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MMC girls compete in track meets

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn girls 4x800 relay team has a pre-race ritual they observe each meet to get focused for their grueling event. They are, clockwise from front, Monica De La Cruz, Jeri Welp, Kayla Foresman, and Kelsey Sears. Photo by Paul Struck
Schneider sets 200-meter school record

The busy Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn girls placed second in the team race at the West Sioux Track & Field Co-ed in Hawarden last week, and placed fourth in the War Eagle Conference Meet at Hinton.

The Eagles earned two firsts at West Sioux, with Erica Dreckman winning the 100 meters in 12.9, and Ashley Schneider winning the 200 meters in 27.01. Schneider set a new school record for MMC with her winning 27.01 time in the 200 meters, breaking Jean Plagman's old record.

MMC also won three relays, including the 4x200 with Jena Mittlestadt, Amanda Hoefling, Schneider and Dreckman timed in 1:51.2; the sprint medley with Mittlestadt, Rachel McDermott, Schneider, and Dreckman timed in 1:55.6; and the 4x100 with Mittlestadt, McDermott, Schneider, and Dreckman clocking a 52.46.

The distance medley relay of McDermott, Carly Lehnhoff, Hoefling, and Sarah Bird was second in 4:44.7; the 4x800 of Kayla Foresman, Kelsey Sears, Lehnhoff, and Bird was third in 11:47.3; and the 4x400 relay of Lehnhoff, Foresman, McDermott, and Hoefling was third in 4:35.8. The shuttle hurdle relay of Mallory Roseen, Kelsey Sears, Monica De La Cruz, and Jeri Welp was fourth in 1:26.5.

Brandi Orr of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn lets the shot put fly during the recent Eagle Relays in Marcus. Photo by Paul Struck
Taylor Hohbach was third in the shot put for MMC with a 30-5 throw, and Brandi Orr was second in the discus with a throw of 87-4. Hohbach was fourth iin the discus with an 83-6 effort.

Bird was third in the 800 meters in 2:39.2, and Mittlestadt was third in the 100 meters in 13.2. Hoefling was fourth in the 200 meters in 28.3, and De La Cruz was fourth in the 3000 meters in 14:15.

Hinton won the meet with 160 points, followed by MMC 124, West Sioux 78, Remsen St. Mary's 78, Granville Spalding 33, and Trinity Christian 24.

At the WEC Meet in Hinton, Orange City UNity Christian won thne team title with 107 points, followed by Hinton 74.5, Le Mars Gehlen 72.5, MMC 66, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 66, Akron-Westfield 50, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 42, West Sioux 36, RSM 32, Remsen-UNion 25, Spalding 10, and South O'Brien 7.

Schneider won the 200 meters in 27.9 and the sprint medley relay of Mittlestadt, McDermott, Schneider, and Dreckman also was first in 1:55.8. These performers earn first team All-WEC for winning their respective events.

"We showed a lot of depth and gave 100-percent in every event," said MMC coach Ric Collins.

No other results on the WEC Meet were submitted.

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