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Bobcat girls net handful of top 10s

March 25, 2009

CEDAR FALLS - The tandem of Emily Hunt and Lydia Martin teamed up to finish ninth and 10th in the 800-meter run, leading the Marshalltown girls' track and field team at the Dickinson Relays Indoor State Championships Tuesday at the UNI-Dome.

Hunt cracked the top 10 in a time of 2 minutes, 30.02 seconds, and Martin was an eyelash behind at 2:30.23 for 10th place.

The same duo bookended Marshalltown's 10th-place 4x800-meter relay team, joining up with Sarah Shirar and Jordyn Boland for a time of 10:23.88.

Jordan Loney logged a pair of placewinning finishes as well for the Bobcats, earning 10th in the high jump (5 feet) and 12th in the 200 (27.64).

"We are very pleased with today's results," said MHS head coach Chad Pietig. "We had some great individual efforts against a very tough field. We are looking forward to putting all the pieces together from these indoor meets as we begin the outdoor season."

The Bobcat girls have some time to prepare as their first outdoor meet of the spring is slated for March 31 at the Waukee Invitational.

Area results

Gladbrook-Reinbeck's Breanna Vint finished third in the shot put at 41-8 1/2 to lead the area's competitors at the state meet. Taylor Petersen came away with ninth in the 3,000 in 11:03.04.

North Tama senior Sara Stoakes turned in a pair of top five finishes. Stoakes was fourth in the 800 (2:16.45) and fifth in the 60 (8.11).

Two from the North Iowa Cedar League West Division ended up in the top 10 in the 400. Haddie Vawter of BCLUW was seventh (1:02.11) and Adrianne Alexia of Grundy Center was ninth (1:02.87). Additionally, Rachael Cheeseman of G-R ran down 23rd (1:03.95) and Abby Graves of Grundy Center 24th (1:03.98).

BCLUW was 14th in the 4x800 as the group of Kelsey Feltz, Jamie Fisher, Nicole Fisher and Vawter turned in a time of 10:26.72. Vawter, Alli Sharp, Jamie Fisher and Nicole Fisher teamed for 19th in the 4x100 (54.26).

Heather Eash of East Marshall advanced to the finals of the 60 hurdles and finished 15th in 10.60.

Darrah Schlichte turned in West Marshall's top showing as she tied for 19th in the high jump (4-10).



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