Cowgirls travel to Dickinson Relays at UNI
The Clarion-Goldfield-Dows girls track & field team competed in the Dickinson Relays at UNI in Cedar Falls on Monday, March 6th. No team points were kept for this meet.
In the 60-meter dash prelims, it was Courtney Harle 59th in 8.68 out of over 200 entries. Kenzie Goodell was 121st in 9.03 and Mariah Frye 131st in 9.09. In the 200 dash finals, it was Ana Johnson 107th out of 197 entries with a 30.43. Frye was 111th in 30.49 and Megan Zweifel 166th in 32.31. In the 400, it was Cassidy Bradburn 126th out of 190 runners with a 1:11.95. Vanessa Kolb was 144th in 1:13.87 and Brenna Harklau 146th in 1:13.95.
In the 800, Jordyn Jondle was 109th out of 150 entries in 3:01.90. Katherine Lopez was 118th in 3:05.17 and Cierra Milner 123rd in 3:06.57. In the 60-meter hurdles, Johnson finished 42nd out of 165 entries with a 10.53 time. Zweifel was 59th with 10.84, and Jondle 102nd with 11.37, in that same event. In relays, the Cowgirls 4x2 was 31st out of 71 with 1:57.58. They were also 31st out of 53 in the 4x4 in 4:37.63. In the 4x8, they posted an 11:43.78 to take 51st out of 61 entries.
In field events, it was Kenzie Goodell 111th with a 7’ 8” mark in the long jump. Faith Nelson tied for 56th out of 147 shot put entries with a 30’ 10” best. Mikayla Hennigar posted a 30’ 3” to tie for 64th, with Alex Keller throwing for 25’ 1” to tie for 117th place.
“This was the first chance to see what our new team was like,” stated head coach Monty Harker. “We lost a lot of experience from last year, so we had many unknowns. Faith set a personal best in the shot, and Vanessa started off by running some of her best times in the 800 with a 2:48 split in the 4x8. Our best relays of the night were the 4x2 and 4x4. Kenzie Goodell, Meleah Johnson, Haley Nerem and Courtney Harle ran the 4x2 and did pretty well. Courtney should do well this year. Her first 400 (in the 4x4) was a :66, and with Kenna (Kruger) running a good :68 that should be another good relay for us. It was early, and we are still in the process of getting in shape.”
For more early-season track news, see the March 16 edition of the Monitor.