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Butte's Dalton Daum Running for Records

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When he's not out running the competition on the football field, Dalton Daum can be found here.

With his feet in the shoots, taking off running on the track.

"I've been fast pretty much my whole life. So it's just natural ability I think."

Natural or not, Daum is fast.

So fast, that in a meet a few weeks ago, he ran what would have been the fastest 100 meter race in state history, with a 10.66.

"I was shocked,” said Daum. “I knew I was running well, I just wasn't expecting that. I was expecting maybe 10.80, 10.90, I wasn't expecting a 10.6."

Dalton maintains his speed by working on the small details.

"It's staying active, working on starts, doing accelerations, stuff that builds speed," he said.

"Now we just try to find different slight little adjustments here and there,” said Arie Grey, head coach. “Whether it's in his box or running form or whatever it may be to help him in that sense."

Dalton says he's taking things day by day.

With his speed and the state meet quickly approaching; he hopes to finish first at the finish line.

"He has the opportunity to win multiple events,” said Grey. “The key is that it has to be the right conditions, the right things, the right time. He works hard and does some good things on the track, and will continue to improve."

"It's been one of my goals since I've been a freshman,” Daum said. “So if I don't get it this year. I'm hoping next year I can get it. It's just working hard and staying focused."

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