MMCRU girls run at Westwood’s Rebel Relays
SLOAN — Members of the MMCRU girls track and field team took part in the 2018 Rebel Relays hosted by Westwood on Friday. The Royals did not start their top performers in all events, but focused on a few specific events in preparation for the upcoming state qualifying meet on Thursday.
Aspen Woodall took second place in the 800 meter race out of a field of 15 participants. She finished in 2:38.52, a season-best time as she shaved four seconds off her War Eagle Conference winning time. Lauren Rowher of Alta-Aurelia won the race in 2:34.89.
Kaitlyn Goth finished in third place in the 1500 race with a time of 5:35.27. Madison Schiernbeck of OA-BCIG won the race in 5:18.69. Goth did not run in the 3000 at the meet.
Jaylen Bork ended sixth in the high jump as she cleared 4-04. In the shot put, Peyton Turner and Megan Loutsch both finished in the top 10 out of 34 throwers. Turner was sixth with a throw of 32-07 while Loutsch was 10th at 30-10.50. Loutsch finished 11th of 30 in the discus with a throw of 77-03. Turner, the reigning War Eagle discus champion, did not compete in the event.
The team competed in just a pair of relays, focusing on the longer distance ones. In the 4x800, the Royals clocked a time of 10:46.0. That time is nearly 20 seconds faster than their previous best time this season. Combining on the race were Faith Olson, Woodall, Goth and Bork. The team ended in second place behind Alta-Aurelia’s 10:29.8 finish.
The distance medley relay team cut about half a second from their season-best time as they ended in 4:50.04. The group of Haley Schwarz, Olson, Woodall and Goth finished in third place behind Boyer Valley and the winning Alta-Aurelia team who came in at 4:38.67.
The Royals will host the Jack Foresman Co-Ed Invite on Monday as their final tune-up before the state qualifying meet.
Team scores: Alta-Aurelia 157, MVAOCOU 91, OA-BCIG 81, West Monona 50, Ridge View 41, Missouri Valley 36, Boyer Valley 32, Riverside 18, Whiting 16, Siouxland Christian 12, Westwood 11, River Valley 11, Homer 3