We end the season with a bang as three local athletes can now call themselves state champions.

Junior Sadie Grove of Choteau and freshman Breauna Erickson of Conrad share the female athlete of the week honors. Grove saved her best for last in the javelin throw, tossing the spear just over 123-feet best among class b state qualifiers. Choteau coach Callie Peebles says following last year’s cancelled season, Sadie came back with a vengeance and more determination than ever to make it happen. The coach also notes that she placed 1st in every meet she participated in, this season.

In terms of the accomplishment, we just couldn’t see any difference in the results posted by Conrad freshman Breauna Erickson. She has been a top contender in the event all season long but she saved her best for last with a personal record of 10-feet in the pole vault. The second best in that event was 9-feet.

Our male athlete of the week, for the 2nd time this year also picked up a state championship in the triple jump. Junior Bauer Seewald also saved his best for last with a leap of just over 42-feet. Seewald cemented the outstanding season with a 2nd place tie in the high jump at 6’2” and a 6th place finish in the long jump.

Congratulations to our outstanding athletes of the week, junior Sadie Grove of Choteau, freshman Breauna Erickson of Conrad and junior Bauer Seewald of Cut Bank. The athlete of the week is sponsored locally by McDonald’s in Cut Bank. McDonald’s honors our athletes with two free value meals each.