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Woods leads WHS track and field girls

Friday, April 27, 2012

Taylor Woods of Cherokee is ready to release the shot put during recent track and field action in Cherokee. She won the event to stay undefeated in area meets this season. Photo by Mike Leckband
Cherokee senior thrower Taylor Woods won the shot put and placed third in the discus to lead her Washington High team in Tuesday's Cherokee Co-ed Relays run under sunny, hot weather conditions.

Woods won the shot put with a 38-8 effort, and was third in the discus with a 115-2 personal best throw.

Cherokee's Katy Hart was second in the long jump with a 14-11 3/4 leap, and Sarea Ramirez was fourth in the high jump with a 4-10 personal best mark.

The WHS 4x200 relay was fourth in a season-best time of 1:57. featuring Hart, Emily Haselhoff, Ramirez, and Brooklyn Hoeppner.

Hoeppner also was fifth in the high jump with a personal best 4-10 effort, and zAriana Smith was sixth in the discus with a personal best 98-1 throw. The shuttle hurdle relay of Kaitlyn Kennebeck, Jordan Weaver, Mikki Hinkhouse, and Anna Wharton was sixth in a time of 1:22.

Cherokee's Jordan Weaver in the blocks, and teammate Mikki Hinkhouse concentrate just before the start of the shuttle hurdle relay at the recent Cherokee Co-ed Relays. Photo by Paul Struck
The deep and talented MOC-Floyd Valley girls won the team title with 144 points, followed by Spencer 140, Hull Western Christian 117, Sheldon 96, Orange City Unity Christian 85, Carroll 73, Cherokee 49, and Storm Lake 33.

"The field events were another strong showing for us tonight," said Cherokee coach Jolene Hultgren. "As these kids are getting more experience, their times and distances are improving right along with them."

Breanna DeVos of Cherokee stays the course during the 3000 meters at Tuesday's Cherokee Co-ed Relays. Photo by Paul Struck

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