Demon girls track team places third in home invite
The Washington girls track team held its 43rd annual invitational track meet Thursday, April 20, where they ended in third place out of six schools participating.
Hannah Anderson took first place in the long jump going 15 feet and 1/4 inch.
Following in second place was Isabel Bailey who went 15 feet 9 inches.
Anderson had an impressive finish in the 100-meter dash as she had a time of 12.57 to take first place in that event.
Bailey took second in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:06.44.
Leah Marek, Ashley Telleen, Jenah Greiner and Anderson ran the 4x200-meter relay in 1:49.14 to take first place.
In the 4x400-meter relay, Telleen, Greiner, Bailey and Anderson made up the first-place team having a time of 4:19.29.
Coach Stefanie Tschantz says the meet itself went really well.
“We weren’t really focused too much on team points,” she says. “I just wanted to see what a couple of individuals could do.
“We were also trying to drop some relay times. We are on the bubble to qualify for the Drake Relays. Conditions weren’t in our favor tonight, but overall, we ran great.”
While the official results for Drake haven’t been released yet, Tschantz says several could have the chance to take part next week.
“We’re looking at our 4x1 and Hannah Anderson in the open 100 and in the long jump as well.”
Speaking of Anderson, she has made some great finishes this season and Tschantz is pleased to see her progress.
“She’s a very strong runner. Every time out, she shows more competitiveness.
“It’s fun to see that whatever race we put her in, she’s going to give everything she has.”
Anderson isn’t the only one with strong finishes Thursday.
“Jenah Greiner, Ashley Telleen, Isabel Bailey, Leah Marek, Makenzi Marek and Claire Horak all had a great night,” Tschantz says.
“It was a busy, busy night, but it was fun to see everybody work hard together.”
The next couple of meets will be different than usual.
“We compete at Burlington Monday,” Tschantz says. “That’s a nine and 10 meet; our upperclassmen aren’t going to that one.
“The next meet Thursday, at WACO won’t have our Drake qualifiers, so it’s going to be a different type of week.
“We will just run hard in practice. We will change things up at WACO and have some fun.”
As the end of the season draws near, there are still some things Tschantz will focus on with the team.
“With conference and districts coming, we are still trying to work out what’s going to go, what will work, what we want to see, who will be where. There’s a lot of things up in the air right now. They are all good challenges to have.”
The meet at Burlington, Monday, April 24, starts at 4:30 p.m.
4. Addison Six, 4-4
1. Hannah Anderson, 15-10 1/4
2. Isabel Bailey, 15-9
14. Gracie Greiner, 77-4
16. Kira Ropp, 71-3
19. Lupita Delarosa, 61-6
16. Olivia Pacha, 26-9
17. Brooke Stout, 25-5
19. Gracie Greiner, 24-8 1/2
20. Madison Fishback, 22-2 1/2
1. Hannah Anderson, 12.57
6. Isabel Bailey, 13.58
7. Jenah Greiner, 13.73
3. Ashley Telleen, 28.44
4. Leah Marek, 29.14
14. Abby Voss, 32.56
19. Kira Ropp, 34.50
2. Isabel Bailey, 1:06.44
5. Molly Sparks, 1:12.41
13. Lupita Delarosa, 1:20.92
16. Madison Fishback, 1:26.85
4. Claire Horak, 2:41.40
6. Brooke Stout, 2:51.71
13. Addison Six, 3:07.26
16. Gracie Greiner, 3:14.87
6. Claire Horak, 5:53.70
7. Halle Leyden, 5:55.98
11. Molly Sparks, 6:09.76
13. Maggie Voss, 6:21.54
6. Maggie Voss, 13:11.93
9. Peyton Cuddeback, 14:17.37
6. Victoria Barber, 17.86
7. Demeri Bell, 17.88
12. Kennedy Slagel, 20.22
13. Michaela Hoffman, 20.37
4. Kennedy Slagel, 1:21.85
7. Olivia Pacha, 1:26.94
5. Makenzi Marek, Demeri Bell, Victoria Barber, Leah Marek, 55.17
4x100.25-meter relay throwers
3. Gracie Greiner, Olivia Pacha, Kira Ropp, Lupita Delarosa, 1:03.64
1. Leah Marek, Ashley Telleen, Jenah Greiner, Hannah Anderson, 1:49.14
1. Ashley Telleen, Jenah Greiner, Isabel Bailey, Hannah Anderson, 4:19.29
4. Claire Horak, Meredith Raber, Addison Six, Molly Sparks, 11:02.08
5. Demeri Bell, Jenah Greiner, Ashley Telleen, Leah Marek, 2:00.45
9. Kennedy Slagel, Michaela Hoffman, Abby Voss, Brooke Stout, 2:14.19
5. Makenzi Marek, Victoria Barber, Addison Six, Halle Leyden, 5:07.07
6. Michaela Hoffman, Abby Voss, Maggie Voss, Peyton Cuddeback, 5:46.37
4x100-meter shuttle hurdles
3. Demeri Bell, Michaela Hoffman, Victoria Barber, Kennedy Slagel, 1:17.17