4/1/2013 2:25:00 PM Girls track team doubles up competition
By Charro Coleman
The girls track team got the season off to another good start winning the Indoor Meet at RCTC on March 21st. The girls were without several members of the team with speech, the play and some being sick, but that did not slow the girls down. The Lady Bears took first scoring 82.5 points. Chatfield was second with 42.5, KW was third with 40, Cannon Falls was fourth with 35.5 and Hayfield was fifth with 24.5.
The sprinters and jumpers had big performances. In the 55 dash Jillian Krier took first with a time of 7.68 and teammate Jessica Freese finished second in a time of 8.05. In the 55 hurdles, Kelsey VonBerge finished second in a time of 9.75 and teammates Madison Blazing and Taya Johnson finished in the points with Blazing coming in fourth with a time of 10.94 and Johnson fifth with a time of 11.18. In the 200, Baylee Jahrus was the teams top finisher in seventh with a time of 31.8. Maddie Ford had a nice 400 run finishing third for the team in a time of 1:14.
In the distance races is where the girls were the most shorthanded. In the 800, Haley Abrams finished in the points with a fifth place finish and Jordyn Fairchild did well in her first open 800 finishing sixth. In the mile Haley once again came through with a fourth place finish in a time of 7:06. There was no two mile race. In the relays the girls held there on with the 4x800 relay of Jordyn Fairchild, Merideth Boyce, Maddie Ford and Macy Dunn finished third with a time of 12:58. In the Medley the relay of Anne Christofferson, Camille Fawcett, Madison Blazing and Macy Dunn finished fourth with a time of 5:55. The 4x400 relay finished second in a time of 5:09 and consisted of Maureen Disque, Chanelle Logan, Jordyn Boe and Kelsey VonBerge. The 4x200 relay was made up of the same girls that ran the 4x400 and they finished third as a team with a time of 2:05.
The girls had a very strong showing in the field events taking first in four of the five and placing several more. In the pole vault Jillian Krier took first clearing 8'6 and teammates Hannah Coleman and Lauren Timm followed close behind with Hannah finishing second clearing 8' and Lauren in third clearing 7'6. Taya Johnson finished fifth clearing 6'6. In the long jump the girls took the top two spots again with Anne Christofferson starting the season off with a big jump of 17'2.5" and Jessica Freese was second with a jump of 14'3. In the triple jump the girls took the top three places again with Anne taking first with a jump of 33'2", Camille Fawcett was second with a jump of 30'9, and Connor Zamzow took third with a jump of 29'8. In the high jump Taylor Knesel cleared 4'8 to take first and Payton Stites cleared 4'4 to finish fifth. In the shot put the girls placed three with Crystal Nickles taking second with a throw of 29', Maddie Hintz was third with a throw of 24'10 and Kyra Abrams finished fifth with a throw of 23'6. The girls were limited to doing just two or three events in this first meet to prevent injuries and to just get back into the flow of competition. The girls next compete on April 2 in another indoor at RCTC.