By Damion Martindale
The Blue Sky Eagles track team will be sending three very talented athletes to the State Class C track meet on Friday and Saturday at Bozeman.
Carlye Reddig will be lead the flock of Eagles, by competing in two events the 100 meters and the 200 meters.
"Carlye is up there with the best of them, a few tenths (of a second) separates first from fifth place, and she can compete with all of them." said Head Coach Bill Mulvaney.
Also competing for Blue Sky will be Natalie Strissel. Strissel will run into action in the 300-meter hurdles.
"Natalie has been running good times, it would not be unheard of for her to run a 46 (seconds) or 47 (seconds)," Mulvaney said.
Returning state placer Lindsey Letang will attempt to improve on her fourth-place finish last year at the state meet.
Letang earned her spot at the state meet in the 1,600 meters.
"Lindsey is looking forward to the meet, she has a good chance at placing very high," Mulvaney said.
"They all have a good chance, and we have had a good week of practice. The team should be very confident with their chances," he said.
The J-I Rams will be represented by discus thrower Angela Peek. Peek, a senior, qualified with a throw of 107-3 at the Northern Divisional meet last week.
"We have had high quality one-on-one practices this week," Head Coach Bruce Beaudry said. "Angela has a good chance of putting out her best throw and placing high this weekend."
An injury kept Peek from competition last season, and she is looking forward to making up for lost time, Beaudry said.