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Woods double winner at Lakes Track & Field

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Cherokee senior Taylor Woods fires the shot put during recent track and field action. Woods won both the shot put and discus at last week's Lakes Conference Meet. Photo by Mike Leckband
STORM LAKE - Cherokee senior Taylor Woods was a double winner in her specialties at last week's Lakes Conference Track & Field Meet in Storm Lake.

Woods won the shot put with a 38-7 1/2 effort, and won the discus with a personal best 118-01 throw.

Sara Ramirez brought home a second-place finish for the WHS gals with a persona; best 5-0 high jump.

Both Woods and Ramirez earned All-Lakes Conference Honors for their achievements.

Cheroke also registered several sixth-place finishes in the rugged eight-team conference meet, including individual sixths by Katy Hart with a 15-1/2 long jump, Brookelyn Hoeppner's 4-8 high jump, and Ariana Smith's 104-5 1/2 discus throw.

In the relays, Cherokee also managed three sixth-place finishes, including the 4x200 relay of Hart, Emily Haselhoff, Ramirez, and Hoeppner with a season best 1:55 clocking; the 4x100 of Hart, Ramirez, Courtney Johnson, and Jasey Stowater with a season best 55.56 time; and the 4x400 relay of Kaitlan Kennebeck, Hanna Henson, haselhoff, and Erin Kelley in a time of 5:04.

"We have such a young group of girls and they have come a long way during this season," said Cherokee coach Jolene Hultgren. "They are gaining confidence and now they are finding out that they can be competitive in their events. They are definitely going to finish the season strong with Districts coming up this week."

The Class 2A Districts for boys and girls are Thursday, with Cherokee competing at Sioux Center.

Spencer won the Lakes team title with 150 points, followed by Spirit Lake Park 122.5, Hull Western Christian 101, Le Mars 87, Storm Lake 41, Estherville-LC 39, Cherokee 33.5, and Emmetsburg 15.

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