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Cherokee competes in Lakes Co-ed

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Woods, Carlson earn All-Lakes honors

Cherokee's Megan Carlson leads a pack of runners during the 800 meters at the cold Lakes Conference Co-ed Meet in Le Mars Tuesday night. Photo by Roy Tucker
LE MARS - The youthful Cherokee boys and girls track and field teams, lacking all their seniors due to a scheduling conflict with Senior Awards Night at Washington High School, competed in the Lakes Conference Co-ed Track & Field Meet here Tuesday night.

The meet was originally scheduled for Monday night here, but was postponed to Tuesday night due to cold, rain, and high winds, which also hampered the event Tuesday night.

The Braves tallied two third-place finishes for their highest honors here Tuesday, with freshman Marc Husman third in the 200 meters in 23.44, and the Braves 4x100 relay team third in a time of 46.79 with Sam Hinkhouse, Husman, Kyle Comstock, and Jeremy Werthman aboard.

Husman was fourth in the 400 meters in 51.90, and freshman Eamon Adamson was fifth in the 3200 meters in a time of 11:12.87.

Taylor Woods of Cherokee placed second in the shot put with a personal best throw at Tuesday's chilly Lakes Conference Co-ed Meet in Le Mars. Photo by Roy Tucker
Cherokee's Brock Dagel placed sixth in the shot put with a 45-3 effort, and the Braves medley relay team of Werthman, Jakob Hummel, Hinkhouse, and Husman was sixth in 3:58.62.

Spirit Lake Park won the boys team title with 142 points, and Storm Lake was second with 127. The depleted Cherokee squad was last with 20 points.

IN the girls competition, sophomore Taylor Woods was second in the shot put with a 36-6 throw, and freshman Megan Carlson was second in the 800 meters in a time of 2:31. Those personal best efforts for Woods and Carlson laned them on the All-Lakes Conference team.

Woods was fifth in the discus with a throw of 100-1.

The Cherokee distance medley relay team of freshman Megan Hummel, sophomore Tasha Larsen, Carlson, and sophomore Jackie Wilson was sixth in 4:54.

"It was great to get this meet in as a tune-up for Friday's District Meet here, even though we were missing our seniors," said Cherokee girls coach Jolene Hultgren. There were two outstanding performances by Taylor and Megan. I was very proud of the girls tonight and even though we were short-handed, I feel they gained confidence as they get ready for Districts.

Cherokee hosts the Class 2A District Co-ed Meet beginning at 4 p.m. Friday.

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