce Dunham throws the javelin last week at home. (JP Edge photo)


Siri Erickson takes first in the 800 at the Cats-Pack dual last week at home. (JP Edge photo)


Ally Sempf runs in the 100 last week in Columbia Falls. (JP Edge photo)


Courtney Hussion competes in the 100 hurdles at home last week. (JP Edge photo)