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Big Sky Boys Repeat in Track

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The Big Sky boys won their first ever team track title last year. Heading into this season they were hoping to once again contend, but after some injuries and a fifth place finish at Divisional's, the bar was set pretty low for the state meet.

"We weren't expecting to do well, we weren't the favorite by any means," said Senior Alex Mustard.

"Well after the first night we had about seven points so none of us thought we were going to do fantastic at this meet," said Senior Chris Lange.

After a lackluster first day the Eagles just went out and performed loose and without pressure on the second day.

"We all had some good performances throughout the weekend and we all kind of fed off of each other. One person would have a good performance and then another one would and we would just feed off of that," said Mustard.

Throughout the day the Eagles climbed up the leader board but they still weren't sure where they were in the standings heading into the last relay race.

"After we ran that 4X4 one of my teammates came up to me and said I think we just won state. I was like are you joking right now?  Because it was just so unfathomable at that point," said senior Alex Morren.

Big Sky edged Helena High by a single point 59-58 to repeat as Class AA champs.

"The first time was a lot of fun because we could see it coming but this time was completely different because none of us expected to be there," said Lange.

"It's really special to me, Big Sky's first ever track title was last year and to add another one is pretty special and I think it's a lot better the second time," said Mustard.

"It's kind of an unexpected repeat and obviously feels really good especially the way it occurred with the stress and so many kids giving good performances. It couldn't have happened any better and it's great for it to happy like that," said Head Coach Dan Nile.

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