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MMC track girls have busy weekend

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Junior Ashley Schneider, left, anchors the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 4 x 100 Relay team to a second place finish behind Central Lyon at last week's Sioux Center Invitational. Photo contributed
The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn girls track team had a busy four days last week, competing on Thursday at the Sioux Center Invitational, Friday at the Hinton Invitational, and wrapping it up with the Sioux City Relays on a cool, very wet Saturday afternoon.

The Eagles of coach Ric Collins were not afraid to take on tough competition at all of the meets, and as a result posted some excellent times and performances.

At Sioux Center, competing against 3A and 2A teams, the Eagle girls turned in many season best performances, according to coach Collins. Erica Dreckman took first place in the 100 meter dash, with a time of 13.33, and the Lady Eagles also turned in a first-place effort in the sprint medley, running the event in a time of 1:59.6. Eagle relay teams also took two second places, the 4 x 200 in 1:51.7, and the 4 x 100 in 53.3. Coach Collins commented that MMC was "running against the clock and the tape" at a meet dominated by bigger schools.

At Hinton on Friday, competing in Class B, the Eagles finished second in a 10 team field, compiling 74 points. Coach Collins said his team scored "double places/points in many events," and six of the seven relays scored points, including first place finishes by the sprint medley (Jena Mittelstadt, Rachel McDermott, Ashley Schneider, and Erica Dreckman) in 1:58.6; 4 x 200 (Dreckman, Mittelstadt, Amanda Hoefling, and Schneider) in 1:52.9; and 4 x 100 (Mittelstadt, McDermott, Hoefling, and Schneider in 53.6.

The 4 x 400 team of Kelsey Sears, McDermott, Carly Lehnhoff, and Amanda Hoefling ran a 4:41.2 to place third. Dreckman also took second in the 100 meter dash, with a time of 13.48.

At Sioux City, the MMC girls posted some great times, despite the weather. Running in Class C, the MMC girls placed first in the 4 x 100 relay (53.8), 2nd in the 4 x 200 (1:52.9), and 3rd in the 4 x 400 (4:44.6), with the team of Dreckman, McDermott, Mittelstadt and Schneider running in all three events.

Dreckman also placed 5th in the 100 meter dash, with a time of 13.81, and Mittelstadt was 6th in the same event, with a time of 13.86.

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