St. Maries’ track and field team battled through conditions at state bad enough that larger schools stayed home altogether.

The Lumberjacks returned with one state champion, and one runner up, following the May 17 and 18 championships.

“It was a rough weekend with the worst possible weather,” Coach Aaron Cloud said. “Anyone competing on Friday faced a huge obstacle.”

The 5A and 4A field events were postponed Friday and completed Saturday, while 3A, 2A and 1A continued.

The decision boded well for seniors Madison Sotin and Bethan Suchoski, who each earned hardware.

Madison’s discus throw of 109-09.50 was good enough for gold as the senior improved from her 2018 fifth-place finish to end her senior year atop the podium.

Bethan matched her personal-best mark in pole vault at 10-00.00 to take home second place in the event.

Clare Keogh took ninth in the high jump with a height of 4-08.00 and Luie Rice was ninth in boys’ high jump at 5-06.00.

2A State Championships, May 17-18

Middleton High School

Individual Results: Boys: 4X100 Relay: 7 (of 8) St. Maries: (Kyle Sibert, Chance Baird, Sauloman Moushey, Kolby Moore) – 47.85

4X400 Relay: 8 (of 8) St. Maries (Justin Dittman, George Dundas, Kolby Moore, Luie Rice) – 3:45.35

Shot Put: 10. Chase Phillips – 38-08.25; 13. Kyle Sibert – 37-06.00

High Jump: 9. Luie Rice – 5-06.00

Long Jump: 12. Luie Rice – 17-00.50

Girls: 3200 meters: 16. Kyrstin Szilasi – 16:23.95

Discus: 1. Madison Sotin – 109-09.50

High Jump: 9. Clare Keogh – 4-08.00

Pole Vault: 2. Bethan Suchoski – 10-00.00

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