MANHATTAN — When Madeline Severson learned that the 2020 track and field season had been canceled by the Montana High School Association in response to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, it wasn’t easy news to stomach.
The past several months haven’t been easy for Emily Sullivan. All of the hard work she put in during the offseason was in jeopardy after the state shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Long before the Montana High School Association canceled spring sports last week due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Jason Murphy and his daughter, Jasmyn, had already been discussing alternatives.
Noel Reynolds Jr. was excited about the 2020 track season. Not only was the Belgrade sprinter looking forward to competing at the Class AA level, he had hoped to etch his name into the school’s record book.
Paeton Ohs scratched on her first two discus throws and wasn’t even in contention to place until her last attempt. Three Forks head coach Tracy Welter called the situation “a little nerve-racking.”