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Three Forks’ Kendall Lynn competes for the Wolves earlier in April. 

Kendall Lynn is proud of her sister, but she couldn’t let her sibling get away with besting her easily.

Lynn had taken third in the state long jump Friday and watched her younger sister, Keaton, win the title. Lynn was driven to defend her state triple jump championship and set a personal record. But the sibling rivalry boosted her just a little bit more.

“That was a little bit more motivation,” Lynn said with a laugh. “If she got one, I had to get one.”

Lynn went ahead and set a Three Forks record in the triple jump and won her second consecutive championship in the event with a mark of 36 feet, 4.5 inches on Saturday at the Class B meet in Kalispell. The Three Forks girls finished fifth with 57 points and the boys were 11th with 20.

Wolves head coach Tracy Welter said Lynn sped down the runway on her winning run. Lynn felt her approach, which she had been meticulously working on, was dialed in and technically sound.

She simply hoped for a personal record, which she set, and to win. Having won the state title last season as a sophomore, the Wolves junior felt more experienced but still felt compelled by her competition to perform to her maximum potential.

Lynn didn’t know she broke the school record until coaches told her afterward. She was thrilled all the same.

“I feel great,” Lynn said. “Just to get what I’ve been working on the whole year, it felt pretty great.”

Triple jump ended up being a key event for the Wolves. Three Forks senior Payden Lynn recorded a season best 43-10.75 to take runner-up, and senior Bryce Olson closed his career with a personal-best 43-2 for third.

Welter credited jumping coach Brenda Olson, who’s Bryce’s mother, as a key in the event’s success.

Kendall Lynn also set a personal record in the 300-meter hurdles in 48.27 seconds, good for sixth. Senior Paeton Ohs was sixth in the javelin with 116-6, and Owen Long set a personal record with a 6-0 high jump for the Wolves.

“It went really good. I thought everybody was really impressive,” Welter said. “Our kids’ marks were above or at where we expected. It was really a good feeling.”

Colton Pool can be reached at or 406-582-2690. Follow him on Twitter @CPoolReporter.