The girls track team won their conference with a score of 140 points. The runners up were Carlisle and ADM scoring 119 points.
Junior Dianna Slight won the conference in three events, the Long Jump (17' 10.5"), the 100 Meter Dash (12.49), and the 400 Meter Dash (56.63). Freshman Mady Danner won the 400 Meter Hurdles (1:08.69) and placed 2nd in the Long Jump (16' 11.5"). Senior Stefanie Davis placed 2nd in the Shot Put (37' 0.25"), sophomore Claire Sandvig received 2nd in the Discus (107' 0"). The girls track team also placed 2nd in four relays; the Shuttle Hurdle (1:07.34), the 4x200 (1:51.01), the Sprint Medley (1:56.49), and the 4x100 (52.12).
Davis had a personal record in Shot Put, and Danner had a personal record in the Long Jump.
“Our goals for districts are to get as many events to the state meet as possible. It would be nice to get 8 for sure but 10 would be great. At the state meet we would like to finish in the top four as a team for sure and possibly bring home a trophy. It would be great to be the state champs in 3-4 events,” said Scott Kiesel the Head Girls Track Coach about the district and state meets.
Kiesel was presented with the honor of being the Raccoon River Conference Coach of the year for back to back years. “The coaches in the Raccoon River Conference vote for coach of the year so it is nice to be recognized by your peers for your accomplishments. I couldn't have done it without this great group of girls,” said Kiesel.
The boys also sat atop the podium with 101 points, in front of Carlisle with 99.5. Junior Colbey Wadsworth collected first in the Shot Put (49’9”) and second in Discus (142’6”). Junior Lantz Reed garnered first in the 110 meter high hurdles (14.59), freshman Tyler Casotti obtained first in the 800 meter run (2:06.7), and junior Eli Johnson placed second in the 200 meter dash (22.81). Senior Eli Hicks earned first in all four of his running events. He ran the 100 meter dash (11.18), 200 meter dash (21.86), in the 4x200 meter relay, and the 4x100 meter relay.
“The goal at the district meet is not to win, but to qualify as many events for state as possible,” said the Boys Head Track Coach John Bachman.
The boys and girls district track meet is this Thursday, May 12th, in Gilbert.