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Mid-Prairie, Keota girls contend

Apr 15, 2014
Photo by: Journal file photo Brooke Sieren

TIFFIN – The Mid-Prairie and Keota girls’ track and field teams participated in a meet at Clear Creek-Amana High School on Friday, April 11. The Eagles finished eighth with 10 team points in Class B. The Golden Hawks were seventh in Class A at 36 points.
The top finish of the night between the two schools went to the Golden Hawk 4x100-meter relay team (Lexi Duwa, Arissa Marine, Emily Cayton and Alex Rath). That quartet finished in second place with a time of 53.01 seconds.
Brooke Sieren of Keota placed third in the long jump at 14 feet, 10 ½ inches. Duwa was third in the 100-meter dash with a time of 13.34. Cayton’s leap of 15-8 placed her third in the long jump.
The Keota 4x400-meter relay team (B. Sieren, Kelsi Sieren, Erin Chalupa and Mallory Ladehoff) finished fourth in 5 minutes, 51.25 seconds. Golden Hawk Ali Butters took fourth place in the 100-meter hurdles with her time of 17.58. Mid-Prairie’s 800-meter sprint medley team (Marine, Rath, Duwa and Ali Naylor) had a fourth-place time of 2:02.44.
K. Sieren placed fifth in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:19.38. Mid-Prairie’s Hannah Van Roekel finished fifth in the 3,200-meter run in 12:52.13. The Mid-Prairie 4x800-meter relay team (Calli Shaw, Maddi Zahradnek, Greta Schmidt and Abby Tornow) had a fifth-place time of 11:20.9. The Golden Hawk “A” 4x200-meter relay team (Duwa, Naylor, Rath and Marine) was fifth in 1:58.69.
“I thought we had a terrific night.  The weather was great, we are starting to get past a few lingering injuries on the team, and the girls are competing hard. Many season and personal records were set in this event.  It’s very exciting and rewarding to see these kids improving and that their hard work is paying off,” Mid-Prairie head coach Chris Tyler said.
The Keota girls will be in action again this afternoon at WACO. Mid-Prairie’s girls’ team hits the track again on Thursday, April 17 at Tipton.
Finishes outside of the top five are listed following by event.
100-meter dash – B. Sieren, sixth, 14.23.
Distance Medley – Mid-Prairie (Marine, Butters, Naylor and Van Roekel), seventh, 5:03.44.
400-meter dash – Schmidt, seventh, 1:06.75. Zahradnek, 10th, 1:09.6.
4x200-meter relay – Mid-Prairie “B” (Cayton, Jessica Goll, Lizzie Wildeboer and Ally Bontrager), 10th, 2:17.52.
100-meter hurdles – Cayton, 11th, 19.98.
800-meter run – Bontrager, ninth, 2:51.43. Schmidt, 12th, 2:53.77. Shaw, 13th, 2:58.
200-meter dash – Goll, 11th, 31.18. Wildeboer, 13th, 37.1.
1,500-meter run – Zahradnek, sixth, 5:47.98. Van Roekel, eighth, 6:06.25.
4x400-meter relay – Mid-Prairie (Shaw, Tornow, Butters and Schmidt), sixth, 4:32.47.
Long jump – Shaw, 10th, 14- ¾. Zahradnek, 15th, 12-1 ½.

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