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Individual efforts by Clark, Johnson
plus relay team add up big at State



Bobby Clark captured two gold medals at state, and narrowly missed a third.

 

Kaleb Johnson, second at right in relay photo, took the gold medal in the State B pole vault event, going 14-6.



Cameron Gamache takes a handoff from Kaleb Johnson. The 400 relay team was second at state.

Boys tie for first
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 state meet.

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 nicely.

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 of 44.13.

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 13.04.

Shyanne finished in fourth place in the state discus with a toss of 112-6.

Marlee Brown placed in two state events

Shyanne Feucht placed in the discus


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