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Cherokee track squads compete at SL

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Cherokee's Alison Husman gives it her all during the long jump competition at the Tornado Co-ed Relays in Storm Lake on Apr. 29. Photo by Paul Struck
Girls tally three first-place finishes, boys two

STORM LAKE - The Cherokee Washington High girls track and field team finished fourth in a six-team competition, and the Braves placed seventh in the eight-team boys competition at the April 29th running of the Tornado Co-ed Relays in Storm Lake.

Potent Storm Lake won both girls and boys team titles, winning the girls crown with 177 points, and taking the boys title with 140.

Carroll Kuemper was runner-up in the girls division with 128 points, followed by Spencer 102, Cherokee 69, Le Mars 62, and MOC-Floyd Valley 43.

Spirit Lake Park was second in the boys' division with 115 points, followed by Le Mars 89, MOC-FV 67, Spencer 51, Estherville-LC 51, Cherokee 27, and Carrroll Kuemper 17.

Matt Koch of Cherokee nearly went as high as he did far during the long jump at the Apr. 29th Tornado Co-ed Relays in Storm Lake. Photo by Paul Struck
The Cherokee girls rang up three first-place finishes, with Lynn Carlson winning the shot put with a 39-3 1/4 effort; Erica Nicholson claiming the 1500 meters in a time of 5:17.6; and the distance medley relay of Kelsey Essick, Sarah Ruehle, Alison Husman, and Alanna Valentine winning in a time of 4:41.4.

Cherokee also notched two second-place finishes with Kelsie Peterson second in the shot put with a 34-7 heave, and Alison Husman second in the 800 meters in 2:36.1.

Thirds went to Valentine with a 1:15.1 clocking in the 400-meter hurdles; Alison Husman with a 15-7 long jump; and the 4x400 relay of Valentine, Lauren Husman, Essick, and Alison Husman timed in 4:26.9. Lauren Husman was fifth in the long jump with a 14-8 leap.

Sixth-place finishes went to Carlson with a 99-11 discus throw, Lauren Husman's 1:10.3 time in the 400 meters, and Ruehle's 29.1 clocking in the 200 meters.

"We had a good meet," said Cherokee girls co-coach Neil Phipps. "While our depth limits our events, we competed and ran hard. We need to continue to work on our conditioning and experiment with a couple combinations in some relays."

The Cherokee girls run in the South O'Brien Relays Friday night in Cherokee.

The Braves notched two first-place finishes in the boys competition, with Drew Lugar winning the 110 hurdles in 15.9, and Kyle Schuett claiming the 100 meters in a blistering 10.76 in a very strong field.

Luke Pearson was fourth in the 400 hurdles in 1:02.39, and Matt Koch fifth in the high jump with a 5-8 effort. Kody Riggs placed seventh in the 100 meters in 11.84, and the Braves 4x100 relay of Koch, Lugar, Tony Hunt, and Sampson also was seventh in 47.72.

Nick O'Bryan was ninth in the 800 meters in 2:17.04, and Zack Mosback was 10th in 2:20.46. Koch was ninth in the long jump with a 19-1 1/2 leap, and Dan Bieber was 10th with an 18-7 effort. Tony Hunt was ninth in the 200 meters in 25.11, and Nick O'Bryan ninth in the 1600 meters in 5:06.12. Keaton Tuttle placed 10th in the discus with a throw of 114-3.

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