Joliet to send six athletes to state track meet in Kalispell

Connor Waddingham
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Outlook photos by Connor Waddingham                        Senior Ry Olson of the Joliet J-Hawks running in his last relay of the season. Olson is qualified for state in the high jump, long jump, and triple jump.

Outlook photos by Connor Waddingham
            Senior Ry Olson of the Joliet J-Hawks running in his last relay of the season. Olson is qualified for state in the high jump, long jump, and triple jump.

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Joliet senior Ariel Wootton, stepping back to the finish line after finishing as the last leg for her team’s 4x100 meter relay. Wootton will be at the state meet representing Joliet in the 100 meter dash.

With the season winding down to a close, some of the Joliet track and field athletes were given one last chance to qualify for state at the divisional meet last week. The Southern B and C divisionals were hosted by Laurel at the Laurel Sports Complex last Friday and Saturday.

At the Southern B divisionals, Joliet’s boys and girls placed seventh and eighth, respectively. Amongst their top performers, Ry Olson had himself a nice day in his three jumping events. He took third in the high jump, but followed that up by placing first in both the long jump and triple jump.

His jumping counterpart on the girls side, Kallie Zinne, also jumped well. She took first in the high jump, qualifying for state by two inches. Junior Brooke Miller took sixth and seventh in the shot put and discus, respectively.

Joliet sent 10 kids to divisionals, as they had been hovering around that line for total athletes all year. Of these 10 athletes, the J-Hawks will be sending half of those to state in Kalispell.

Seniors Ry Olson and Kallie Zinne will both be participating at the Class B State Track Meet this weekend. Olson will be participating in the high jump, long jump, and the triple jump. Zinne will also be participating in the high jump and long jump. These two jumpers have both bounced past the Class B state qualification lines in their respective events and will now look to represent Joliet as best as they can in their last track meet as high schoolers. Caleb Bailey will also be at the state meet participating in the triple jump after qualifying at divisionals.

Fellow senior Ariel Wootton qualified for the 100 meter dash at divisionals and will be headed to state as well. She set her PR of 13.27 to get to state.

Junior Brooke Miller and sophomore Makenna Bushman also will be representing the Lady J-Hawks at state. Miller will be throwing the shot put, and Bushman will be jumping in the long jump, as well as Kallie Zinne.

Earlier on in the season, head coach Sam Antilla said that her team’s jumping program was one of the stronger parts of the team. She proved herself to be right, with six of the eight total state qualifiers being in a jumping event. Her team will aim to hop right to the top of the podium in Kalispell this weekend.

Boys 200 Meters — 12. 12, Ry Olson, 24.39a, Joliet 4x100 Relay — 10. Caleb Nardinger, Wyatt Anderson, Caleb Bailey, Ry Olson, 48.14a, Joliet 4x400 Relay — 13. Grant O’Rourke, Walker Anttila, Nathan Ovitt, Caleb Nardinger, 4:11.09, Joliet Discus - 1.6kg — 9. 12, Grant O’Rourke, 119-08, Joliet; 15. 10, Wyatt Anderson, 102-10, Joliet High Jump — 3. 12, Ry Olson, 6-00.00, Joliet Long Jump — 1. 12, Ry Olson, 21-04.75, Joliet; 12. 11, Caleb Bailey, 18-05.50, Joliet Triple Jump — 1. 12, Ry Olson, 43-01.75, Joliet; 5. 11, Caleb Bailey, 40-03.50, Joliet

Girls 100 Meters — 4. 12, Ariel Wootton, 13.27a, PR, Joliet 200 Meters — 10. 12, Ariel Wootton, 28.90a, Joliet 4x100 Relay — 7. Kyelynne Coombe, Kallie Zinne, Makenna Bushman, Ariel Wootton, 54.04a, Joliet Shot Put - 4kg — 6. 11, Brooke Miller, 31-03.25, PR, Joliet Discus - 1kg — 7. 11, Brooke Miller, 100-07, Joliet High Jump — 1. 12, Kallie Zinne, 5-02.00, SR, Joliet Long Jump — 4. 12, Kallie Zinne, 15-07.50, Joliet; 5. 10, Makenna Bushman, 15-06.00, PR, Joliet Triple Jump — 8. 10, Makenna Bushman, 30-08.75, Joliet; 11. 9, Kyelynne Coombe, 30-01.25, Joliet

State Athletes:

Ry Olson, Senior: High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump

Caleb Bailey: Triple Jump

Kallie Zinne, Senior: High Jump, Long Jump

Ariel Wootton, Senior: 100

Brooke Miller, Junior: Shot put

Makenna Bushman, Sophomore: Long jump


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