The Mission High School boys’ track team had a total of five first-place finishes at the Lake County Meet Thursday afternoon at Ronan.
Thrower Michael Durglo and jumper Flint McPherson emerged as stars in the Lake County Meet.
All season, these two competitors have found themselves at or near first place and they had an opportunity to showcase their talent in front of the entire Mission Valley.
Durglo has cemented himself as one of the top throwers in the county, and he had a chance to prove it at the most recent meet. Durglo achieved a personal record in the shot put recording a throw of 47 feet, 2 inches.
In the discus, it was more of the same as Durglo recorded a throw of 129 feet, 1 inches and in the javelin, though he didn’t achieve a personal record, he completely outdid his competition.
Durglo’s distance of 134 feet, 8 inches easily surpassed Charlo’s Brock Tomlin, who finished second in the javelin recording his personal best with 128 feet, 5 inches.
Durglo’s Bulldog teammate McPherson finished first in the long jump with a distance of 18 feet, 3.5 inches and also recorded a triple jump of 38 feet, 6.5 inches.
Bulldogs excel at KHL Invite
The Bulldogs also had some outstanding performance at the KLH Meet Saturday at Seeley Lake.
Isaiah Nasateweya placed fifth in the 3,200-meter dash with a time of 11 minutes, 19.71 seconds.
Durglo also continued to excel at the KHL and finished third in the shot put recording a distance of 46 feet, 1 inches, placed second in discuss firing a throw of 128 feet, 4 inches and was fifth in the javelin with a throw of 137 feet, .50 inches.
Lady Bulldogs showcase talent at Lake County, KLH
The Lake County meet is an opportunity for all of the Mission Valley teams to showcase their talent and the Lady Bulldogs took full advantage of their showcase.
The Mission High School Lady Bulldogs had a total of three first-place finishes at the Lake County Meet.
Sydney Brander finished first in the long jump and recorded a personal record with a jump of 16 feet.
Karolyna Buck also placed first with a high jump of 5 feet and thrower Leila Marsh placed first in the javelin with a throw of 92 feet, 6 inches.
Buck didn’t stop at the Lake County as she excelled at the KLH Saturday at Big Sky.
Buck had two top-five finishes at KHL finishing first in the high jump leaping to a distance of 5 feet and the 800-meters with a time of 2 minutes, 44.28 seconds.
Buck’s teammate Afton Brander also had a few top-five finishes of her own. Brander finished third in the long jump recording a distance of 15 feet, 3 inches and second in the triple jump of 32 feet, 5 inches.