Plains High School track star Jessica Thompson picked up right where she left off last year after capturing two state titles in the MHSA Class C state track meet.
Thompson placed first in three events including javelin, discus and shot-put. Thompson won the shot-put recording a throw of 39 feet, 2.50 inches, the discus with a throw of 117 feet, 11.50 inches and launched a jav 125 feet, 6 inches.
This early performance has solidified the Trotters’ star in the early season conversation of a competitor that will be in the hunt for state hardware.
Thompson Falls track star Gabriella Pallister finished fifth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 29.37 seconds and her Lady Bluehawk’s teammate Haley Morgan recorded a time of 29.95 seconds. Noxon’s Alivia Hill recorded a time of 30.69 seconds.
Morgan finished fifth in the in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1 minutes, 10.11 seconds.
Thompson Fall’s Sierra Hanks finished 8th in the 800-meter dash with a time of 3 minutes, 11 seconds. Josey Neesvig placed third the 1600-meter dash with a time of 6 minutes, 8.57 seconds.
The Lady Bluehawks excelled in the distance events with two placers in the top 10. Rachel Ribeiro finished third with a time of 14 minutes, 56.67 seconds and Noxon’s Phalyn Fickas finished fourth with a time of 15 minutes, 5.62 seconds.
Lady Bluehawk’s Riley Wilson finished ninth with a time of 19.22 seconds and Kacey VanZanten placed 10th with a time of 19.26 seconds in the 100-meter dash.
Trotter’s runner Cree Lulack finished fifth in the 300-meter hurdles recording a time of 57.71 seconds and Kacey VanZanten finished with a time of 59.14 seconds in the same event.
Plains excelled in the 4X100 meter relay. The team consisting of Mariah Smith, Audrey Brown, Lulack, and Kylee Altmiller recorded a time of 57.30 seconds.
Thompson Falls finished sixth in the 4X400 relay. Joey Neesvig, Rachel Ribeiro, Jody Detlaff and Haley Morgan recorded a time of 5 minutes, 2.87 seconds. Alivia Hill, Anna Kaiser, Kristina Brown and Delaney Weltz of Noxon finished with a time of 5 minutes, 18.63 seconds.
Joining Thompson in a high-caliber throwing performance in shot put was teammate Kara Altmiller, who finished sixth throwing a 28 feet, 8 inches. Noxon’s Delaney Weltz finished eight with a throw of 28 feet, 6 inches and Trotter’s Lindsay Laws finished ninth throwing 27 feet, 8 inches.
Thompson finished second in discus with a throw of 117 feet, 11.50 inches and Kara Altmiller finished third with a throw of 112 feet, 8 inches. Weltz finished fourth throwing 95 feet, 8 inches and Plains’ Rachel Huenink threw 93 feet, 6.50 inches. Nixon’s Cory Bromerkle finished ninth with a throw of 82 feet.
Kara Altmiller finished second in the jav throwing 106 feet, 8.50 inches, Laws finished third with a throw of 103 feet, 6 inches and Noxon’s Kristina Brown recorded a throw of 101 feet, 9.50 inches to finish fourth.
Thompson Fall’s Jody Detlaff placed sixth in the high jump with a jump of 4 feet, 8 inches. Thompson Fall’s Riley Wilson finished 8th in the high jump recording 4 feet, 4 inches and Kylee Altmiller finished ninth with a jump of 4 feet, 2 inches.
Thompson Falls Maya Stiles finished fifth in pole vault with a jump of 7 feet.
Noxon’s Anna Kaiser finished eighth in the long jump with an attempt of 14 feet, 2 inches. Kylee Altmiller finished ninth in the long jump with a jump of 13 feet, 9.50 inches.
Kaiser also finished sixth in the triple jump with an attempt of 30 feet, 2 inches.