GREAT FALLS — If you ask Tatum Hull how she feels about her first high school track season, she’d say she’s a little surprised.
After all, it’s not often that a freshman qualifies for state in three events before divisionals, but that’s exactly what the Chester-Joplin-Inverness star has done. In Class C, Hull holds the second-best time in the 100-meter hurdles, and she has the second-longest long jump and the third-longest triple jump.
“It’s really fun going up against the seniors instead of staying in the JV section. I like the competition against them, and it’s been going really well,” Hull said.
In recent weeks, Hull has run into the tough competition that defines the Northern C.
At the District 9C meet in Havre last week, Hull took second to Fort Benton’s Leah Gannon in long jump and took fourth in triple jump after Turner’s Sarah Billmayer brought home first. Despite that, Hull said she’s looking forward to the next few weeks.
“There is competition and there’s a couple of girls I haven’t met that I’ll see at state and I’m excited to see them at state,” Hull said.