COLUMBIA FALLS — Angellica Street spent the past four years dominating the track and field competition at Columbia Falls High School.
Street placed third at the Class A state meet in the javelin her freshman year, then won back-to-back state titles her sophomore and junior seasons.
However, with COVID-19, Street became yet another high school athlete whose spring season has been canceled.
"It was super disappointing," said Street. "I mean, with COVID going on, you have to keep looking forward to the next season. It was just a bummer for me, but all athletes out there."
With the cancellation, Street will miss out on the rare chance to become a three-time state champ.
However, she has a lot to look forward to in the future.
Street is heading south to Texas A&M, where she'll throw javelin for the track and field team, an opportunity not many small-town Montana kids get.
"Just to go to a camp to see if I could learn more and throw farther after my season in my junior year," Street said of her introduction to the Aggies. "Luckily I met Chico and the A&M coaches, and they invited me to come for an official visit and from there it took off."
Not only does Street want to excel in athletics, but in the classroom as well. She will major in business in hopes of one day becoming self-employed.
While nearly all of Street's accomplishments can be attributed to her hard work, she gives a lot of credit to the Columbia Falls community.
"Even people I didn't know came up to me and congratulated me with everything," she said. "Especially a huge shoutout to my coaches, because I definitely couldn't be here without them. My parents supported me all the way through, they just told me to just keep looking forward and push myself harder each time."