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Whitefish track and field team’s success continues in Kalispell, Libby

by WHITNEY ENGLAND
Whitefish Pilot | April 14, 2021 1:00 AM

The Whitefish track and field team competed in two meets last week and in several events the teams clocked noteworthy times and distances.

First the team competed against Flathead and Bigfork at Legends Stadium in Kalispell in an unscored event. Then on Friday Whitefish traveled to Libby to compete in a smaller triangular event with the Loggers and Eureka Lions.

For the girls in Kalispell, Whitefish freshman Brooke Zetooney ran a personal best of 27.61 seconds in the 200 meter race to edge Flathead for first place.

Hailey Ells was another highlight in the 300 meter hurdles finishing first with a time of 48.39 seconds, also edging a group of Flathead runners.

“Hailey Ells won the 300 hurdles, she’s a freshman,” Whitefish girls head track and field coach Kelliann Blackburn said. “That was an automatic state qualifying time which was pretty awesome. So she qualified for that in the second meet out.”

Other highlights for the Lady Bulldogs from the Kalispell meet included junior Erin Wilde taking first place in the long jump, going a distance of 16 feet and 1/2 inches. Also senior Jenny Patton took second place in both the Javelin and discus events.

“My field event kids keep improving every meet,” Blackburn noted.

Senior Mikenna Ells finished in second place in the 800 meter event. Freshmen Isabelle Cooke and Olivia Genovese went two and three in the 1,600 meter race. Another freshman Bailey Smith took third in the 100 meter hurdles.

In Libby the biggest feat of the day for the girls was Erin Wilde’s high jump, she placed first after jumping 5 feet, 5 inches. This was a personal best for her that also broke the school record from 1973.

“That was pretty exciting, it was a highlight,” Blackburn said. “She jumped 5 feet, 5 inches and it was an old record by a lady named Kim Erickson in 1973. So that’s a big one.”

In the Libby meet, Whitefish finished first in 14 out of the 17 events. Mikenna Ells placed first in the 200 meter event with a state qualifying time, which Blackburn noted was good to have her now qualified in several events.

For the boys in Kalispell, Whitefish junior Colter Gaertner took first place in the 400 meter event with a personal best time of 54.39 seconds; Gaertner also took fourth in the 200 meter event. Senior Marvin Kimera continued his fast pace in the 100 meter dash with a time of 12.36 seconds to take third in the event.

Some Bulldog freshmen had a good showing in the distance events with Mason Genovese taking third in the 800 meter, Deneb Linton placing fourth in the 1,600 meter, and Landon Brown taking third in the 3,200 meter event.

Bowdrie Krack took third in both the 100 meter and 300 meter hurdles as well. In the triple jump Barrett Garcia placed second going 37 feet and 10 1/4 inches, Mason Genovese was just behind him in third place on the same event.

In Libby the boys had a good day as well.

Marvin Kimera and Gabe Menicke went one and two in the 200 meter event. Mason Genovese took first in the 1,600 meter race; Deneb Linton placed first with Will Hyatt in second in the 3,200 meter run.

Whitefish junior Talon Holmquist won the shot put competition and took second in discus; placing first in discus was Bulldog Bode Wold.

The Bulldogs absolutely dominated the long jump event, taking the top four spots led by junior Bodie Smith who jumped a season-best of 20 feet.

Whitefish will next compete on April 20 as they host their first home triangular meet. They will compete against Bigfork and Glacier beginning at 3 p.m.

Flathead Triangular

BOYS

100 — 3, Marvin Kimera, Wfh, 12.36.

200 — 4, Colter Gaertner, Wfh, 25.00.

400 — 1, Colter Gaertner, Wfh, 54.39;

800 — 3, Mason Genovese, Wfh, 2:17.19;

1600 — 4, Deneb Linton, Wfh, 5:10.18.

3200 — 3, Landon Brown, Wfh, 11:42.25;

110 hurdles — 3, Bowdrie Krack, Wfh, 20.05;

300 hurdles — 3, Bowdrie Krack, Wfh, 49.19;

400 relay — 5, Whitefish, 49.51.

1600 relay — 3, Whitefish 3:47.49.

Javelin — 5, Cody Berry, Wfh, 110-03; 6, Dennis Shestak, Wfh, 108-10

High jump — 6, Ethan Schott, Wfh, 5-01.00; 6, Wyatt Kaszuba, Wfh, 5-01.00

Long jump — 5, Vadim Abramchuk, Wfh, 17-06.50

Triple jump — 2, Barrett Garcia, Wfh, 37-10.2; 3, Mason Genovese, Wfh, 37-7.75; 4, Morgan Kyle, Wfh, 37-4.5.

Pole vault — 6, Cody Berry, Wfh, 8-00.00

GIRLS

100 — 5, Hailey Ells, Wfh, 13.68.

200 — 1, Brooke Zetooney, Wfh, 27.61; 4, Tommye Kelly, Wfh, 28.41.

400 — 5, Emma Barron, Wfh, 1:09.48

800 — 2, Mikenna Ells, Wfh, 2:34.19;

1600 — 2, Isabelle Cooke, Wfh, 5:51.04; 3, Olivia Genovese, Wfh, 5:57.98;

3200 — 4, Morgan Grube, Wfh, 13;11.55.

