The girls were back on the track on Monday, April 30, to compete in a small triangular meet in Stewartville.
The girls had a solid meet with several personal records and many nice performances. The girls won the meet with a final point total of 82. Stewartville finished second with 57 points and GMLOSK finished third with 47 points. Being a smaller meet several of the girls got an opportunity to compete, which is always nice.
Out of the 18 events, the girls took first in eight of them and placed several in the top four earning points for the team.
In the sprint races the girls took first in all three. Katie Lambrecht took first in the 100 dash with a time of 13.47. In the 200 dash, Olivia Amundson took first with a personal record time of 27.02 and in the 400 dash Taylor Kreitinger took first with a time of 62. Teammate Claire Graham picked up a point for the team in the 400 as well with a fourth place finish in a time of 66.3.
In the 100 hurdles, Emma Weatherly crossed the line in first with a time of 16.3 and teammates Page Coleman and Taylor Dean finished third and fourth with times of 18.04 and 18.46.
In the distance races the girls were not able to pick up any firsts, but they did have multiple teammates place. Michaela Hamilton led the way in the 800 taking second in a new personal record time of 2:33. Sisters Ally and Aubrey Akervik picked up some points finishing third and fourth in times of 2:37 and 2:43.
In the mile Emma Arteaga and Abby Halfman picked up a second and fourth place finish. Emma finished second in a time of 6:16 and Abby finished fourth with a time of 6:41. In the two mile Hannah Higgins finished second and teammate Naomi Meek finished third with times of 14:19 and 14:55.
The relay teams picked up a couple of second place finishes and a couple of thirds.
The 4x100 finished third even after a drop of the baton. The team of Katie Lambrecht, Paige Coleman, Olivia Amundson and Payton Sampson finished with a time of 57.4.
The 4x200 relay of Ella Page, Olivia Schoessler, Kirsten Nelson and Katie Kehret also finished third with a time of 1:56. The 4x400 relay of Taylor Kreitinger, Ally Akervik, Payton Sampson and Annika Johnson finished second with a time of 4:25. The 4x800 relay of Olivia Cuestas, Naomi Meek, Emma Arteaga and Abby Halfman finished second with a time of 11:39.
The field events had several new personal records set along with several nice finishes. In the high jump, Izzy Gartner set a new personal record, sailing over 5' and finished second.
In the pole vault the girls swept the top three places with Emma Johnson and Paige Coleman clearing new personal records of 9' and finished tied for first.
Olivia Amundson finished third with a height of 7'6. In the long jump Emma Weatherly picked up the top spot with a jump of 15'9 and teammate Paige Fode jumped 15'3 and finished third. Emma picked up her third first place finish of the night in the triple jump with a distance of 35'3. Grace Warmsbecker jumped her way to a third place finish going 30'2.
Paige Fode picked up a first place finish in the shot put with her toss of 31'11 which is a new personal record. In the discus Fode throw the disc for the first time in competition and finished second with a toss of 85'. Teammate Tegan Boyer also threw a new personal record of 74'9 and finished third.
The season feels like it is just finally getting started, but the big meet are only a week away. Ready or not - it is go time!