SHELDON - Cherokee senior Lynn Carlson led the Cherokee Washington High girls efforts at the Sheldon Invitational Track & Field Meet here Monday night, winning the shot put with a 38-2 1/2 throw.
Cherokee's 4x100 meter relay was fourth in the rugged competition, clocking a 57.67 time with Sarah Ruehle, Katy Hart, Saraj Johnson, and Clare Tuttle aboard.
Taylor Woods placed fifth in the shot put with a personal best 33-7 heave. Carlson was sixth in the discus with a throw of 93-3. Tuttle also claimed sixth in the 100 meter hurdles in 17.33.
Cherokee' distance medley relay also was sixth in a time of 5:05, with Tuttle, Johnson, Jenna Walsh, and Erica Nicholson running that event.
"Lynn had a great night getting her best throw of the seson in the shot put and placing first," said Cherokee first-year coach Jolene Hultgren. Taylor also had a great night by getting her personal bet throw. The 4x100 relay had its best time of the season.
"it's rewarding that the throw distances and the times are improving as we head into the middle of the season. Coach (Neil) Phipps does a great job with the throwers in helping them reach their goals and targets. Lynn will compete at the Drake Relays this weekend - a great accomplishment that is a result of her hard work and all that coach Phipps has taught her. We are still plagued with injuries and illness, so hopefully at some point this season we will have everyone healthy and competing."
The Cherokee girls will compete in the Cherokee Co-Ed Relays Tuesday night in Cherokee.