Girls’ track doesn’t wait for warm weather, goes indoors
The 2014 Demon Indoor Girls’ Track and Field Meet was a showcase of the best talent from across Iowa in high school girls’ track and field. Girls from Highland, WACO and Washington high schools were among the participants at the Recreation Building on the campus of the University of Iowa on Tuesday, March 4.
“It was a good practice for us. We saw some work that we need to do but overall a very good meet for us,” Washington head coach Stephanie Tschantz said, “We were missing several varsity runners yet because they just finished basketball tonight but we’ll be at full-strength soon.”
Despite the fact that it’s very early in the season and most of the girls saw their first action of the spring, Highland’s coaches Dan Dickel and Angie Stroebel are optimistic about the Huskies this year.
“Yesterday was our first official practice so it’s very early. We brought the girls that qualified for state last year, so this is kind of a bonus meet for them. I really think that we are going to be strong in our sprints and we’ve found a really good hurdler. We’re off to a good start,” Dickel said.
“The girls we had compete for us did a really good job of running. Running on that track is a completely different task mentally as compared to running the halls at the school. The girls overcame that and I was proud of their adapting to the setting. We have a lot of potential and some great depth. I’m excited about the coming season,” WACO head coach Cinda Blake said.
The boys will have their turn on Thursday, March 6. The event will begin promptly at 5 P.M. at the Recreation Building on the campus of the University of Iowa.
Following are all the placements for the Highland, WACO and Washington girls in the events that they participated in.
Rebecca Davison, senior, Highland tied for eighth in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 10.33.
Sam Dutton, junior, Highland tied for first in the high jump at 4’11”.
Jordan Rath, senior, Highland placed 59th in the 200-meter dash with a time of 31.52.
Angela Frier, sophomore, WACO placed 48th in the 200-meter dash with a time of 30.87.
Halle Kissell, freshman, WACO placed 21st in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:09.42.
Libby Skriver, sophomore , WACO placed 41st in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:13.28.
Rosemary Skriver, senior, WACO tied for sixth in the high jump at 4’9” and placed 52nd in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:15.37.
Katelyn White, senior, WACO placed 66th in the 200-meter dash with at time of 32.34.
McKenna White, freshman, WACO placed 76th in the 200-meter dash with a time of 36.14.
Stephanie Fishback, senior, Washington placed 16th in the 200-meter dash with a time of 28.53.
Addison Gaal, junior, Washington placed 47th in the 200-meter dash with a time of 30.74.
Isabella Giardino, freshman, Washington placed 63rd in the 200-meter dash with a time of 31.81.
Mariah Howard, freshman, Washington placed 38th in the 1500-meter run with a time of 6:07.19.
Emme Keith, sophomore, Washington placed 26th in the 1500-meter run with a time of 5:53.11
Makenzie Knutson, sophomore, Washington placed 64th in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:18.09.
Macy Marek, junior, Washington fifth in the 60-meter dash with a time of 8.29.
McKenna Reighard, junior, Washington placed 38th in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:12.51.
Alexis Turner, freshman, Washington placed 56th in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:16.87.
The Highland distance medley team of sophomore Brianna Davis, sophomore Cheyann Adamson, Rath and junior Chelsey Lampe finished seventh with a time of 4:58.11.
The Washington 4x800 relay team of Keith, sophomore Jasmine Mares, freshman Mariah Howard and junior Stephanie Gutierrez placed 25th with a time of 11:45.27.
The Washington distance medley team of Marek, Gaal, sophomore Emma Wood and Mares placed 18th with a time of 5:12.13.
The Washington 4x400 relay team of Fishback, sophomore Morgan Kimball, freshman Victoria Barber and sophomore Amber Salow placed 24th with a time of 4:47.89.
The Washington 4x400 relay team of Turner, freshman Lexi Redlinger, freshman Makenzi Marek and freshman Jessie Buchholz placed 43rd with a time of 5:09.
The Washington 4x400 relay team of Gutierrez, sophomore Kaitlin Roush, Giardino and sophomore Carolan Hoffman finished 49th with a time of 5:20.94.