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HMS girls win Wolverine Relays

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Cherokee's Megan Carlson readies to receive the baton from Megan Hummel during the team's solid showing in the 4x200 relay at the Wolverine Co-ed Relays in Cherokee Friday night hosted by South O'Brien. Photo by Paul Struck
Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn claimed the girls team title of the 2011 South O'Brien Wolverine Relays run on the Cherokee Washington High track here Friday night.

The HMS gals tallied 132 points, followed by Orange City Unity Christian 120, Cherokee 84, South O'Brien 72, Newell-Fonda 59, Alta-Aurelia 51, and Clay Central Everly 29.

Taylor Woods led the strong Cherokee Washington High School effort by winning the shot put with a 37-7 1/2 heave, and the discus with a personal best 108-2 throw. Katy Hart also earned a first-place finish with a 15-3 long jump, tying her personal best.

The young Cherokee club also racked up five impressive runners-up, with Megan Carlson second in the 800 meters in 2:35, Nicole Morgan second in the 100 meter hurdles in 17.82, and Hanna Bennigsdorf second in the 3000 meters in 13:25.

South O'Brien's Kaitlyn Aberson stays focused during this relay race at Friday's Wolverine Relays in Cherokee. Photo by Paul Struck
Also, the WHS 4x200 relay of Megan Hummel, Carlson, Danni Roethler, and Hart was second in a time of 2:01, a season's best; and the shuttle hurdle relay of Krista Nicholaisen, Anna Wharton, Bennigsdorf, andMorgan was second in 1:24.

Cherokee's distance medley relay was third, with Hart, Hummel, Nicholaisen, and Roethler aboard in 5:08; and Nicholaisen was fourth in the 400 meter hurdles in 1:19.

Shelby Bush nabbed two fifth-place finishes for WHS, throwing the shot put a personal best 32-8, and the discus 75-11.

"The girls had a geat night getting three firsts and five seconds," said Cherokee coach Jolene Hultgren. "The girls are working hard in practice getting ready for the Lakes Conference Meet and Districts. It is that time of the season when they should be peaking and as coaches we are excited that they are getting some personal bests as we go into the fina;l two meets."

Cherokee's Taylor Woods fires the shot put under the watchful eyes of her dad John at Friday's South O'Brien Wolverine Co-ed Relays in Cherokee. Photo by Paul Struck
The South O'Brien girls collected three firsts, with Casie Rehder winning the 400 meter hurdles in 1:13, and the Wolverines' 4x200 (1:59) and 4x400 (4:27) relays.

SOS was second in the distance medley relay in 4:38, fourth in the 4x100 relay in 56.32, third in the 4x800 relay in 11:32, and third in the sprint medley relay in 2:03.

Also for SOS, Alyssa Bainbridge was sixth in the long jump with a leap of 13-0 and sixth in the 100 meters in 14.77, Taylor Paulsen was fifth in the 400 meters in 1:08 and sixth in the 200 meters in 29.52, Heather Penning fourth in the 800 meters in 2:47, Rachel Struve fourth in the 1500 meters in 6:12, Mikayla Hintz fourth in the 200 meters in 29.25, and Kendra Rohlfsen sixth in the 200 meter hurdles in 19.82.

For the Alta-Aurelia girls, Morgann Droegmiller won the 100 meter hurdles in 17.61, Haley Payne was third in the 100 hurdles in 18.19 and third in the long jump with a leap of 14-8, Tami Bertrand second in the 400 meter hurdles in 1:15, Stephanie Stange fifth in the 1500 meters in 6:31, and Rachel Husman sixth in the discus with a throw of 72-4.

Nicole Morgan of Cherokee touches down during the shuttle hurdle relay at Friday's Wolverine Co-ed Relays in Cherokee. Photo by Paul Struck
In the relays, the A-A girls were second in the sprint medley in 2:02, fourth in the 4x400 in 4:38, and third in the 4x100 in 55.37.

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