May 25, 2000
Seeley Swan Pathfinder
Seeley Lake, Montana
Photos by Sky Vernon
Multiple first-place wins by seniors Bobby Clark (also a record breaker) and Marlee Brown helped Seeley-Swan place in the top five in both girls' and boys' divisions at the Western B Divisional Track and Field Meet in Missoula last weekend.
Bobby Clark, above, in hurdles.
A total of 12 SSHS athletes (divisional placement sixth or better) advance to the State B Track Meet in Butte this weekend on Friday and Saturday.
SSHS girls (47 points) finished fourth in the divisional meet behind first place Darby with 67, Frenchtown 66, and Florence 54 1/2. Other teams finishing behind Seeley-Swan were Deer Lodge 46, Thompson Falls 44, Superior 43 1/2, Loyola 43, Valley Christian 41, Eureka 27, Troy 24, Plains 24, and St. Ignatius 0.
SSHS boys were in fifth place with team scoring as follows: Thompson Falls 85, Plains 67, Frenchtown 62, Florence 56, Seeley-Swan 53, Loyola 52, Deer Lodge 44, Eureka 37, Darby 34, Troy 24, and Superior 17.
Seeley-Swan's Bobby Clarke captured three events and set a new record in the 300 high hurdles with a time of 38.99 seconds. The old record was 39.29 seconds.
Clark also sped to a first place win in the 110 hurdles in 15.16 seconds and jumped 21 feet, 5 3/4 inches to win the long jump. He was second in the 100 sprint in 11.21 seconds.
Kaleb Johnson pole vaulted 13-6, same height as first place, but was awarded second place based on a miss on first try at 13 feet. Johnson's 13-6 vault was his best this year and matched his best from last year.
The boys' 400 relay team of Kaleb Johnson, Bobby Clark, Noah Madinger and Cameron Gamache finished third with a time of 45.07.
Gamache finished sixth in the triple jump at 40-11 1/4.
For the girls, senior Marlee Brown continued a fine showing in the District Meet with exciting Divisional wins in the 100 and 200. Her time in the 100 was 12.77 with second place at 12.83. She won the 200 in 26.22 with second place at 26.55.
Marlene Brown, above, winning the sprints
Senior Kelly Duntz was second in the 3,200 distance with a time of 12:27.92. She also finished fifth in the 1600 in 5:39.0
Beth Copenhaver was third in the 300 hurdles in 49.10 seconds.
Shyanne Feucht was fifth in the discus with a toss of 106-5.
Deborah Cahoon was fifth in the 100 hurdles in 17.46.
Abbie Christianson qualified for state taking sixth in the javelin with a toss of 106-1.
The girls' 400 relay team of Deborah Cahoon, Jessie Diamond, Beth Copenhaver and Marlee Brown finished in third place with a time of 53.05.