HINTON - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn girls finished a strong third place in the Class B division of the Hinton Track & Field Invitational here April 13.
Le Mars Gehlen won the team title with 144 points, followed by Remsen St. Mary's 67, MMC 51, Woodbury Central 49, Galva-Holstein 48, River Valley 45, Kingsley-Pierson 43, Granville Spalding 24, and Remsen-Union 23.
The Eagles claimed two firsts, including Lara Letsche's 37-11 winning effort in the shot put, and the 4x200 relay unit of Alex Hoefling, Jena Mittlestadt, Ashley Schneider, and Anna Klingenberg timed in 1:56.7.
MMC also notched two runner-up finishes with Letsche second in the discus with a throw of 98-0, and the sprint medley relay of Hoefling, Mittlestadt, Schneider, and Klingenberg clocking a 2:02.02.
Eagle thirds went to Hoefling with a time of 13.7 in the 100 meters, and the 4x400 relay of Hoefling, Mittlestadt, Schneider, and Klingenberg timed in 4:35.4.
Klingenberg also placed fourth in the 800 meters in a time of 2:34.7.
"Many people had season bests and even some career bests," said a pleased MMC coach Rick Collins.
The Galva-Holstein girls notched three second-place finishes to lead the Pirates, with Brianna Mathes second in the 800 meters in 2:29.05; the 4x800 relay of Jayde Boyle, Courtnie Voss, Maddy McAreavy, and Mathes clocking a 10:50.04; and the shuttle hurdle relay of Megan Schwanz, Sarah Llichter, Victoria Andresen, and Samantha Grayson timed in 1:15.82.
The 4x100 relay of Schwanz, Brea Slaybaugh, Emily Kreutz, and Courtney Andresen was third in 59.21; and the distance medley relay was fourth in 4:57.34 with Ashley Conover, Lichter, McAreavy, and Boyle aboard.