Boys tie for
at State Track Meet
June 1, 2000
Seeley Swan Pathfinder
Seeley Lake, Montana
Four senior boys graduated Seeley-Swan High School Sunday on
a note of distinction. The day before they had tied for first
with Plains in the State Class B Track Meet. And, it was the
first time in the school's history that a team had won at the
The leader of the pack was no surprise. Bobby Clark has been
a contender in track going back to his junior high years here
and two gold medals in hurdles at state just capped off his career
The team's third individual gold medal was more of surprise,
but still understandable when you consider what a fine athlete
he's been in other sports at SSHS. Kaleb Johnson vaulted 14-6,
a foot better than his previous best, and captured the state
gold medal in that event.
Gameron Gamache and Noah Madinger teamed up with Clark and
Johnson to take second place at state in the 400 relay in a time
Clark added another second in the 100 in a photo finish at
11.34, and when it was all over, Seeley-Swan had 46 points, tied
with Plains for first place.
No one is bemoaning such a finish, but Clark might have been
able to break the tie had he been able to compete in the long
jump, one of his strong events, on Friday, but the event was
held while he was running hurdles and he did not compete in it.
Clark won both the 110 and 300 hurdles, covering the 110's
in 15.48, and the 300's in 38.86. The week before he had set
a Class B Divisional Record in the 300 hurdles.
For SSHS girls, Marlee Brown and Shyanne Feucht both placed
in state events.
Marlee, who had won the sprints at divisional, finished third
in the 200 in a time of 26.07 and was fifth in the 100 in a time
Shyanne finished in fourth place in the state discus with
a toss of 112-6.