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Track and Field headed to state

After two strong postseason performances, the Three Forks High School Track and Field team will wrap up the 2024 season at this week's Class B State Meet scheduled for May 23 to 25 in Laurel.

It was another great weekend for the Wolves at last week's Southern B Divisional Meet in Laurel. Numerous Three Forks student-athletes finished in the top eight and qualified for the season-ending meet.

"Overall, it was an incredible day at Divisionals with huge PRs from the relays for boys and girls. We are young as a whole, but this group continues to battle and compete to the best of their ability, and we are so excited about the future of this program. Time to finish the year strong," Head Coach Dillon Gongliewski said.

Kylie Rowan was second in the shot put at 37-00.00 for the girls' team and sixth in the discus at 97-03. Bella Jones finished second in the 800 meters at 2:28.97 and Teegan Gifford was second in the 1600 with a PR of 5:40.42.

Maya Noble finished third in the pole vault with a PR of 10-00.00.

"Maya had an awesome day breaking her school record not once, but twice, as she cleared 10'. Also, you have to keep in mind that she is still just a freshman with an incredibly bright future," Gongliewski said.

The 4x100 relay team of Kylee Reichman, Julia Kotter, Madelyn Tesoro, and Noble finished in fourth place with a time of 52.52.

The 4x400 team of Jones, Devynn Judd, Kotter, and Hailey Williams finished in fourth at 4:17.42.

"The girls 4x400 also had a huge season PR and are really in a fantastic position heading into state," Gongliewski said.

On the boys' side, Cass Violett finished fifth in the 1600 with a PR of 4:37.59.

Brady Olson qualified for state in the triple jump with a fifth-place finish and PR of 40-03.75.

Shane Williams will advance to state in the pole vault after an eight-place finish at 10-06.

Marcus Pestel is returning to Laurel for state after finishing eight in the 110-meter hurdles at 18.33.

The 4x100 relay team of Isaiah Gather, Jackson Fanning, Williams, and Jace Kopp qualified after finishing sixth at 45.83.

Gongliewski said it was heartbreaking that the 4x400 relay team fell .1 seconds short of state, but they ran their bodies right to the edge, and the coaching staff is proud of them for having almost a seven-second PR.

"We are taking what some of the coaches and I believe to be one of the biggest teams that Three Forks has ever sent to state, and that is just such a testament to their work ethic and dedication to the program. Even those who fell short this year, had such an incredible year, and we are so proud of everyone's work they put in.," Gongliewski said.

The following Three Forks athletes will make the trip to state after auto-qualifying, qualifying at Divsionals, or as an alternate.

Girls: Ella Delger, Teegan Gifford, Karly Holler, Bella Jones, Devynn Judd, Julia Kotter, Maya Noble, Kylee Reichman, Kylie Rowan, Madelyn Tesoro, Gracie Williams, Hailey Williams, and manager Izzy Harris.

Boys: Bryon Fanning, Jackson Fanning, Isaiah Gather, Colton Hayder, Jace Kopp, Brady Olson, Marcus Pestel, Kanon Reichman, Cass Violett, and Shane Williams.

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