Three Cherokee runners wait for the starting pistol for the 800-meter run at Tuesday's Lakes Conference Indoor Track & Field Meet at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake. The Cherokee runners are Hanna Benningsdorf, left, Hope Hoefling, center, and Megan Carlson, second from right. Carlson placed second in the event. Photo by Paul Stuck
STORM LAKE - The Cherokee boys and girls track and field teams worked the kinks out at the annual pre-season Lakes Conference Indoor Meet hosted by Buena Vista University here Tuesday.
Several Cherokee athletes placed in the top 10 in their respective events, with Taylor Woods winning the girls shot put with 36-9 1/2 heave, and Brock Dagel placing second in the boys shot put with a 46-5 effort.
Alanzo Ruble was fifth in the boys shot put with a 41-7 1/2 throw.
Blake Booth of Cherokee stays focused on the track ahead during a relay race at Tuesday's Lakes Conference Indoor. Photo by Paul Struck
Cherokee's Megan Carlson was second in the open 800 meters in a time of 2:39. Katy Hart placed seventh in the girls long jump with a 14-1 1/4 leap.
The Braves' Marc Husman was third in the boys 800 meters in 2:06, and Sam Hinkhouse was seventh in the 55-meter dash in 7:07. Blake Booth placed eighth in the 1600 meters in 5:16. Husman was seventh in the long jump with an 18-2 3/4 effort.
In the relays, the Cherokee boys were fourth in the 4x800, with Ben Sampson, Booth, Jose Freed, and Luke Ziemen aboard in 9:36; fourth in the 4x400, with Hinkhouse, Kristian Freed, Husman, and Tyler McLaughlin timed in 3:46; and fifth in the 4x200, with Hinkhouse, Freed, Husman, and Ruble clocked in 1:42.
The Cherokee girls placed sixth in the 4x60 relay, with Krista Nicholaisen, Anna Wharton, Hanna Benningsdorf, and Nicole Morgan timed in 50.44.
Jose Freed of Cherokee keeps the pace during a relay race at the Lakes Conference Indoor Tuesday at BVU in Storm Lake. Photo by Paul Struck
Danni Roethler placed 10th in the 200 meters in a time of 31.16.
Cherokee's Taylor Woods and coach Neil Phipps watch the other throwers during the girls shot put event at Tuesday's Lakes Conference Indoor. Woods won the event to kick off her season in style. Photo by Paul Struck