Kalispell’s Grossman Receives Gatorade Honors

By Beacon Staff

CHICAGO (AP) – Distance runner Seth Grossman of Kalispell and javelin thrower Marissa Tschida of Missoula have received Montana’s Gatorade track and field athlete of the year awards.

Grossman won the 1,600- and 3,200-meters at the state Class AA track and field championships. He won the 1,600 title by 3.71 seconds, with a time of 4:17.84 and won the 3,200 in 9:28.04, 3.55 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher.

He didn’t lose a 3,200-meter race all spring, posting his best time of 9:27.27 at the Archie Roe Invitational in Kalispell in early May.

Grossman has a track scholarship at the University of Wyoming.

Tschida, who attends Missoula Loyola, won the state Class B javelin championship with a throw of 146 feet, 8 inches _ the best in any class in the state this year. She also won the shot put with a throw of 36-9.75, and finished second in discus.

Tschida has signed a letter of intent to compete in track and field at the University of Washington.