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CFHS hosts 11th annual elementary track meet

by MAX OSWALD
Sports Reporter | May 31, 2023 1:00 AM

CLARK FORK – Washington Elementary students filled the air with screams of joy and excitement after the second-place team was announced as they realized that they had taken home first place and started their team victory lap around the track.

Seven elementary schools traveled to Clark Fork on Friday, May 26 to compete in the 11th annual Clark Fork Elementary Track Meet. The seven elementary schools that attended were Washington, Farmin-Stidwell, Northside, Kootenai, Hope, Southside, and Sagle.

“This meet is a great way for students to learn about the town of Clark Fork and what we have to offer. It is a big deal for our community here,” CFHS athletic director KC MacDonald said.

At the entrance to the stadium, staff members and high school students stood behind a poster which explained what makes Clark Fork special. The poster also shared some fun facts about the school, prompting many curious elementary students to stop by to learn more.

The track and field meet, also known as “Clark Fork Field Day” gives students an opportunity to tune into their competitive side, mingle with students from other schools, and burn off some energy. Students from third through sixth grade compete in the broad jump, softball toss, a cross country mile and half-mile, and various sprinting events and relays.

All CFHS students volunteered their time in order for the meet to run smoothly. Some students served as ushers and directed students to their events, others served as timekeepers, and some took photos and videos of the athletes.

“This meet is really something special,” principal Phil Kemink said. “We are already looking forward to hosting it again next year.”

The meet is always held near the end of the school year and all LPOSD schools usually attend.

CLARK FORK ELEMENTARY TRACK MEET

TEAM SCORES: 1, Washington 530, 2, Farmin-Stidwell 357, 3, Northside 354, 4, Kootenai 165, 5, Hope 137, 6, Southside 76, 7, Sagle 75.

1ST PLACE FINISHERS

3RD GRADE GIRLS

50m: Cassidy Johnson, Northside, 8.95.

100m: Charlotte Lewis, Washington, 16.93.

200m: Olivia Watson, Northside, 34.01.

XC ½ Mile: Olivia Watson, Northside, 3:07.

SOFTBALL TOSS: Katia Tadic, Washington, 71-6.

BROAD JUMP: Indigo Smart, Northside, 4-11.

3RD GRADE BOYS

50m: Ole Larsen, Hope, 7.83.

100m: Jace Buckholt, Northside, 15.29.

200m: Garrison Markwardt, Washington, 34.18.

XC ½ Mile: Grady Peak, Northside, 3:29.

SOFTBALL TOSS: Garrison Markwardt, Washington, 105-2.

BROAD JUMP: Harper Fields, Farmin-Stidwell, 6-5.

4TH GRADE GIRLS

50m: Olivia Becker, Farmin-Stidwell, 8.54.

100m: Xina Schicker, Washington, 15.78.

200m: Xina Schicker, Washington, 33.43.

XC ½ Mile: Nina Tajan, Washington, 3:15.

SOFTBALL TOSS: Frankie Slaton, Farmin-Stidwell, 77-7.

BROAD JUMP: Allyson Ballard, Washington, 5-9.

4TH GRADE BOYS

50m: Patrick Morton, Washington, 8.03.

100m: Felix Carlson, Washington, 14.78.

200m: Mathew McDaniel, Washington, 31.21.

XC ½ Mile: Mathew McDaniel, Washington, 2:58.

SOFTBALL TOSS: Brady Yarbrough, Sagle, 133-0.

BROAD JUMP: Patrick Morton, Washington, 7-0.

5TH GRADE GIRLS

50m: Quinlan Bunge, Kootenai, 8.17.

100m: Gemma Lightfoot, Hope, 15.23.

200m: Olivia Watson, Northside, 34.01.

XC 1 Mile: Olivia Betz, Northside, 6:26.

SOFTBALL TOSS: Allie Gordon, Farmin-Stidwell, 85-7.

BROAD JUMP: Elsie Peak, Northside, 6-0.

5TH GRADE BOYS

50m: Jacob Pesce, Farmin-Stidwell, 7.69.

100m: Luke Huntsberger, Washington, 14.40.

200m: Will Piehl, Washington, 29.45.

XC 1 Mile: Maxx Watson, Northside, 6:01.

SOFTBALL TOSS: Trevor Tadic, Washington, 158-0.

BROAD JUMP: Konrad Steidl, Washington, 6-10.

6TH GRADE GIRLS

50m: Novea Becker, Farmin-Stidwell, 7.72.

100m: Harper Overland, Northside, 14.80.

200m: Jace Chapman, Farmin-Stidwell, 29.63.

XC 1 Mile: Paloma Parr-Coffin, Washington, 6:28.

SOFTBALL TOSS: Kilyah Anderson, Hope, 114-7.

BROAD JUMP: Novea Becker, Farmin-Stidwell, 6-11.

6TH GRADE BOYS

50m: Dalton Trudeau, Kootenai, 7.56.

100m: Tristin Hoisington, Farmin-Stidwell, 13.63.

200m: Wesley Drube, Northside, 28.69.

XC 1 Mile: Wesley Drube, Northside, 6:00.

SOFTBALL TOSS: Erik Hansen, Northside, 160-9.

BROAD JUMP: Mason Riffle, Northside, 7-3.

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A student flexes his muscles after a first-place finish.

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A Hope Elementary School student competes in the 200-meter dash.

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A student competes in the broad jump.

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A Northside Elementary School student competes in the softball throw.

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A student gets ready to cross the finish line in first-place in the 4x100 relay.