Sidney's Waters Looks To End High School Career On Strong Note

Sidney High School's senior Chace Waters is looking to end his high school career with a bang.

Waters, who placed third in the discus at last year's Class A state track meet, is off to an even better start this season.

Waters earned top honors in the shot put at the Top 10 meet held in Glasgow last week. Waters was seventh in the shot put at last year's state meet.

The senior noted it's the best that he has ever done at the Top 10 competition that features the best track athletes in northeastern Montana. "I've definitely gotten better," Waters said. "I've never done very well at Top 10."

He said he's been concentrating more on the shot put so far this season, but he plans to make some changes in the discus to achieve better results in the post season.

Waters' throwing career started when he was in middle school under the guidance of his father, Ryan, and coach Roger Merritt.

His older brother, Riley, also benefitted Chace's development. "Us competing in the yard kind of helped me," Chace said. Riley's high school career included placing at state in the shot put.

When Chace was a freshman and Riley was a senior, it was definitely competition between the two. Chace was able to get the better of Riley in the discus during one memorable meet that season.

"That led to a big argument," Chace remembers. "He didn't talk to me for a week after that."

He is now looking forward to joining his big brother on Dickinson State University's football team. Chace, who plays defensive tackle, earned All-State honors and was selected to play in the Shrine Game this year.

"He will support me, we will be on the same side," Chace said of playing for the Blue Hawks.

He noted that his cousins Brett Stentoft, Froid/Lake, and Jackson Simonson, Great Falls, will also play at Dickinson State.

"It's going to be fun," Waters said.

But for now, he is enjoying track season and hoping for a memorable finish.

"I'm finally getting into bigger numbers in the shot and discus. It's been a fun year," Waters said.


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