100 hurdles — 3, Bailey Smith, Wfh, 19:03.

300 hurdles — 1, Hailey Ells, Wfh, 48.39;

400 relay — 1, Flathead 51.87; 2, Whitefish 53.00; 3, Bigfork 54.74.

1600 relay — 1, Flathead 4:21.42; 2, Whitefish 4:28.15; 3, Whitefish 4:35.63.

Discus — 2, Jennifer Patten, Wfh, 82-1;

Javelin — 2, Jennifer Patten, Wfh, 97-8;

Long jump — 1, Erin Wilde, Wfh, 16-1.5; 3, Tommye Kelly, Wfh, 14-5.5;

Pole vault — 4, Taylor Gentry, Wfh, 6-6.

Libby Triangular

BOYS

100 — 5. Colter Gaertner, Wfh 12.42; 7. Jack Sears, Wfh, 12.60

200 — 1. Marvin Kimera, Wfh, 23.36; 2. Gabe Menicke, Wfh, 23.98; 4. Dawson Muth, Wfh, 25.37.

400 — 2. Barrett Garcia, wfh, 56.14; 4. Reudi Steiner, wfh, 58.95; 5. Azure Stolte, wfh, 59.65

800 — 3. Landon Brown, wfh, 2:25.68; 5. Zack Dunnagan, wfh, 2:28.89

1600 — 1. Mason Genovese, wfh, 5:02.54; 3. Reudi Steiner, wfh, 5:13.60; 4. Gabe Lund, wfp, 5:16.20; 5. Landon Brown, wfh, 5:22.11

3200 — 1. Deneb Linton, wfh, 10:50.47; 2. William Hyatt, wfh, 11:50.01; 4. Jack McDaniel, wfh, 12:24.75.

110 hurdles — 2. Bodie Smith , wfh, 17.17; 3. Bowdrie Krack, wfh, 19.20a; 4. Morgan Kyle, wfh, 20.00; 5. Gavin Carmichael, wfh, 22.53

300 hurdles — 3. Bowdrie Krack, wfh, 52.33; 4. Gavin Carmichael, wfh, 54.49

400 relay — 2. Whitefish 47.86

1600 relay — 1. 3:47.54

Javelin — 3. Ty Schwaiger, wfh, 130-4; 4. Cody Berry, wfh, 121-9; 5. Trey Hunt, wfh, 118-8

High jump — 2. Gabe Menicke, wfh, 5-6; 4. Wyatt Kaszuba , wfh, 5- 2

Long jump — 1. Bodie Smith, wfh, 20-0; 2. Marvin Kimera, wfh, 19-5.5; 3. Trey Hunt, wfh, 18-8; 4. Ethan Schott, wfh, 17-8.5

Triple jump — 3. Morgan Kyle, wfh, 38-7; 5. Vadim Abramchuk, wfh, 37-9

GIRLS

100 — 1. Brooke Zetooney, wfh, 12.4; 2. Mikenna Ells 12.5; 4. Erin Wilde, wfh, 13.4

200 — 1. Mikenna Ells, wfh, 26.06

400 — 1. Tommye Kelly, wfh, 1:04.76; 3. Emma Barron, wfh, 1:09.28

800 — 1. Paetra Cooke, wfh, 2:42.44; 2. Charlotte Lehmann, wfh, 2:49.74

1600 — 1. Morgan Grube, wfh, 5:55.56; 2. Paetra Cooke 6:12.15

100 hurdles — 1. Hailey Ells 17.38; 2. Maeve Ingelfinger 18.4; 3. Kristina Shestak 19.13.

400 relay — 1. Whitefish 57.72

1600 relay — 1. Whitefish 4:18.64

Shot put — 1. Brooke Zetooney 28-11.5; 2. Drew Steele 26-7.75

Discus — 1. Jennifer Patten 90-4.5

Javelin — 1. Jennifer Patten 103-9; 2. Brooklyn Smith 92-9

Pole vault — 1. Gabby Herrick 7-6; 2. Maeve Ingelfinger 7-0.

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Whitefish's Hailey Ells clears the last jump in the 300 meter hurdles during a track and field meet with Bigfork and Flathead high schools at Legends Stadium on Tuesday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Bulldog freshman Charlotte Lehmann runs during a track meet at Legends Stadium last week. (Matt Weller photo)

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Bulldog freshman Kristina Shestak throws the javelin during a track and field meet at Legends Stadium last week. (Matt Weller photo)

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Whitefish sophomore Maggie Pulsifer runs during a track meet at Legends Stadium last week. (Matt Weller photo)

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Whitefish freshman Drew Steele throws the javelin during a track and field meet at Legends Stadium last week. (Matt Weller photo)

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Bulldog senior Mikenna Ells runs during a track meet at Legends Stadium last week. (Matt Weller photo)

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Bulldog senior Patricia McDaniel runs during a track meet at Legends Stadium last week. (Matt Weller photo)

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Whitefish's Ben Dalen competes in shot put at the track and field meet in Libby on Friday. (Will Langhorne/The Western News)

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Whitefish's Trey Hunt competes in the long jump at the track and field meet in Libby on Friday. (Will Langhorne/The Western News)