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OA-BCIG, MOC-FV win Girls Tomahawk

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

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Cherokee's Taylor Woods is all business as she stays focused before delivering a discus throw during Friday's Girls Tomahawk Relays in Cherokee. Woods set a school record in the shot put. Photo by Mike Leckband
Woods breaks WHS school shot put record

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.

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Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn sprinter Erica Dreckman loosens up before running the lead leg in a relay at last week's Tomahawk Relays. Photo by Paul Struck
Junior thrower Taylor Woods led Cherokee's efforts, winning the shot put with a school record 39-02 heave, and placing second in the discus with a 101-0 throw. Cherokee's Shelby Bush was sixth in the shot put with a 31-07 1/2 effort.

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."

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Cherokee's Katy Hart collects her thoughts before running the opening leg of the distance medley relay at Friday's Tomahawk Relays in Cherokee. Photo by Paul Struck
For MMC, the Eagles were second in the sprint medley, with Carly Lehnhoff, Nicki Schwarz, Amada Hoefling, and Erica Dreckman clocked in 2:00. MMC's 4x200 relay also was runner-up in a time of 1:57, with Lehnhoff, Schwarz, Amanda Hoefling, and Dreckman aboard.

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.

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Krista Nicholaisen of Cherokee shows solid form during the shuttle hurdle relay event at Friday's Girls Tomahawk Relays in Cherokee. Photo by Mike Leckband
The Ridge View sprint medley relay won first place in a time of 1:59, the 4x800 relay was fourth in 11:02, and the shuttle hurdle relay fifth in 1:16.

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.

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Megan Hummel takes off with the baton after an exchange with teammate Megan Carlson during the distance medley relay at Friday's Tomahawk Relays in Cherokee. Photo by Paul Struck
MOC-Floyd Valley won the Class 2A Tomahawk Relays competition with 143 points, followed by Spencer 128, Sioux City Heelan 104, le Mars 99, Spirit Lake Park 97, Sioux City North 61, Storm Lake 48, and Sioux City West 35.

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Carly Lehnhoff of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn keeps the pace during this relay leg at Friday's Tomahawk Relays. Photo by Paul Struck [Click to enlarge]



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