The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn girls featured three first-place finishes on their way to a third-place finish in the 14-team Class 1A Division of the 2010 Cherokee Tomahawk Relays here Friday night.
The youthful Cherokee Washington High girls placed ninth in 1A after garnering three runner-up finishes.
Erica Dreckman and Ashley Schneider each placed first for MMC in their specialties, with Dreckman winning the 100 meters in 12.85, and Schneider claiming the 200 in 27.29. The Eagles also won first in the sprint medley, with Jena Mittlestadt, Rachel McDermott, Schneider, and Dreckman clocking 1:56.29.
Other top finishes for MMC were the 4x200 relay of Mittlestadt, Amanda Hoefling, Schneider, and Dreckman placing second in 1:50.2; the distance medley relay of McDermott, Hoefling, Carly Lehnhoff, and Sarah Bird placing third in 4:58.36; and the 4x100 relay of Mittlestadt, McDermott, Schneider, and Dreckman third in 52.53.
MMC set meet 1A meet records with Dreckman's time in the 100, Schneider's time in the 200, and the sprint medley relay team.
Taylor Woods paced the Cherokee girls, placing second in the shot put with a 33-5 1/2 heave, and second in the discus with a throw of 102-3.
Lauren Husman was second for WHS in the long jump with a 15-3 leap, and fifth in the 400 meters in 1:04.82.
Megan Carlson was fifth in the 800 meters in 2:38.44, and anchored the 4x800 relay to a sixth-place finish in 11:14, along with team members Megan Hummel, Jackie Wilson, and Yesenia Castro.
The 4x400 relay of Wilson, Carlson, Hummel, and Husman was fifth in 4:40.
"I was very proud of the girls for their efforts and great attitude they had at the meet," said Cherokee coach Jolene Hultgren. "We were excited to be running in the Tomahawk Relays. We'll look at this meet as our starting point and hope to improve as the season goes on."
MMC coach Ric Collins lauded his team for their effort to finish third in such a large field, with just one school smaller than MMC in the 1A.
Ridge View was third in the 4x800 relay in 10:41.85, sixth in the distance medley in 5:10.50, and fifth in the 4x100 relay in 55.07.
Top individual finishers for Ridge View were Ashley Drey fifth in the 3000 meters, Roxanne Grundmeier sixth in the 400 meters in 1:)5.65, and Rachel Hunt fourth in the 400 hurdles in 1:19.45.
MOC-Floyd Valley won the Class 2A Girls Division with 132 points, followed by Spirit Lake Park 104, Storm Lake 96, Spencer 96, Le Mars 76, Sioux City North 32, Sioux City West 21, and Sioux City Heelan 21.