Girls Place Fifth at Choteau Meet


Photo courtesy of Christa Hardy

Exchange student Ricardo Samoggia takes a flying leap in Cascade's recent track meet at Choteau.

Madison Cope, Staff Writer

With the weather warming up (a little), it’s looking and feeling more and more like track season.

The Cascade Badgers high school track and field team traveled to Choteau on Saturday, April 13, and the girls placed fifth overall out of 18 teams, and the boys finished in 11th.

The team had eight placers including the girls’ relay team. For girls, freshman Emilie Crago placed third in both the long jump and the 400, freshman Lily Grismer placed sixth in the 100, sophomore Caybree Ludvigson placed fourth in the 1600, and senior Mackenzie Wombold placed second in the javelin and fourth in the shot put.

In the relays, the girls’ 4 x 100 team consisting of Emilie and Elise Crago, Shaylyn Evans, and Grismer took fifth place. In the 4 x 400, junior Shelbie Jackson joined the Crago sisters and Grismer finished in fourth place.

On the boys’ side, senior Kolton Lynn placed third in the shot put and fifth in the javelin, while freshman Justin Smith tied for sixth place in the pole vault.

“Track is all about personal records and improving as individuals week to week so that we can score team points when it comes to Districts,” said head coach Christa Hardy. “I’m proud of how everyone competed, and we got some good marks.”

There were 17 people who achieved personal records: Emilie Crago, Evans, Grismer, Wombold, Lindsey Faldinski, Ludvigson, Kaitlynn Lummer, Ava McKamey, Elise Crago, Lynn, Kaden Shelton, Preston Hastings, Caden Crowell, Smith, Kyle Evans, Riccardo Samoggia, and Max Hardt.

“We had some handoff issues with both our boys and girls 4×100 varsity relay teams, evidence that we just need more practice and time on the track because both of them have a good shot at state once we work out the kinks,” stated Hardy.

We wish the track team the best of luck at their upcoming events.