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Girls 2A District Track & Field

Monday, May 16, 2011

Cherokee's Katie Bice reaches for the baton from teammate Megan Hummel during Thursday's 2A Track & Field District in Cherokee. Photo by Paul Struck
Ridge View 3 firsts; Cherokee's Woods wins shot put

Cherokee's Taylor Woods won the shot put and placed second in the discus at Thursday night's weather-interrupted Girls Class 2A District Track & Field action in Cherokee to earn a berth in both events at the Iowa State Co-ed Track & Field Championships in Des Moines Thursday through Saturday.

Woods heaved the shot put 37-9 to win that event, and then threw the discus 105-9 to place second.

Taylor Woods of Cherokee shows the exertion needed to heave the shot put on her way to winning the event at last week's 2A Track & Field Districts in Cherokee. Photo by Paul Struck
Other top Cherokee finishers included 7th place finishes for Katy Hart in the long jump (14-6), Megan Carlson in the 800 meters (2:34), and the 4x400 relay of Carlson, Danni Roethler, Anna Wharton, and Krista Nicholaisen timed in 4:49.

Ridge View's Jessica Mathes led a strong showing for the Raptor girls, winning the 800 meters in 2:22. Ridge View's 4x200 relay of Gretchen Kistenmacher, Brooke Wiese, Sydney Kistenmacher, and Roxanne Grundmeier won in a time of 1:49; and the distance medley was first in 4:19 with Gretchen Kistenmacher, Sydney Kistenmacher, Grundmeier, and Mathes aboard.

The Raptors were second in the 4x400 relay with Sydney Kistenmacher, Nicole Snyder, Mathes, and Grundmeier timed in 4:19; and second in the sprint medley with Emily Kenny, Emily Schiernbeck, Sydney Kistenmacher, and Grundmeier timed in 1:57. Gretchen Kistenmacher was second in the long jump with a leap of 15-10 1/4.

Cherokee's Hanna Bennigsdorf stays focused on the track during the 3000 meters at last week's 2A Track & Field Districts here. Photo by Dan Whitney
Other top finishes for the Raptors were Emily Kenny third in the 100 meters in 13.93; Jadyn Mohr fourth in the 400 meters in1:04; third in the 4x100 relay in 55.86 with Kenny, Annie McAreavy, Schiernbeck and Wiese running; and fourth in the 4x800 with Mathes, Anna Davis, Nicole Boyle, and Snyder clocking 10:09.

For Alta-Aurelia, top finishes included Audrey Winterhof third in the 200 meters in 27.92, and Haley Payne third in the long jump with a leap of 15-7 3/4.

Hull Western Christian won the girls team title with 110.5 points, followed by Sibley-Ocheyedan 102, Ridge View 101, Estherville-LC 81, Sheldon 75, Sioux Center 67.5, Sioux Central 43.5, Orange City Unity Christian 42, Okoboji 38, Kingsley-Pierson/Woodbury Central 33, Cherokee 24, and Alta-Aurelia 23.5.

In determining State qualifiers for both boys and girls, a preliminary qualifier list is created consisting of the top four District place winners in Class 4A, the top three in Class 3A and 2A, and the top two in 1A.

After the preliminary list is complete, the 12th place performance on the list will become the standard (time or distance) for the event. All place-winning performances equal or better than that standard will move to the final State qualifier list. District champions are automatic State qualifiers and if there are ties, the highest District place winner will be the qualifier. If the tie still remains, the school name as printed in the IHSAA (or IGHSAU) Directory is the tiebreaker, with the first school named alphabetically becoming the qualifier.

There will be no more than 24 State qualifiers in any event.

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