Odebolt-Arthur/Battle Creek-Ida Grove clipped East Sac County 109.5 to 102 to win the Class 1A team title of the 2011 Girls Cherokee Tomahawk Relays in Cherokee Friday night.
Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn was third in the team race with 73.5 points, followed by Sioux Central 73.3, Estherville-LC 71.5, Ridge View 70, Central Lyon 67.3, Emmetsburg 57, Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 38, Cherokee 37.5, Pocahontas Area/Pomeroy-Palmer 17, South O'Brien 12.3, Alta-Aurelia 12.
Woods's shot put effort broke the old school mark of 38-11 1/4 set in 2007 by Lynn Carlson. The throw is a personal best to date for Woods.
Sophomore Megan Carlson also was a top finisher for the Washington High gals, placing second in the 800 meters in a personal best 2:33.83. That race was a photo finish with three runners, as winner Rachel Hamilton of Sioux Central clocked 2:33.81, Carlson 2:33.83, and Hamilton's teammate Callie Buske timed in 2:33.87. Cherokee's Katy Hart was fourth in the long jump with a 15-03 leap.
"Taylor Woods had another great night - placing first in the shot put with a personal best throw of 39-2 which also broke the old record set by Lynn Carlson in 2007 of 38'11.25," said Cherokee coach Jolene Hultgren. "As a team we didn't place very high, but the girls had a great night with nine personal and/or seasonal bests. As coaches, we are very proud of the girls as they came out and competed in order to get their personal bests. Their work ethic that they bring to practice is paying off for them."
The Eagles distance medley team of Dreckman, Lehnhoff, Amanda Hoefling, and Sydney Roberts was third in 4:42; the 4x400 relay of Lehnhoff, Roberts, Amanda Hoefling, and Dreckman was fifth in a time of 4:34; and the 4x800 relay of Sarah Bird, Heather Hoefling, Anna Wilcox, and Roberts was sixth in 11:45.
MMC's Brandi Orr was fourth in the discus with a 92-10 throw, and Schwarz was fifth in the 800 meters in a time of 2:38.
Top individual finishers for Ridge View were Roxanne Grundmeier second in the 200 meters in 26.92, Kysa Bennett third in the discus with a 98-0 effort and fifth in the shot put with a 31-09 effort, Jadyn Mohr fourth in the high jump with a leap of 4-8, Rachel Hunt fifth in the 400 meter hurdles in 1:18, and Grechen Kistenmacher third in the long jump with a 15-7 leap and sixth in the 100 meter hurdles in a time of 17.48.
For Alta-Aurelia, Audrey Winterhof was fourth in the 200 meters in 27.81, and Tami Bertrand was sixth in the 400 hurdles in 1:18.
South O'Brien's distance medley relay was fifth in 4:55, and the Wolverines4x100 relay was fifth in 57.21.