MMC sends 7 events to State
Cherokee's Taylor Woods qualified in the shsot put for this week's Iowa State Track & Field Championships in Des Moines. Photo by Roy Tucker
A speedy nucleus of sprinters combined to lead the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn girls to qualify seven events for the 2010 Iowa State Girls Class 1A Track & Field Championships at Drake University Stadium in Des Moines Thursday through Saturday.
Cherokee qualfied three events for the Class 2A field also under way Thursday in the nation's largest co-ed Track & Field Classic, while Ridge View qualified four events in 2A, and River Valley and Aurelia two events each in the 1A competition.
Cherokee and Ridge View competed in Friday's 2A Districts in Cherokee, and MMC, RV, and AUrelia competed in the 1A District at Laurens=Marathon Friday.
Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn's Rachel McDermott hands the baton to Amanda Hoefling during recent track and field action. The MMC girls qualified for State in seven events. Photo by Paul Struck
State qualifiers for MMC included Erica Dreckman with a 12.93 time in the 100 meters for 15th best in the State; Ashley Schneider's 26.59 time in the 200 meters for 12th best; the 4x100 relay of Jena Mittlestadt, Rachel McDermott, Schneider, and Dreckman timed in 51.22 for 3rd best; the 4x200 relay of Mittlestadt, Amanda Hoefling, Schneider, and Dreckman timed in 1:47.77 for 3rd best; the 4x400 relay of Carly Lehnhoff, Kayla Foresman, McDermott, and Hoefling timed in 4:27.94 for 24th best; the sprint medley relay of Mittlestadt, McDermott, Schneider, and Dreckman timed in 1:52.17 for 3rd best; and the distance medley relay of McDermott, Lehnhoff, Hoefling, and Sarah Bird timed in 4:35.14 for 23rd best.
State qualifiers for Cherokee were Lauren Husman with a 1:03.81 time in the 400 meters for 24th best, and Husman's 16-02 long jump for 14th best; and Taylor Woods with a 36-02 shot put effort for 14th best.
State qualifiers for Ridge View were Roxanne Grundmeir with a 26.78 time in the 200 meters for 11th best; Jessica Mathes with a 2:24.25 time in the 800 meters for 4th best; the 4x800 relay of Nicole Boyle, Katie Boyle, Nicole Snyder, and Mathes timed in 10:05.72 for 10th best; and the distance medley relay of Rachel Anderson, Emily Schiernbeck, Grundmeier, and Mathes timed in 4:19.14 for 3rd best.
Lauren Husman of Cherokee qualified for the Class 2A Iowa State Track & Field Championships in two events - the long jump and the 400 meters. Photo by Paul Struck
Aurelia State qualifiers were Ashley Anderson with a 5-0 high jump for 15th best,and Audrey Winterhof's 12.98 time in the 100 meters for 20th best.
State qualifiers for River Valley were Brittny Shropshire's 16.96 time in the 100-meter hurdles for 23rd best, and Kari Ludvigson's 2:32.93 time in the 800 meters for 23rd best.