Demons, Wildcats place at Pen City Relays
FORT MADISON – The Washington High School and Columbus Community High School junior varsity and varsity girls’ track and field teams competed in a meet with 24 other teams at the Pen City Relays last night.
The Washington varsity team placed third with 95 points and the JV scored 60.5 team points to place 12th. Columbus Community’s varsity team finished with 43 points, good for 13th place, and their JV squad was 20th with 23 points.
All placements for the Demons are for Class A. Placements for the Wildcats are for Class B. All placements and times are for varsity races unless otherwise denoted.
Emme Keith led off the list of first-places finishes for the Demons. She won the 3,000-meter run in 11 minutes, 53.36 seconds. Macy Marek added another first-place finish in the 100-meter dash to her list, with a time of 12.9. Stephanie Fishback took first place in the 200-meter run in 27.6.
The JV 4x100-meter relay team (Makenzi Marek, Amber Salow, Carolan Hoffman and Makenzie Knutson) won in 56.35. Emma Stout won the JV shot put with her throw of 27 feet, 5 inches.
Washington’s distance medley squad (Dema Giardino, Grace Redlinger, Morgan Kimball and Mariah Howard) took second place in 4:47.9. The 4x200-meter relay team (Kelly Wheeler, Redlinger, Fishback and Macy Marek) was second in 1:51. The 800-meter sprint medley unit (Wheeler, Fishback, Macy Marek and Morgan Kimball) finished in second place in 2:01.2.
The JV 800 sprint medley team (Mak. Marek, Salow, Lexi Redlinger and Howard) did the same in 2:10.9. In the 100 relay the Demons (Giardino, G. Redlinger, Fishback and Macy Marek) took second place in 53 seconds. Dylann Schluetter was second in the discus throw at 96-7. Salow tied for second in the JV long jump at 14-5 ½.
The Demons’ 4x100-meter shuttle hurdle relay team (Emma Wood, Jessie Buchholz, Hoffman and Knutson) placed third in 1:13.9. Wheeler finished a second behind Marek in the 100, placing her third. The Washington JV distance medley quartet (McKenna Reighard, Hannah Purner, Victoria Barber and Brynna DeLong) was third with a time of 5:18.9.
G. Redlinger finished a second behind Fishback in the 200, placing her third. Isabella Giardino was third in the JV 200 in 31.1. Makenna Goodwin tied for third in the JV discus at 72-4.
The Washington 4x800-meter relay team (Stephanie Loy, L. Redlinger, Jasmine Mares and Aubrey Zimmer) had a fourth-place time of 11:44.1. The JV 200 relay unit (Mak. Marek, Salow, I. Giardino and Knutson) was fourth in 2:00.4. Kaitlin Roush placed fourth in the JV 100-meter hurdles in 20.2.
The JV 4x400-meter relay team (Barber, Reighard, DeLong and Purner) took fourth in 5:08.7. McKayla Miller was fourth in the shot put at 28-10.
Buchholz added a fifth-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles to her list of accomplishments on the night in 17.8. Wood took fifth in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:21.5. The 400 relay squad (Buchholz, D. Giardino, Wheeler and Addison Gaal) was fifth in 4:44.55.
Stout placed fifth in the discus at 84-2. Mak. Marek took fifth in the long jump at 14-6 ½.
“Overall, it was a good night for us. We were able to get our times down in several events. We still have a few things to work on to get them to drop even more, but that will come. Macy Marek had another solid night for us. Emme Keith dropped 14 seconds off her best time in the 3,200. Dylann Schlutter is staying very consistent in the discus for us,” Washington head coach Stefanie Tschantz said.
The Wildcat 100 hurdle relay team won its race in 1:14.4. Rebeca Neri took first place in the JV 400-meter dash in 1:09.2.
The Columbus 800 relay team finished second in 11:16.3. Laura Mincks was second in the JV 400 in 1:13.2. A pair of Wildcats placed second and third in the 200, those girls being Kelsey Pretz and Monaye Matthews. Their times were 28.7 and 29.4.
Another pair of Wildcat girls took third and fourth places in the 800-meter run. That pair was Taylor Hills and Kylie Marin with times of 2:38.1 and 2:42.3. Brooklyn Milder was fourth in the JV shot put at 23-9.
Pretz took fifth place in the 400 in 1:07.4. The 800 sprint medley squad was fifth in 2:09.2. The 100 relay team took fifth in 56.22.
The Washington girls will be on the track again tomorrow at the Eddyville Invitational. The Columbus girls see action tomorrow at Winfield-Mt. Union.