CIK Girls Track Tracker: Week Four
Top hurdlers, sprinters compete in Clearwater
Wind, wind go away! The breezes seem to hit hardest this spring on track days and last Friday may have been the worst example. Not only was big wind a factor for much of the state, but thunderstorms also forced the cancellation of a few meets out west.
In Clearwater Friday, Wellington’s Annalisa Cullens was not part of the meet but her top Class 4A time in the 100m hurdles survived against her top competition. Andale senior Cali Kerschen moved to No. 2 in the class with a 14.94 to pull within 0.08 seconds of Cullens. Garden Plain junior Celia Puetz finished fifth in that loaded race but moved to No. 2 in Class 2A with a 16.07.
The 100m dash at the same meet featured some of the state’s best. Garden Plain senior Brooke Hammond ran a 12.10 in the prelims to expand upon her 2A lead. Andale sophomore Betsy Reichenberger finished second to Hammond and now sits third in the 3A ranks behind Clearwater freshman Madison Williams and Cullens. Williams ran third behind Friday at home. Andale junior Maddie Schrant got some competition in the 400m dash but ran a 58.69 Friday to take the 4A lead by better than two seconds.
The Conrad Nightengale Invitational in Halstead Friday caused a reset in the 3A girls’ 800m run. That event featured seven of the current top-16 runners in the class. Smoky Valley senior Gracie Lambert took back the class lead in 2:19.83. Southeast of Saline senior Jentrie Alderson, in the No. 2 spot in 2:21.05, still has a seven-second lead over the third-fastest time.
A timing error in Haven last Tuesday meant no times in the girls’ 100m dash so those updates are not available this week. Missing results out of Perry-LeCompton from April 12 have been added.
So far, 163 meets have been tallied. Email missing results or corrections to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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