Gehlen girls claim team title at West Sioux Relays

Thursday, May 9, 2019

HAWARDEN — Hurdles and a few relay wins were enough to push Gehlen Catholic to the top of the team standings at Thursday’s, May 2 West Sioux Coed Relays. The Lady Jays scored 110 points to finish in front of eight other teams at the meet.

The Jay’s other relay win came in the 4x400 to conclude the night as they were nine seconds faster than MMCRU with a time of 4:29.23.

MMCRU fared well in many of the longer distance races. Kaitlyn Goth posted her fastest times of the season in winning the 1500 and 3000 races. She won by 10 seconds in the 1500 with a time of 5:32.04 and was 50 seconds faster than the rest of the field in the 3000 with a time of 11:40.50. While Lawton-Bronson was at the meet, Goth did not run against Lilly Teager, who could be one of Goth’s main challengers for a state berth in those races.

The 4x800 team for the Royals ran a season-best time of 10:44.20 to win the race by 23 seconds over the second place team. The distance medley squad also had a sizable cushion with an 11 second win with a time of 4:53.38.

Emily Dreckman won the high jump with a height of 4-10, matching the clearance of Akron-Westfield’s Kailee Tucker. Ellie Hilbrands added more points for the Royals in the event with a height of 4-08.

Remsen St. Mary’s had their best results come from a fourth place finish for Maria Russell in the 3000, a fifth place result for Ashley Willman in the 100 meter dash and another fifth place finish for Brittany Johnson in the 100 meter hurdles.

All of the local schools except for RSM will be competing with each other once again on Monday, May 6 in Marcus at the Jack Foresman Relays. The Hawks will be at a meet at Sioux Central on Monday, May 6.

Team scores: Gehlen Catholic 110, Lawton-Bronson 95, Akron-Westfield 92, MMCRU 74, Hinton 69, Alcester-Hudson 59, West Sioux 37, Westwood 37, Remsen St. Mary’s 9.