Pirates, Lady Pirates named to All-State and All-Conference teams

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POLSON HIGH School runner Bea Frissell became an All-State track selection after capturing the distance events in the 1,600 and 3,200-meter run at the Montana High School Association state track meet. (Jason Blasco/Lake County Leader)

All season, Polson High School had several performers that were in the top five at the track and were named to the All-State team.

The Polson track team was able to name eight participants to the all-state team and that includes three competitors that captured first-place titles in their events at state.

Over the last few years, the Pirates and Lady Pirates have become known for having great distance runners with a top-tier cross country team for both the boys and girls.

The success of the Pirates, Lady Pirates’ cross country team translated well in the distance events. Bea Frissell captured a first-place finish in both the 1,600 and 3,200-meter.

Frissell finished first in six events in the 1,600-meter all season long and in the 3,200-meter she finished first in five different events. Frissell clocked in one of her personal record times of 11 minutes, 23.92 seconds capturing first in the finals and all-state honors.

Quin Stewart began to peak at the optimal time of the year, improving his time significantly from the start of the year. At the beginning of the season, Stewart recorded times of 2 minutes, 14.9 seconds at Gene Hughes, 2 minutes, 10.07 seconds at the Kalispell Mini-Invite, 2 minutes, 8.43 seconds at the Saphhire Twilight Invitational and 2 minutes, 4.09 seconds at the Lake County track meet.

The Lake County track meet was the last time Stewart recorded a time over the two minute mark. At the Western Divisional, Stewart recorded a time of 1 minute, 58.33 seconds, then a personal record.

Stewart wasn’t finished.

Stewart finished first in the 800-meter run with a time of 1 minute, 59.39 seconds.

Colton Cote finished first in the 110-meter dash recording a personal record of 14.84 seconds at the MHSA Class A state meet Friday at the Laurel Sports Complex.

Cote, who wasn’t a member of the Pirates’ track team last season, started this season slow before his breakout first-place performance at the Top-10 Invitational in Missoula.

Cote clocked in a time of 15.53 seconds in the Top-10 meet in Missoula in the 110-meter hurdles and finished first while recording a time of 14.84 seconds at the MHSA Class A state championship.

Other All-State Track and Field All-State placers included Trenton Adler, Dugan Davis, Kyle Druyvestein, Mikaela DuCharme, Molley Sitter and Quin Sitter.

The following athletes also received all-conference recognition:

Trenton Adler

Asa Askan

Colton Cote

Maima Crowl

Dugan Davis

Kyle Druyvestein

Mikaela DuCharme

Jarod Farrier

Bea Frissell

Marygold Houlk

Karly Lawson

Shayla Olson

Gwen Reese

Gwen Seeley

Landon Shipley

Molly Sitter

Colby Soderquist

Quin Stewart

JaNessa Taylor

Maggie Todd

Alex Wall-Wilbert

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